Temple University Chapter
We are the Temple University student chapter for Engineers Without Borders and we are asking for support for our upcoming international engineering project. Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is an international organization whose goal is to build a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. EWB focuses on a community driven approach to providing long term engineering solutions. In keeping with the EWB community driven approach, we have partnered with a community in rural Peru and are assisting them in gaining access to clean drinking water.
The community we have partnered with is the small agricultural village of Saccha in northern Peru. The community lacks access to clean water and it contributes to disease, poverty, and death. The community is very motivated to bring clean water to their village. We will work with the community members to tap a local spring, purify the water, and pipe it to the village.
Our chapter has committed to active involvement in the community for at least the next five years to ensure success. We are supported by the Philadelphia professional EWB chapter, our faculty advisors, and our professional engineer mentors. We will be surveying and monitoring the community to ensure the project is successful and long term sustainable. A small group of students, professional engineers, and faculty will be traveling to Saccha for our first trip this winter break. On this trip we will strengthen our relationship with the community, survey the spring and potential pipeline routes, and survey the community to gather baseline data.
The expense of traveling to Peru to carry out the project is one of the largest hurdles the team faces. Each trip we are responsible for covering all the costs which include: transportation, food, and supplies. As a team we are working hard to raise money to fund the trip and assist Saccha.
Please consider the opportunity you have to help these people in need of clean water. This project will have a long lasting impact on the community that will last for generations. If you have any questions please contact us via email. We greatly appreciate any support you can give. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and your donation is tax deductible.