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.
Festus, what's your day job?
Project Manager in Real Estate Development.
What's your role in EWB?
What’s your favorite thing about EWB?
What’s the biggest challenge with EWB?
How do you balance your time between your day job and volunteering with EWB?
Late nights and short breaks, whenever I can.
How has EWB impacted your life?
It gives my life more purpose, has broadened and deepened my world view, fostered very meaningful friendships, helped me discover a passion. It was the beginnings of inspiration for my thesis and has shown me what I can and can't do ... I could keep going!
What's next for you?
We submit our alternatives analysis and a grant at the end of May, then host a documentary film fundraiser of 'Good Fortune' with a mixer and begin work on our implementation reports while planning more exciting fundraisers in New York City!
What would you say to people who want to get involved?
It is an opportunity you would not want to miss. The impact on communities as well as the connections you make within and through EWB are so worth it!
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