Hampton Roads Professional Chapter

Fundraising Campaign
  • My Goal:
  • $5,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $3,190
  • # of Donations:
  • 20
$3190 of $5000 goal
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Our Story:
The Hampton Roads Chapter of Engineers Without Borders has been working on projects with the Josephine Fogg School in Kafue, Zambia.  This private school provides quality primary and secondary education for an underserved population in a rural town south of the capital city of Lusaka.  For nearly 35 years, the school and area residents relied on had a 30-ft hand dug well for their source of water. 

EWB-HR recently replaced that unsanitary and frequently low-yield water supply with a deep drilled well.  This new well provides a much higher yield of excellent quality water.  Our current project is to elevate and increase the capacity of the school's storage tanks. This will also increase system pressure and help maintain the water supply during the long dry summer months. 

The purpose of our next visit in August is to assess the condition of the existing piping system, and to evaluate locations and ground suitability for construction of a tower and elevated water storage tank.  We are trying to raise $5,000 to match other contributions toward materials, supplies, and travel expenses for this assessment trip.  Any contribution will help and would be greatly appreciated!  

Who Benefits:
The children and staff of the Josephine Fogg School. Since we dug the well, the children and staff of the school have access to more abundant, clean water. In addition, local townspeople use the well water when other sources run dry.

Our Timeline: March 2018
We are trying to meet our fundraising goal by the end of December. Our trip is scheduled for Mid-March of 2018.


What your donation will be used for:
Our goal of $5,000 will be used for the following:

1. Air fare: $2,000 to pay for one of our team members to fly out to Kafue - air fare is our single greatest expense on service trips.

2. Piping Repair/Replacement: $800
As we test the Josephine Fogg School's water system, we will find leaks, old pipes, and similar plumbing issues. We will have to repair and replace these pipes on-site. We have estimated this cost based on the size of the school and local supply prices.

3. Vaccinations/Medical: $800 When traveling to Zambia, the whole team needs to be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid, per US State Department and CDC recommendations. The team will also have to take preventative medicine for Malaria before, during and after their trip. All these diseases are prevalent in Zambia, so it is crucial that our team is protected when working there.

4. Food and Lodging: $600 to pay for food and lodging for all three of our team members - that's right, over in Zambia, life is much cheaper! This will pay for food and lodging for all three team members for an entire week.

5. Pressure Testing Gear: $500 will pay for pressure testing equipment. Since pressure and flow testing is the primary focus of our trip, this is an essential set of parts to buy.

6. Transportation: $300
Once in Kafue, the team needs to travel to and from the airport, to and from our lodgings, as well as around the city to get supplies from local vendors.

 

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Hampton Roads Professional Chapter is fundraising for Hampton Roads Professional Chapter benefiting Engineers Without Borders USA.

Our Story:
The Hampton Roads Chapter of Engineers Without Borders has been working on projects with the Josephine Fogg School in Kafue, Zambia.  This private school provides quality primary and secondary education for an underserved population in a rural town south of the capital city of Lusaka.  For nearly 35 years, the school and area residents relied on had a 30-ft hand dug well for their source of water. 

EWB-HR recently replaced that unsanitary and frequently low-yield water supply with a deep drilled well.  This new well provides a much higher yield of excellent quality water.  Our current project is to elevate and increase the capacity of the school's storage tanks. This will also increase system pressure and help maintain the water supply during the long dry summer months. 

The purpose of our next visit in August is to assess the condition of the existing piping system, and to evaluate locations and ground suitability for construction of a tower and elevated water storage tank.  We are trying to raise $5,000 to match other contributions toward materials, supplies, and travel expenses for this assessment trip.  Any contribution will help and would be greatly appreciated!  

Who Benefits:
The children and staff of the Josephine Fogg School. Since we dug the well, the children and staff of the school have access to more abundant, clean water. In addition, local townspeople use the well water when other sources run dry.

Our Timeline: March 2018
We are trying to meet our fundraising goal by the end of December. Our trip is scheduled for Mid-March of 2018.


What your donation will be used for:
Our goal of $5,000 will be used for the following:

1. Air fare: $2,000 to pay for one of our team members to fly out to Kafue - air fare is our single greatest expense on service trips.

2. Piping Repair/Replacement: $800
As we test the Josephine Fogg School's water system, we will find leaks, old pipes, and similar plumbing issues. We will have to repair and replace these pipes on-site. We have estimated this cost based on the size of the school and local supply prices.

3. Vaccinations/Medical: $800 When traveling to Zambia, the whole team needs to be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid, per US State Department and CDC recommendations. The team will also have to take preventative medicine for Malaria before, during and after their trip. All these diseases are prevalent in Zambia, so it is crucial that our team is protected when working there.

4. Food and Lodging: $600 to pay for food and lodging for all three of our team members - that's right, over in Zambia, life is much cheaper! This will pay for food and lodging for all three team members for an entire week.

5. Pressure Testing Gear: $500 will pay for pressure testing equipment. Since pressure and flow testing is the primary focus of our trip, this is an essential set of parts to buy.

6. Transportation: $300
Once in Kafue, the team needs to travel to and from the airport, to and from our lodgings, as well as around the city to get supplies from local vendors.

 

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