Engineers Without Borders - Boulder

We aim to empower the people of Rwanda by providing high impact, low cost engineering solutions for communities in need. Specifically, our projects are used to meet basic needs such as water collection, education, and agriculture. We work alongside the communities to design and implement something that they can maintain and operate as their own. Our projects also give university students the opportunity to develop their engineering skills in the field.
Jul 7, 2015

Headed off for the Summer!

Muraho!
As we celebrate Indepedence Day here in the States, preparations are in full swing for our trip back to Rwanda this summer. We will be returning to our community to monitor our existing systems and to ensure that everything is in order for the construction of several new systems this winter. For this simple trip we will just be sending two students and one mentor for a little less than a month. Follow their adventures here: http://ewbrwanda.blogspot.com/!

As a reminder, we have recently partnered with a locally-based non-governmental organization known as Village Makeover (VMO) to provide and improve water, hygiene, sanitation, and catchment systems to the Cyanika community, which is located in Northern Rwanda. Village Makeover and has worked side by side with EWB-USA CU to initiate a new project between the Cyanika community, Village Makeover and EWB-USA CU, and we are very excited to be involved! 

Our systems will provide clean water year-round to the at risk members of several villages within the Cyanika community. As always, we are very grateful for your continued support and involvement through Global Giving. Thanks! Please feel free send any questions or comments to EWBRwanda@gmail.com, and make sure to check our website at http://www.colorado.edu/engineering/ewb/rwanda!

Sincerely,

The EWB-CU Rwanda Program

Apr 7, 2015

Preparations for Summer 2015

Muraho!

Last January a small monitoring team returned from Rwanda with some good news! The three systems that we implemented in the summer of 2014 are working as planned! We are now back in the design studio making changes to our designs that will help future systems be more efficient, cheaper and more sustainable. And like always, fundraising efforts are in full swing! 

As the school year draws to a close we are making preparations to send another two-person team to Cyanika to build relations with community members and to start planning location specifics for our next round of implementation. They will be in country for just under a month and will have plenty of time to work with the community on improving sanitation practices, informing system upkeep and discussing future plans. 

As a reminder, we have recently partnered with a locally-based non-governmental organization known as Village Makeover (VMO) to provide and improve water, hygiene, sanitation, and catchment systems to the Cyanika community, which is located in Northern Rwanda. Village Makeover and has worked side by side with EWB-USA CU to initiate a new project between the Cyanika community, Village Makeover and EWB-USA CU, and we are very excited to be involved! 

Our systems will provide clean water year-round to the at risk members of several villages within the Cyanika community. As always, we are very grateful for your continued support and involvement through Global Giving. Thanks! Please feel free send any questions or comments to EWBRwanda@gmail.com, and make sure to check our website at http://www.colorado.edu/engineering/ewb/rwanda!

Sincerely,

The EWB-CU Rwanda Program

Jan 7, 2015

Monitoring

Muraho!

This is a very exciting summer! We have just completed the first round of implementation and there are now three fully-functional rainwater catchemnts systems in the Cyanika community! This summer we sent seven students to Rwanda to help the community construct these systems, and everything turned out to be a great success! You can read all about their adventures on our blog here: http://ewbrwanda.blogspot.com/

Our program is now back in the design studio and working towards the implementation of more rainwater-catchment systems this coming summer. We also currently have a team in Rwanda working on monitoring the initial systems and making sure that everything is in working order. The team will also so many surveys of both the surrounding land and of the community to determine the best way to continue our involvement in Cyanika.

As a reminder, we have recently partnered with a locally-based non-governmental organization known as Village Makeover (VMO) to provide and improve water, hygiene, sanitation, and catchment systems to the Cyanika community, which is located in Northern Rwanda. Village Makeover and has worked side by side with EWB-USA CU to initiate a new project between the Cyanika community, Village Makeover and EWB-USA CU, and we are very excited to be involved! 

Our systems will provide clean water year-round to the at risk members of several villages within the Cyanika community. As always, we are very grateful for your continued support and involvement through Global Giving. Thanks! Please feel free send any questions or comments to EWBRwanda@gmail.com, and make sure to check our website at http://www.colorado.edu/engineering/ewb/rwanda!

Sincerely,

The EWB-CU Rwanda Program

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