The Bondo Chain Reaction
The Arizona State University chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-ASU) seeks to create a more stable and prosperous world by helping a small community in Bondo-Rarieda, Kenya, to develop sustainable water resources for daily use.
In previous years, we have installed a 72,000L rainwater catchment system that collects water from rooftop gutters and stores that collected water in an in-ground tank. We have also rehabilitated a surface dam, creating a 7.5 million liter water reservoir for the community and preventing erosion of neighboring farmlands.
This project in Bondo has many motivations: education, health, sustainability, and several more. As engineers, our vision is to not only have infrastructure built in Bondo, but also provide education to the community in order to sustain current and future projects for many years to come. Current and future water projects will provide clean water and sustainable infrastructure to the community, and, through education, will lead to economic growth and sustainability.
But first, we desire to empower the students at ASU to understand the great potential and the endless opportunities we each have to help make the world a better place. Engineers have an incredible scope of influence and it is our responsibility to make the most of this project.
If Kenya doesn’t receive the help that we would like to bring, the communities across the country will have to continue to struggle to live from day to day. We are asking that you not just invest in improving the lives of the Bondo community, but we are asking that you invest in the next generation of engineers to be leaders in our community as well as in the global community.
Your investment will be used to provide Kenyan students with the opportunity to explore, understand, and design water infrastructure. These same students will go on to improve the water quality all across the country. By making a difference in the education of these students, we will be empowering the future engineers of Kenya to revolutionize their society.
This campaign doesn't end when the lab is built - in fact, it will continue to educate Bondo students for many years to come. Along with education comes stability, local and global understanding, and economic and environmental security. The positive effect will be propagated all the way back to our homes and lives.
All donations are charitable contributions. No matter how large or small a donation, or just for spreading the word to your friends via social media, THANK YOU! Thank you for support as students provide clean water to Kenyan communities one engineer at a time!
For more information, please visit our website: http://studentorgs.engineering.asu.edu/ewb
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EWB-ASU is the regional premiere chapter of EWB-USA.
You can be a part of the EWB ASU team today by donating!
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We can't thank you enough for all of your support and providing us with opportunities to do incredible projects like this.
Elyse and Paul Johnson
Ken & Reena Hebel
Robert Haight and Jake Kupiec
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Make an Impact
A donation of $5 gives a 5 year old child a chance at life because he/she will have access to clean drinking water. What's in it for you? You'll get a personalized, downloadable certificate thanking you for your donation! YOUR NAME will be added on our website as a campaign donor and you will get a personal Facebook shout out!
A donation of $25 gives one girl an elementary education because she will be able to attend school instead of walking several miles to fetch water. What's in it for you? You'll get all the perks from the previous donation level and YOUR NAME included in the "Sponsors" page of the students' laboratory manual!
A donation of $100 gives a Kenyan student a high quality engineering education because he/she will have access to experiment in a hydrology lab. What's in it for you? You'll get all the perks from the previous donation level and YOUR NAME placed on all outreach materials at our future events (e.g. 5k run posters and shirts)!
Flood of Support
A donation of $500 gives 7.5 million liters of water for a farming community because that's the average cost of a small surface dam. What's in it for you? You'll get all the perks from the previous donation level, a complementary photo album with shots from previous trips, and a section of the hydrology lab will be NAMED AFTER YOU!