EWB-Philadelphia has partnered with Barefoot Artists, Inc. & Thomas Jefferson University to help the Rwanda Health & Healing Project in an effort to improve the health of those living in Rwanda. By completing this project, EWB-Philadelphia will be able to improve the sanitation conditions & access to clean water for drinking, bathing, cleaning & cooking for over 100 families.
The water near the village of Apatut in the Philippines is a significant contributing factor to the prevalence of scabies, dysentery, goiters, urinary tract infections, and other related diseases typically associated with poor drinking water. EWB-Philadelphia has partnered with the local Filipino Rotary Club to combat the health problem by developing a sustainable solution.
EWB-Philadelphia has partnered with Project FIAT to provide water to Las Delicias, El Salvador. Water is delivered to homes by gravity from 3 large water storage tanks located at the highest points in the community. They have concerns that the water contains bacteria and parasites. Clean potable water will help this community in all aspects of their lives.
Our vision is a world in which the communities we serve have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs, and that our members have enriched global perspectives through the innovative professional educational opportunities that the EWB-USA program provides.
EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local parters to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders.
The next El Salvador meeting is scheduled for Tuesday July 26th, 2016 at UPenn's Towne Building room 336, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. RSVP here! New members are welcome. The agenda will focus on the Monitoring & Evaluation and the next phase of the project. Among other topics, we will discuss the supply line tee, for which Aerin has found a thrust block detail, travel safety, and pump controls overheating concerns.