Engineers Without Borders Zimbabwe Trip 2018
Our project within Carnegie Mellon University's chapter of Engineers Without Borders works with a community in Zimbabwe called Nyadire. Since we established our project with the community, we have implemented solar street lights to illuminate their dark paths at night, as electricity in the area is unreliable. Our next challenge to tackle is a new solution to the firewood they use to power stoves at the primary school in the community. We decided to implement a biogas cooking system that uses waste from the community to produce fuel. However, to implement such a project, we must travel to Zimbabwe to gather information on the area, as well as monitor the solar street lighting project that we completed.
Donating to our project will allow our students to travel to Zimbabwe without financial burden. This will give our students a once-in-a-lifetime experience to travel to a far-away country and see the impact that they have firsthand. With a trip budget of $13,000, we are hoping to raise $5,000 in order to fund our travel. Not only will your donation allow our students to have the great learning opportunity of meeting people from other cultures and implementing engineering projects, but it will also allow us to continue to work with the community of Nyadire and meet their needs.