In addition to his work with Village Energy, Mr. Thomas leads engineering students on service-learning projects in Kenya and Honduras. They work on energy-related designs such as micro hydro electric systems for rural villages without electricity, wind powered lighting systems for impoverished urban communities, and energy projects for orphanages. The global statistics are grim; one person in four does not have electricity in their home. But small scale renewable energy systems like solar PV panels can increase incomes, improve educations, and bring hope to people in developing countries.
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Mr. Thomas is also a founder and Board Member for the non-profit organization Global Appropriate Technology Ministries, a Christian organization which assists engineers to apply their skills to serve "the least of these" in the developing world.