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We are the Ohio State University chapter of a national organization called Engineers Without Borders. The organization is a collection of chapters across the country who use engineering principles to empower communities to meet basic human needs. We are currently working on an agriculture improvement project with the village Njau located in the West African country of Gambia. The community is heavily reliant on their fields for food and supplemental income. However, their unreliable water system often causes them to go days without available water to drink or irrigate crops.
We need your help in order to secure the food supply of the community of Njau on our first implementation trip this August.
We will be sending a group of students back to Njau to implement a fence improvement in the crop fields of the community. This is necessary to ensure the success of our irrigation improvements in the coming years. The students will also be continuing work with the people of the community on the design of a solar powered irrigation system. Your contribution will help us purchase materials and hire local labor in order to make the changes a reality.
Engineers Without Borders is dedicated to forming long-term relationships with communities in need in order to create lasting solutions. Our chapter has roughly 40 student members from a variety of engineering disciplines and related fields. We are united by the desire to apply what we learn in the classroom to make a difference in the lives of others.
Through your donation, you will be promoting sustainable change for a community in desperate need. In addition, your generosity will allow our student members to gain the invaluable experience of managing and executing a real world engineering project as students. Our organization and the community of Njau are extremely grateful for your support. If you would like any additional information, feel free to reach out to any of the project leaders listed in the top right corner of the page.