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Meet the students saving lives around the world from their workshop in Wales

The project provided lifeboats to places in need like Japan and Africa. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Students at a college in The Vale of Glamorgan have been tasked with building lifeboats to help save lives around the world.

Around 10 students from UWC Atlantic College in Wales in St Donats are working on a project known as 'Lifeboat in a box' that provides lifeboats to places in need like the tsunami-struck coastline of Japan and Africa. The lifeboats are designed and constructed by the UWC students and sent in shipping containers to Japan.

The first ‘Lifeboat in a Box’ was delivered to Kamaishi, Japan in 2016.

Evert boat made by the students is tested at sea. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Atlantic College students are now working on a second lifeboat which will be shipped to Mozambique, a South-African country with a significant drowning rate. The students aim to complete and ship the lifeboat to Mozambique by next year.