BENEFITING: ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS USA INC
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Muraho! The University of Colorado’s Engineers Without Borders student team just returned from our summer in Rwanda! Since the end of May, the team has been in Rwanda working hand in hand with the staff at the Rwandan Orphans Project (http://www.rwandanorphansproject.org/) to make their dream of a new primary school a reality.
The EWB-CU team has established very strong relationships with the community that this new school will be serving in Kigali. The leader of the umudugudu, Rwanda’s mandatory monthly community service day, and the executive director of the sector havepledged support in the construction of the school. The surrounding neighborhoods even promised to provide labor to lower the cost of the building!
One of the greatest things about the children at the ROP is their commitment to education. Each of them studies incredibly hard, not because they are required to, but because they truly enjoy learning and recognize the power of knowledge. The boys loved to talk to us about their futures. With bright eyes they told us about going to university, becoming a teacher or an electrician or a mayor.
After returning from Rwanda, the EWB-CU team is more excited than ever to work with the Rwandan Orphans Project to build a new school. With the information we gathered while in country, the team is now working on the design of this new 12 room sustainable school house.
Check out our trip blog for more stories from this summer at ewbrwanda.blogspot.com.
We are still in the process of raising funds for the construction of this school, and your continued support of our mission through Indiegogo is greatly appreciated. Please don't hesitate to send us questions, comments, or concerns at our email address: EWBRwanda@gmail.com. We really love hearing from our followers so please be in touch. Also, if you missed any of the action, check out our recently updated our team website: http://www.ewbrwanda.webs.com.
EWB-CU Team Rwanda.