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Engineers Without Borders -- San Francisco Professional Chapter ( EWB- SFP) supports community-driven development programs worldwide through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects and fostering responsible leadership. Our v... Read more
Engineers Without Borders -- San Francisco Professional Chapter ( EWB- SFP) supports community-driven development programs worldwide through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects and fostering responsible leadership. Our vision is a world in which all communities have the capacity to meet their basic human needs.
Engineers Without Borders - San Francisco Professionals (EWB-SFP) was established in 2004 as the first professional chapter of EWB-USA. EWB isn't just for engineers. We want enthusiastic volunteers who believe in EWB-USA's mission to help partner with developing communities to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally sustainable, equitable, and economical engineering projects while developing internationally responsible engineers and engineering students.
Our chapter has over 100 members and is currently involved with the implementation of projects around the world that are focused on improving the quality of life in developing countries and communities. Our teams partner with communities in Kenya, Fiji, Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras to build clean water systems, bridges, and composting toilets for residents. We hold general chapter meetings with guest speakers from EWB projects and outside organizations doing work on sustainable development and appropriate technology. We also have annual fundraising events to raise funds and awareness for projects and promote the EWB community in the Bay Area. If you would like to join a team or donate to EWB-SFP, please visit our website.
I send you warm hearted greetings from Hope Revival Agency for Rural Development (HORARD) in particular and Uganda in general.HORARD is a local NGO registered in Uganda to handle capacity building,environmental issues and good governence among others.
I read with lots of pleasure what Engineers Without Boarders are doing to help revamp the worsening climate change through active participation in MDGs.
HORARD works with the fishing communities in Uganda whose practice causes the following:
Fishers of Uganda are scartered in the 168 islands of Lake Victoria and these islands do not have pit latrines and the lake is where they deposit their feaces. There is also poor waste management system in the islands and the fish landing sites and around the lake are also flower farms that spill alot of chemicals in the lake causing polution.
2. TREE CUTTING
Most fishers process their fish using trees for smoking and trees are being cut down faster posing athreat in the environment.