Engineers Without Borders - Kenya & Guatemala Community Projects
USC's chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USC) partners with communities locally and internationally to implement projects that will improve their infrastructure and help meet the basic needs of these communities. By designing and implementing environmentally sustainable, equitable, and economical engineering projects, EWB-USC is not only serving the community, but they are also giving student members a chance to expand their perspectives. Through their domestic and international projects, EWB members have the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge to professional practice. Furthermore, EWB-USC helps to develop strong leadership skills in student members in an effort to produce effective leaders working for a meaningful purpose.
Thanks to the support we received last year from our loyal donors we were able to complete our assessment and implementation trip resigning Common Hope's well and water filtration system. Now, we are looking to return back to Antigua, Guatemala to continue our partnership with Common Hope. Common Hope is an NGO who's mission is to increase Antigua's high school graduation rate supporting an entire family instead of only the children. On top of building houses and driving sick and immobile family members to the physician center, Common Hope provides an on-campus library, computer center, physician center and multiple outdoor play area’s for the kids. For their facility to run smoothly, we have been asked to develop a campus-wide rain catching and automatic distribution system. This system will reduce the amount of purified water needed used for landscaping and allow Common Hope to turn on their public water tap.
Please donate to our project so we can help fight poverty in Antigua, Guatemala.
Five years ago, the village of Gambella, Kenya began an improvement initiative with the NGO Global Hope Network International. Based on 5 essential areas of improvement, Gambella transformed their community and economy. One of their projects helped to create crop fields that Gambella and their neighboring city Attir could share. However, the wind-powered irrigation pump irrigating the fields has broken twice and no longer functions. Our team began the process to adopt Gambella’s project and help restore their windmill to working condition. We will be performing an assessment trip in Spring 2017 to investigate and analyze the well, windmill, and design their entire irrigation system.
Your gift today will help us to purchase all of the necessary supplies we need for both projects, as well as provide financial support to help members of our team with travel expenses to these countries.
Your support will help to us with travel and lodging costs, and the purchasing of the equipment we need for our projects. These equipment and supplies include:
- One 5000 gallon underground tank
- Submersible irrigation pump controls
- PVC pipes and fittings (various sizes)
- Drip tubing and emmiters
PLEASE MAKE A GIFT TODAY in support of our Engineers Without Borders Program at USC.
By supporting EWB-USC, you are helping our student team "to better understand and account for the extent to which our efforts are going in the right direction, whether progress and success can be claimed, whether we are making the changes we hoped to make, and how future efforts might be improved” – Engineers Without Borders USA
No matter the amount, EVERY GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE, so we thank you for your continued support of EWB-USC.
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