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.
Jan 4, 2016

Winter Updates

Muraho!

We are 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.

The Rwanda team was very grateful to have a successful summer trip conducting both monitoring and assessment trip activities. The three previously installed systems required no major repairs and the team was able to hold several classes geared towards specific maintenance and repair strategies for the systems including a group tank cleaning session and a plastics lesson. In addition to checking on the old systems, the travel team was able to establish a new site where the next water system will be built. The team collected both the physical data from the site necessary to move forward with the design process as well as survey feedback from the community members.This insight into community member's lives will help EWB-USA CU Rwanda understand how these projects have impacted their experiences. Finally, the team was able to iron-out,with the help of local leadership, several issues that had arisen since the implementation of the last three systems. Overall, EWB-USA CU Rwanda accomplished everything they hoping to and are very excited to be planning and preparing for travel next summer to implement an additional rain water catchment system.

This semester we are starting to prepare for another round of implementation trips next summer. Fundrasing efforts, sustainability initiatives and design processes are in full swing as we reevaluate or system design based on what we learned over the summer. 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,

EWB-USA CU Rwanda

Oct 7, 2015

Gearing Up for Another System

Bonding with the Local Community
Bonding with the Local Community

Muraho!

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.

The Rwanda team was very grateful to have a successful summer trip conducting both monitoring and assessment trip activities. The three previously installed systems required no major repairs and the team was able to hold several classes geared towards specific maintenance and repair strategies for the systems including a group tank cleaning session and a plastics lesson. In addition to checking on the old systems, the travel team was able to establish a new site where the next water system will be built. The team collected both the physical data from the site necessary to move forward with the design process as well as survey feedback from the community members.This insight into community member's lives will help EWB-USA CU Rwanda understand how these projects have impacted their experiences. Finally, the team was able to iron-out,with the help of local leadership, several issues that had arisen since the implementation of the last three systems. Overall, EWB-USA CU Rwanda accomplished everything they hoping to and are very excited to be planning and preparing for travel next summer to implement an additional rain water catchment system.

This semester we are starting to prepare for another round of implementation trips next summer. Fundrasing efforts, sustainability initiatives and design processes are in full swing as we reevaluate or system design based on what we learned over the summer. 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,

EWB-USA CU Rwanda

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

 
   

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