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25 Oct 2019

Alumnus to build Bridges to Prosperity in Rwanda

Greg Richardson will be travelling with a team to Rwanda to build a bridge between two communities currently lacking safe access between their villages, in an initiative created by charity Bridges to Prosperity (B2P).

Recognising rural isolation as a root cause of poverty, B2P are using connection through bridges as a way of creating a brighter future. B2P aim to create access to essential health care, education, food and water, and economic opportunities for isolated communities.

The charity has so far built more than 250 footbridges, serving over 1 million community members globally. B2P’s most recent initiative involves building 355 pedestrian footbridges in Rwanda, helping over 1.1 million Rwandese citizens.

Greg, who graduated in 2019 with a degree in Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying, will be travelling to Rwanda with his colleagues in February 2020. They will be supported by their company Walter Lilly who will be helping to fund the construction of the bridge. The team are also raising funds for transportation and some basic resources and materials themselves.

Find out more about Greg’s story online.

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