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Noronha shares testimony with CSU

University Relations

Marian Noronha, TURBOCAM founder and president, will share his inspiring testimony with Charleston Southern University faculty, staff and students on Wednesday, January 22. This special Chapel service will be held at 11 a.m. in the Lightsey Chapel Auditorium.

Noronha’s “Bridge to Nepal” project started in 1998 after he was told about Nepali slaves ("kamaiyas"). The story led Noronha on a journey that broke slavery in Nepal. Working with two Nepali men, Noronha freed more than 40 families between 1999 and 2000.

You can watch Noronha’s video testimony here:

In July 2000, the King of Nepal banned slavery in Nepal.

Since then, Noronha has returned to Nepal to support the people he helped free. Over the past decade he has led efforts to improve education, public health and transportation. According to his website, Noronha said his goal is “finding different ways to help people who are at the bottom of the economic scale to make a living. He hopes that by funding these children, they will be able to break the cycle of poverty, rely on their own initiative, and improve the quality of life in their communities.”

Get Involved with "Bridge to Nepal" by:

  • Praying for what God is doing in Nepal and for his blessings and provision for this work.
  • Travel to Nepal as part of a service team.
  • Sponsor an orphan. For $40 a month you will provide food, housing, clothes, basic medical care, schooling and books
  • Sponsor a teacher for $60 a month. This will cover salary and training expenses.
  • Hold a fundraiser in your community, school, church or work place to raise money for one of the larger building projects.

Noronha graduated from the BHU Institute of Technology in India where he earned a bachelor of technology in mechanical engineering. He also earned his master’s degree in aerodynamics of wind turbines at McGill University, Montreal. Noronha founded TURBOCAM in 1985.




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