CU-EWB Ghana Program

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Welcome to the home of CU-EWB Ghana Program!

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. Founded in 2004, Columbia University's student chapter follows this mission by working on sustainable engineering projects in Ghana, Morocco, and Uganda.

For millions of people around the world, drinking contaminated water is a dangerous reality. For the past three years, Columbia University Engineering students have partnered with a community in need, the rural village of Amanfrom in Ghana, to begin to change that. In August 2016, two boreholes were drilled, providing a much-needed hygienic water source for this community of 2,000 people.  After our recent trip in August 2017, the team realized that the yield of the two wells was not enough to supply water to the entire community, especially the people living in the northern part of Amanfrom.

In January 2018, 4 students and a professional mentor will travel to Amanfrom to assess the possibility of expanding the water system. Several potential methods of providing more water to the community will be investigated in order to determine the best path forward for this project. We have been working hard during the school year, and now we finally have the chance to put our hard work to good use! Your tax-deductible gift will help bring clean water to a community in desperate need of it and will make a difference in the lives of many.

If you are ready to help out, please give online using the button above. If you can't make a donation at this point, help us reach our goal by sharing this on Facebook and Twitter! Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include the link.

The Ghana Program at Columbia Engineers Without Borders, truly appreciates any support you can provide.

Mede Ase Pa!
(That's Twi for "Thank you very much!")


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