School of Locally Engineered Solutions: Honduras

by Engineers for Community Service (ECOS)


A viability assessment of a school providing community leaders with appropriate technology training specific to their community's needs - initially focused on water, energy and internet access.

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In rural Honduras, near Nueva Esperanza, many communities lack access to affordable clean water, a reliable source of electricity, the internet and computers. The lack of technologies required to solve these problems contributes to much greater issues involving waterborne illness and disease, hunger, and barriers to economic development. This school will provide community leaders with the knowledge and skills they require to solve these technological problems themselves.


The assessment will gather local community leaders for discussion on technological problems and need for training. The school will provide hands-on seminars on how to design water, energy, and internet soltutions specific to each community's need.

Long-Term Impact

The school will be a self-sustaining micro-business creating teaching jobs for past students while continuing to enable communities to develop their own technological solutions for their most pressing health and economic problems.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Engineers For Community Service

Organization Information

Engineers for Community Service (ECOS)

Location: Columbus, Ohio - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Eric Reynolds
Project Leader:
Eric Reynolds
Columbus, Ohio United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 7 donors like you, a total of $140 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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