Engineers Without Borders RPI is a group of student and professional engineers devoted to working with underdeveloped communities around the world to provide sustainable solutions to basic human needs. We are currently looking to raise funds to send teams to each of our two project locations in January.
Sandubidi, Panama: Sandubidi is an island community located in the Bocas del Toro region of Panama. Being isolated from more developed villages, this community used to rely on contaminated wells and makeshift catchment systems for collection of drinking water. After performing three assessment trips to the community, EWB RPI installed a large rainwater catchment system near the school in 2015. The team returned in January 2016 to install a chlorine treatment system for purification.Now, in January 2017, EWB-RPI will send a team of students and mentors to the island to ensure that the system is working properly, and the water needs of the community have been sufficiently met.
Sasle, Nicaragua: We are excited to be starting a new partnership with the community of Sasle! This rural Nicaraguan village approached EWB seeking a sustainable solution for improving the sanitation of their community. Many of the families in the village lack access to a functional latrine. Therefore, much of the area (including the water supply) is contaminated due to improper disposal of waste. EWB RPI seeks to develop a sustainable, cost-effective solution to this problem. A team plans to travel to Sasle in January 2017 in order to conduct an initial assessment of the community. The goal of the trip will be to establish a working relationship with community leaders, assess the locations and states of current latrine systems, and to discuss potential solutions for sanitary waste disposal.
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Check out our website for more information about our projects: http://ewb.union.rpi.edu/