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Pledge “Suriname”

"I will give 10 pounds towards the 500 pounds needed for Engineers Without Borders UK's projects in Suriname but only if 49 other people in Cambridge or in London will do the same."

— Andrew Lamb

Deadline to sign up by: 31st May 2005
49 people signed up

Country: United Kingdom
Postcode area: CB2 (view map)

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Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB-UK) is a student-run charity that aims to get students involved in overseas development work by involving them in projects with partner organisations. EWB-UK has branches at twelve universities around the UK that offer research projects, evening talks, training courses and project bursaries. This year, we have thirty-six students working on twelve projects in eleven countries. One of those projects is in Suriname, with the Pan-American Health Organisation.

In EWB-UK's first project in Suriname, two student volunteers will be inspecting solar panel installations at 20-30 rural health centres across the country. The installations are currently very unreliable, but are crucial for providing energy to vaccine refrigerators, medical lamps and communication equipment. The volunteers will visit each site, make an assessment and recommend and facilitate repairs. Also, the volunteers will work with the local staff on a new design for incinerators for the safe disposal of medical waste. They will build five prototypes and provide training for the building of more incinerators for all the rural health centres. They will dramatically increase the effectiveness of the incinerators and provide a more hygienic solution that uses less energy. To do this, EWB-UK will require a total of 500 pounds in project costs, covering fireproof bricks, fireproof cement, steel sheet and tubing, angle iron, and the cost of welding and transport to the health centres. For more information, please visit

For more information about Engineers Without Borders UK, please visit, or email For information regarding the project in Suriname, email

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  • I'm not in Cambridge or London... will it spoil someone's experiment if I sign the pledge? Also, will payment by paypal be possible?
  • I don't think you'll spoil the experiment if you sign! I don't know whether EWB can accept Paypal (somebody will be along to tell you in a moment, I expect) but if not, I'm happy to act as a proxy.
  • Thanks Chris! Not a problem if you're not in Cambridge or London... supporting the cause is enough! Might have to ask Chris to act as a proxy, but have got our treasurer working on this now. Many thanks!!!
    Andrew Lamb, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I'm also not in London, so may need a proxy too, but if you're short a person come the 30th, I'll sign.
    Barbara, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Thanks Barbara!
    Andrew Lamb, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Great that the pledge succeeded! I've just sent off my cheque. Hope to hear whether you get all the money, and how the project goes.
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Andrew Lamb, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Tom Newby
  • Tariq Khokhar
  • Katie Davidson
  • Richard Sargeant
  • Robert Malies
  • Ruvan Mendis
  • Sarah Hindle
  • Allen Rand
  • Linda Watson
  • Chris Goodfellow
  • Tom Harding-Newman
  • Mark Miller
  • Kimberley Williams
  • Sara Brayford
  • Clare McQuitty
  • Anna Harvey
  • Charlie Hogg
  • Rachel Moll
  • Anita Goyal
  • Olivier Mills
  • Chris Lightfoot
  • Helen Wright
  • Andrea Kilduff
  • joachim Wauters
  • Will Harding-Newman
  • Julian Midgley
  • Nigel Harding-Newman
  • Mandy Harding-Newman
  • Pete Stevens
  • Etienne Pollard
  • Seb Wills
  • Navindu
  • Laura Gallagher
  • Francis Irving
  • Sam Smith
  • Jo Ellis
  • Rosemary Irving
  • Kelly Bond
  • Steve Jones
  • Owen Phelps
  • Michael Baker
  • Paul Robinson
  • Clare Leech
  • 6 people who did not want to give their names

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