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Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is an organization which partners with disadvantaged communities to improve quality of life through implementation of environmentally, equitable, and economically sustainable engineering projects. EWB-Hope is an interdisciplinary club at Hope College.
EWB-Hope is an organization that is seeking to improve communities on a local, national and international scale. We are currently aiming to raise community awareness of our chapter through service events and fundraising.
EWB-Hope currently has a program in a Nkuv, Cameroon. Nkuv is a rural farming community with a population of 1000 people. They lacked access to clean water, which caused multiple health problems. To solve this, Manz BioSand filters were implemented into the community. A gravity-fed distribution system was also implemented in order to give the community members easier access to the water. In addition to these projects, a community health education program has also been taught on every trip to the village. Click here for more information about the community.
The May 2012 Travel Team consisted of 9 members - 8 students and 1 Hope faculty. Four seniors were among those who traveled: Greg Hubers, Leah Patenge, Erin Stier, and Kyle McLellan. The students who returned to Hope in the fall are Derek Blok, Eric Baumgart, Dan Langholz, and Steve Stinson. The Hope facutly member was Dr. Jeff Brown of the Engineering Department.