Manufacturing Change In Zambia

Engineers Without Borders- Boston University Chapter & Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers
  • My Goal:
  • $10,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $2,180
  • # of Donations:
  • 21
$2180 of $10000 goal
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MANUFACTURING CHANGE IN ZAMBIA

Last year, Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers helped sponsor the Engineers Without Borders Boston University Chapter, giving us the opportunity to better help the people of Naluja, Zambia. Now they are generously taking it a step further. Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers is partnering with our chapter to help raise funds for our 2017-2018 crowdfunding campaign.Their commitment to sustainable development and our organization is greatly appreciated by our chapter's members and our community in Zambia.

OUR MISSION

Join us in our effort to address the most pressing issue in our partner community of Naluja, Zambia: clean water. When you donate to Engineers Without Borders at Boston University, 100% of your contribution supports our efforts to bring clean water and sanitation to Naluja, Zambia and the training of our Boston University students receiving this real-world global development experience. Depending on our need, your funds will go toward training of our members, purchasing project materials, buying plane tickets to Zambia, and other costs associated with our efforts to help the Naluja community.

OUR PROJECTS

As part of our Rainwater Collection project, our members are designing and installing a rainwater collection system at the Naluja Basic School, which provides education to over 700 children annually. The collection system feeds rainwater into a tank providing a nearby, clean source of water keeping schoolchildren in the classroom instead of fetching water from a pump located one kilometer away. The Boston University students are currently analyzing school building data taken during an assessment trip in August. Using this data, the students are developing prototypes for the components of the rainwater catchment system. Of equal importance is that all project materials can be found and transported locally, and that the system will be easily maintained by the community. This step in the process goes to the heart of EWB-BU’s mission to provide sustainable projects for our partners. If the project is funded, a travel team will visit Naluja in August of 2017 to install the rainwater collection system and instruct the school officials on how to maintain the system.

As part of our Sanitation Systems project, our members will design and install three latrines (bathroom stalls) and hand-washing stations in the community of 3,000 people, supported by a sanitation education initiative, based on information from assessment trip in August.This project is needed by the community because they currently lack public latrines. The goal of this project is to stem the spread of disease caused by open defecation and lack of hand-washing. By creating this infrastructure and working with the community, we are helping them to understand how hand-washing can improve overall health. The team has finalized the hand-washing station design and chosen a latrine pit design. Data is currently being reviewed to ensure the systems integrity for implementation. As with all of our projects, sustainability and community ownership are a priority. The community must fully commit to our designs. Then, EWBBU in partnership with the community develops educational posters to be used during the educational workshops. The educational workshops in conjunction with our sanitation systems ensures a healthier community overall.

EVERY DOLLAR AND CENT COUNTS

Consider donating today and see what difference you can make!

Keep up with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and our website!

If you are donating on behalf of a company, and would like your company to become an official sponsor of Engineers Without Borders Boston University, please email fundraisingchair.ewbbu@gmail.com or ewb@bu.edu . By doing so, our organization would be happy to provide you with a sponsorship package filled with benefits for supporting us.

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MANUFACTURING CHANGE IN ZAMBIA

Last year, Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers helped sponsor the Engineers Without Borders Boston University Chapter, giving us the opportunity to better help the people of Naluja, Zambia. Now they are generously taking it a step further. Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers is partnering with our chapter to help raise funds for our 2017-2018 crowdfunding campaign.Their commitment to sustainable development and our organization is greatly appreciated by our chapter's members and our community in Zambia.

OUR MISSION

Join us in our effort to address the most pressing issue in our partner community of Naluja, Zambia: clean water. When you donate to Engineers Without Borders at Boston University, 100% of your contribution supports our efforts to bring clean water and sanitation to Naluja, Zambia and the training of our Boston University students receiving this real-world global development experience. Depending on our need, your funds will go toward training of our members, purchasing project materials, buying plane tickets to Zambia, and other costs associated with our efforts to help the Naluja community.

OUR PROJECTS

As part of our Rainwater Collection project, our members are designing and installing a rainwater collection system at the Naluja Basic School, which provides education to over 700 children annually. The collection system feeds rainwater into a tank providing a nearby, clean source of water keeping schoolchildren in the classroom instead of fetching water from a pump located one kilometer away. The Boston University students are currently analyzing school building data taken during an assessment trip in August. Using this data, the students are developing prototypes for the components of the rainwater catchment system. Of equal importance is that all project materials can be found and transported locally, and that the system will be easily maintained by the community. This step in the process goes to the heart of EWB-BU’s mission to provide sustainable projects for our partners. If the project is funded, a travel team will visit Naluja in August of 2017 to install the rainwater collection system and instruct the school officials on how to maintain the system.

As part of our Sanitation Systems project, our members will design and install three latrines (bathroom stalls) and hand-washing stations in the community of 3,000 people, supported by a sanitation education initiative, based on information from assessment trip in August.This project is needed by the community because they currently lack public latrines. The goal of this project is to stem the spread of disease caused by open defecation and lack of hand-washing. By creating this infrastructure and working with the community, we are helping them to understand how hand-washing can improve overall health. The team has finalized the hand-washing station design and chosen a latrine pit design. Data is currently being reviewed to ensure the systems integrity for implementation. As with all of our projects, sustainability and community ownership are a priority. The community must fully commit to our designs. Then, EWBBU in partnership with the community develops educational posters to be used during the educational workshops. The educational workshops in conjunction with our sanitation systems ensures a healthier community overall.

EVERY DOLLAR AND CENT COUNTS

Consider donating today and see what difference you can make!

Keep up with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and our website!

If you are donating on behalf of a company, and would like your company to become an official sponsor of Engineers Without Borders Boston University, please email fundraisingchair.ewbbu@gmail.com or ewb@bu.edu . By doing so, our organization would be happy to provide you with a sponsorship package filled with benefits for supporting us.

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