"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)
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 www.ewb-uk.org/placements/2005/suriname.
For more information about Engineers Without Borders UK, please visit www.ewb-uk.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information regarding the project in Suriname, email email@example.com.
Andrew Lamb, the Pledge Creator, joined by: