KU Engineers Without Borders: Ugandan School Water Project
KU Engineers Without Borders strives to provide helpful engineering solutions to improve the quality of life for various groups at the local, national, and international scale. This fundraising opportunity will be used to help fund our international project in Uganda. We are working with the National Teacher's College in Kaliro, Uganda to help increase the water capacity of the campus by implementing rainwater collection systems (foundation, collection tank, flush mechanism, guttering system) attached to the dormitories of the school.
This past January, we completed two builds and increased the water capacity of the college by 10,000 Liters. This water is used for cooking, cleaning clothes, showering, washing dishes, and, if boiled first, drinking. In the past, donor support from LaunchKU has been used to help cover a portion of travel costs and on-site expenses for the team that travels internationally.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will unfortunately not be sending a team physically to Uganda this winter break. This year our team will utilize various virtual platforms to order local supplies and materials, have the items delivered, and work directly with on-site students and staff to build new tanks as well as provide maintenance to the guttering system we previously installed. Should the tanks themselves require repairs, our team will guide our local partners to perform those. With your support, we can work with communities around the globe to ensure accessible means of water collection and storage, and increase the quality of health and sanitation through sustainable engineering.