Community School, Debre Birhan, Ethiopia

12923111_1014262085310075_5871606378438936432_nEngineers Without Borders teams with The Community Project: Ethiopia to increase public health through education and sanitation in Kabele 06 in Debre Birhan. This project will develop a community school, a community center and community gardens within the Habitat for Humanity community in Debre Birhan.



17157730_1303466319722982_6983348302329029321_oAt this time the foundation has been laid for the first of 5 school buildings. Production of compressed earth blocks (CEBs) is underway  toward a goal of 12,500 for the first building. Design parameters have been completed for windows, doors, and the roof. The goal is to have the first building open for K-2 students in the fall of 2018.



JpegThe overall goal is for the Habitat for Humanity community to build the remaining 4 school buildings based on design and construction of the first building with EWB PMP’s guidance.





Water Project in El Progreso, Ecuador

EWB Portland has begun a water distribution project in El Progreso, Ecuador. A portion of the team traveled to El Progreso in January 2018 to conduct the initial project assessment. Currently the team is completing the required analyses to develop design options for the project. The team plans to travel to El Progreso in the summer of 2018 to begin implementation.


Student Chapters

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