The Santa Clara Chapter of Engineers Without Borders is composed of dedicated students (aided by amazing faculty and alumni!) who seek to use their skills to help meet the developing world’s needs.
We are committed to designing and implementing engineering projects in developing communities around the world. There is great need in areas ranging from renewable energy to clean water to sustainable enterprise development. For our current project, we've partnered with a local community in Nyange, Rwanda to improve their tile-making enterprise. The people of Nyange are sustenance farmers who are struggling to produce enough food to survive, so a few dozen families work together to form a Tile-Making Co-operative. They now sell roofing tiles to generate an income, and with our joint partner NGO, PICO-Rwanda, we're working to make the tile-making process more efficient!
After implementing a bicycle-powered clay mixer and a tile press, we return to Nyange this summer to assess the progress and determine how we work together to alleviate their greatest needs. With your help, we will be able to send six students to Rwanda this summer!
Thank you for your support!