ABOUT EWB‐USA EWB‐USA works to achieve a vision of a world in which all communities have the capacity to meet their basic human needs. This vision is actively pursued by engaging in community‐driven development programs through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects. The organization is at the forefront of a movement in which university students and skilled engineers, often teaming with public health professionals, educators, business leaders and others, address some of the most prevalent challenges facing the world today, including water purification and delivery, sanitation, transportation and infrastructure projects, and sustainable and renewable energy systems.
EWBNY Leadership 2011 President Iana Aranda email@example.com
ATDT Stefano Braganti firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Stephen Morse email@example.com
Education Committee Sara Schultzer firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Monica Louie email@example.com
Fundraising Committee Kerwin Julien Ron Weissbard firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Alia Nagm email@example.com
Marketing Committee Solkem Gottingar Segen Tilahun firstname.lastname@example.org Web Manager Solkem Gottingar email@example.com
Emeritus Board Matt Sisul, President, 2006 – 2009 Matthew Barber, Vice President, 2006 – 2008 Jason Kass, Vice Prsident, 2008 – 2010 Scott Snelling, Treasurer, 2006 – 2008 Kerwin Julien, Treasurer, 2008 – 2010 Victor Shey, Secretary, 2007 ‐ 2007
Belén Clinic Project Belén, Peru
PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS
Initially started as a joint EWB‐USA Binghamton University and Brown University Student Chapter project, the Belén project proposed to design a clinic in Belén, Peru, which would provide basic health care services for the area’s 74,000 residents. EWB‐NY in collaboration with Amazon Promise have been leading the project since 2007. Developments since the project’s adoption have changed the scope. The Belén project is now tasked with building an off‐grid drinking water purification system and a composting toilet system for the community. EWB‐NY, in collaboration with Amazon Promise, The Peruvian Ministry of Health, and the local Peruvian architects, developed a revised conceptual design of the clinic. The project team split into several working groups comprised of Structural, Geotechnical, Water/Sanitation, Electrical, Mechanical, Construction, Sustainability and Architecture, and Fundraising/Marketing disciplines.
Matunda Water Project The Matunda Health Center is situated in the Matunda Market area in the Lugari District of Kenya. The Matunda Market is an active commercial area with many small‐scale traders and hawkers with a large population of about 20,000 people. Overall, water supply and sanitation are lacking in this community. The Matunda Health Centre is the only medical facility in the area. It was opened in 1999 in a rented house and currently includes a maternity ward and an outpatient clinic. THE NEED Currently, the Matunda Health Centre (MHC) is the sole fully accessible Health Facility servicing the town of Matunda. Their operation had been compromised by a lack of access to a clean water source. Prior to start of this project, the MHC relied on contaminated water sources; a hand dug well and the Nzoia River 2 km away. The main objective of this project has been to design and implement a potable water system that is efficient and sustainable.
Usalama Water Project
Usalama, Kenya Usalama is a small community in Kenya with a population of 1500. The one six‐classroom building was run by its passionate administration and faculty determined to meet the education needs of the children in the community. Enrollment in 2005 was 176 and grew 276% to 486 in 2008. This classroom building, along with supporting kitchen and latrines, were in a deteriorated stated and needed much repairs.
PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS
One of the most pertinent was the deteriorated and overcrowded state of the village primary school. Between 1993 and 1997, one six‐classroom building, one three‐ classroom building, an administrative building, kitchen, and several pit latrines were constructed by the parents with outside aid. Constructed with minimal funds the buildings quickly deteriorated. Despite the building quality, the passion and energy of the teachers and administrators, and the commitment of the parents, attracted more and more local children.
Yamabal Health & Sanitation Project Yamabal, El Salvador Yamabal is a mainly rural municipality in Morazán, the poorest and most war‐torn department of El Salvador. The effects of the 12‐year civil war are still very evident, even nearly two decades after the peace accords were signed in 1992. In addition, the community has been impacted by several natural disasters in recent years, including a category 5 Hurricane Mitch in 1998, a 7.7 and a 6.6 magnitude earthquakes in January and February 2001 respectively. Education opportunities are limited, as most communities currently only have direct access to primary education, with a few high schools scattered throughout the municipality and very limited higher education opportunities. The area has several hundred persons who will be impacted by the project: 30 – 60 families will be directly impacted.
Financial Performance Revenue
EWB‐NY raised $10,305 in 2011. Support came mainly from contributions from corporations and individuals. Although individual contributions was up 68% over last year, total revenue was 86% less than the previous year mainly due to two projects coming to a close and a third in transition.
Expenses for 2011 total $49,773. This amount supported travel, labour, materials and chapter expenses among others.
Project activity by The Matunda Water Project and Yamabal Project together accounted for a 37% and 33% increase in Travel, and Materials and Supplies expenses respectively.
The expense needs of 2011 were managed because of successful fundraising activities of 2010.
Graph showing Revenue for 2011 Graph showing Expenditure for 2011
Helping out with digging the ditch. Usalama Project, Kenya Photo: Charles Newman
ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
EWB‐NY Education Committee speaks at Career Day at M.S.301 in the Bronx
EWB‐NY Talk at Brooklyn Technical High School
EWB‐USA International Conference 2011, Louisville, KY
EWB‐NY team successfully delivering clean water to the Matunda Health Center
PARTNER & SPONSOR RECOGNITION
The work and accomplishments of EWB‐NY would not have been made possible without the help of our donors, sponsors, partners and many individual contributors. EWB‐NY is extremely grateful for the support over the past year and look forward to their continued support in 2012 and beyond.
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