Chapter Meeting, January 9, 2021
In memory of Tom Blankemeyer (far right) and his many contributions to our Chapter
Our Chapter is delivering water and bio-energy projects in Uganda, mentoring future engineers involved in local university EWB student chapters, and supporting nonprofits in our community. We are partnered with a community in rural western Uganda called Buseesa. Most residents are subsistence farmers with an average daily income of $1.25. The community has asked us to support projects that improve access to water and we've installed a shallow well with additional water supply sources on the way. We've also helped to install an animal manure sourced bio-digester at a local school (Srs. of Notre Dame) as an alternative cooking fuel source replacing increasingly scarce and polluting wood. More recently we've expanded our water resources outreach to a community in southwestern Uganda called Kabingo. We also continue to work on projects within our own local communities working with a non-profit (Happen, Inc) to develop handicapped access to a garden in Northside, on educational programs for children in the community and on other engineering related needs.
You can help! We are looking for more helpful volunteers like you. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 AM - 12:00. New members are encouraged to attend our Welcome Session at 9:30 AM.
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