A team of 12 volunteers from the CH2M Foundation has been working with a charity to build a 97m suspended footbridge for a community in Rwanda.
Working with charity Bridges to Prosperity in Butare, the team aimed to build the bridge in 12 days. During the construction process they saw how children had to jump onto rocks across a river to get to school.
The team’s construction manager Aaron Roche wrote in his blog: “There are hills everywhere and the terrain these people have to cross is challenging enough without crossing a river. We witnessed almost a hundred children jumping on rocks in the river to get to school and there was no better way to motivate the team knowing how much it would be used.”
The CH2M Foundation has built three other bridges in Rwanda and is planning to construct another in June.