AECOM Young Engineers Volunteer in India — Emotional Connections, Unforgettable Experiences

AECOM Young Engineers Volunteer in India — Emotional Connections, Unforgettable Experiences

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Chris Austin-Berry and other AECOM professionals participated in Pollinate Energy's Young Professionals program.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 8:00am

CAMPAIGN: Cities for People


"His name is Sunil, 34 years old and originally from the rural Andhra Prakesh region east of Bangalore, [India,]" writes Chris Austin-Berry, project manager based in AECOM’s Christchurch, New Zealand, office. "Born to farming parents, he moved to the city with his wife and children in search of better working opportunities, a common story among slum residents. He and his wife both work six days a week in often dangerous construction jobs for a combined income of around 2,500 rupees [US$41.53] in order to provide food and education for their two young children.

"When the conversation moves towards the solar light above us, Sunil has a lot to say."

Check out "Emotional connections, unforgettable experiences" in AECOM's Connected Cities blog to learn more about how Austin-Berry and other AECOM professionals helped to improve Sunil's quality of life through Pollinate Energy’s Young Professionals program.

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