Meet our members: Mira Armstrong

Who are the volunteers behind the projects? 

Meet Mira Armstrong, field engineer by day, and volunteer with EWB-NY. Mira currently lives in Manhattan with her cat.

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Update from the Rubaya Team

The Rubaya Maize project will cost around USD$100k.

We will first build a storage facility to allow the community to sell high quality maize, then after a few years we will build a processing plant to allow the community to manufacture maize flour.

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Meet Rubaya's local Partner: Women Development Connection

Women Development Connection (WDC) is a National NGO in Rwanda, organized in 2013. WDC’s list of goals and scope of current projects include the fields of education, the environment, culture, health, human rights, and the economy.

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Meet our foreign collaborators: Festus Kavita!

Who are the volunteers behind the projects? 

Meet one of the Kenyan members, of the Misuuni Potable Water Project, Festus Kavita. Festus was born and raised in Misuuni, Kenya but moved to Nairobi, for higher education. He currently lives and works there. Festus is a recent graduate (2015) from the University of Nairobi, Civil and Construction Engineering. He has been involved in water projects with EWB as a local lead/contact for the Misuuni  group, as well as translator during their trips to Kenya. He also volunteers with the Misuuni Self Help Development Group (MSHDG) as a technical adviser.

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Meet our members: Dan Buser!

Who are the volunteers behind the projects? 

Meet one of the newer members, of the Misuuni Potable Water Project, Dan Buser. Dan grew up in the Albany area, went to Manhattan College, and somehow ended up living in New Jersey ha. He likes sports, being outside and food. Less team sports these days and more of hikes, beach etc. 

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World Water Day!

Today is World Water Day, when we recognize the millions around the world who still lack access to clean water, and call out to you to help end this crisis. Here at EWB-NY, we've been doing what we can to contribute to the cause. Check out our updates from our three active projects that work on water issues. 

School children in Misuuni wait to fetch water from the school tank.

Children in Misuuni wait to fetch water from the school tank. 

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Usalama: 2017 Closeout Trip

From January 6th to the 16th, 2017, the EWB-NY Usalama team traveled back to Kenya on the first leg of our closeout/monitoring trip. This trip was intended to review and inspect the technical aspects of the work that Usalama and EWB-NY implemented over the past ten years. Read more to learn about what we accomplished on the trip - and stay tuned for a future update from our public health team (Judy Hodge and Katie-Sue Derejko), which is Kenya-bound in just a few short weeks!

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Meet our members: Judy Hodge!

Who are the volunteers behind the projects? 

Our members aren't only engineers! 

Meet Judy Hodge, veterinarian and public health consultant by day, and Usalama's co-public health lead by night.  Judy currently lives in Manitoba, Canada, but is still an active member of the Usalama project. 

 

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Meet our members: Patrick Farnham!

Who are the volunteers behind the projects? 

Meet a 4-year member of the Usalama project, Patrick Farnham.  Patrick moved to NYC in 2012, joining EWB-NY shortly thereafter. Patrick inherited the position of EWB-NY Vice President from Cheehan Leung in mid-2014, but continues his involvement with Usalama.

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Meet our members: Marc Santos!

 

Who are the volunteers behind the projects? 

Meet our longtime team member of the Yamabal and Usalama projects, Marc Santos.  Marc moved to Texas in 2014, but we're happy to say that he's still very involved with our chapter. 

 

Marc Santos and community leader Jackson Maweu in Usalama

Marc Santos with community leader Jackson Maweu in Usalama 

 

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