In the summer of 2008, Skidmore graduate Kaarina Mackenzie'13 co-founded the Kuthor School with her brother Alexander. The school is located in a remote area of Qinghai province, located on the border of China and Tibet. Because of Qinghai’s isolated location, it is difficult for its residents to have full access to necessities such as clean water and electricity.
Children slept on cold floors and walls were made out of mud. With the money earned from fundraising, new school foundations and dormitories were built.
Currently, the organization is working to improve the both area’s education and sanitation. So far they have succeeded in acquiring new foundations for the school, classrooms, dormitories, a kitchen, stoves for cold winters, clothes from WAB clothing drive and a hydro- electricity system. For more information go to http://www.behance.net/gallery/The-Kuthor-School/1098163.