Harvey graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1961.  He worked for various companies and spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malaysia teaching in a Malay language school and as a community development worker in Sarawak on the island of Borneo.  He retired in 1997 and has been putting his experience to work in various volunteer positions.

      Having learned electrical engineering by experience in his consulting engineering firm, he has devoted his volunteer life to doing community projects related to engineering principles.  He was fortunate enough to accompany Walt Ratterman on solar electrical projects on the Thai-Burmese border and in Ecuador in a Shuar village.  In the Melghat Tiger Reserve in India he supported a solar pumping project for a rural community there with funds, engineering design and follow up visits.  Recent projects involved a solar electrification of a newly constructed medical clinic in Costa Rica on the Panama border.  Presently, he is providing solar electrification for medical technicians living in El Peten, Guatemala near the Mexican border.  These technicians work out of their homes and treat people all hours of the day without pay and without electrical lighting.  Very soon they will have a solar lighting system with the ability to charge phones and perform detailed medical procedures at night.  In addition, several villages in the area will be receiving solar water pumping installations to ensure the accessibility to clean, potable water.


Contact: harveytoub@gmail.com                         

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