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Improved Access to Education
Give the most important gift this season: access to educationSchool children worldwide have lost 1.8 trillion hours and counting of in-person learning due to COVID-19 lockdowns, according UNICEF. At EWB-SWE, we believe that prioritizing education recovery is crucial to avoid a generational catastrophe and combat rising inequalities. For this reason, we have chosen to focus our 2021 Christmas campaign on education.EDUCATION MATTERSAs an engineering organization we are at the forefront to use our knowledge and expertise todeliver projects that benefit all and drive sustainable change. We have a long tradition of working particularly with schools where our projects have a direct effect on learning environments and cascading effects on reducing inequalities, promoting gender equality and empoweringlocal development.Our projects range from reliable and renewable energy supplies, clean water, good sanitation facilities, and improved access to computers and other digital support tools:Extending a secondary school for girls in TanzaniaEstablishing a computer lab for Asulma Center in KenyaBuilding a family center providing housing and schooling for vulnerable families in GhanaConstructing water tanks at primary schools in TanzaniaAnd more ...YOUR SUPPORT MAKES A DIFFERENCEWe need your support to provide more young learners in the communities where we work access to education and the other vital benefits schools provide. Thank you for your support!
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Opening the doors to higher education for girls in Tanzania
For over ten years, we are collaborating with the Tanzanian aid organisation Mavuno Project to improve the educational situation in Karagwe and Kyerwa, North Western part of Tanzania. First by systematically improving the water and sanitation conditions at 131 primary schools, and now by enabling more young girls to reach high-level education with the extension of a school building.Every day, girls face barriers to education caused by poverty, cultural norms and practices, poor infrastructure, and violence. Since 2006, Mavuno runs a boarding secondary school for girls offering education at standard level (grade 7-11). About half of the students are enrolled through a scholarship program that allows the girls to go to school regardless of the family's financial status, while many of them are orphans.The school has already proven in national exams to offer its students a first-class learning environment where they reach excellent results. Yet, many of the students will not get a chance to reach higher education. The competition for upper level secondary education (grade 12-13) in the region is fierce due to the lack of classrooms, of which only a handful offer education that makes students qualified for university admissions.The extension of the school with grades 12-13 will enable for more young women to be both qualified and well prepared for university studies, to reach high level education, and to become role models in one of the poorest regions of Tanzania. The school expects to benefit 1800 students by 2030, offering multiple classrooms, a library, teachers' office, toilets, and an electrical power system.With the structure of the basement and two storeys already finished, the next steps as part of our project encompass the third storey, roof, walls and all interior installations. Due to the pandemic and ongoing fundraising, the construction has unfortunately been halted for some time. In the meantime, we have taken important steps in the verification of structural calculations relevant for the coming construction phases.Thanks to recent donations towards the project, the construction will continue before the end of the year, encompassing the erection of the columns up to the roof. The current goal is to restart the construction at full pace and deliver a building fully erected by the end of January 2023. Our approach opens doors to higher education, at the same time as we ensure that the district's poorest school children get a chance to reach these doors. We are grateful for your support !
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Build safe and sustainable homes in rural areas of Nepal
Engineers Without Borders and Build up Nepal:Empowering micro-entrepreneurs and poor communities to build safe, sustainable homes across Nepal The challenge Millions of families in rural Nepal live in substandard housing and shelters. Unhygienic, crowded housing causes health issues, disease, social conflicts and vulnerability to disasters, affecting children and women in particular. The situation was worsened by the 2015 earthquakes and 2017 and 2019 floods, destroying 900,000+ homes. Rural families are stuck in a vicious poverty-cycle and lack income, skill and technology to build safe, sustainable, affordable homes. Disaster resilient & low-cost houses for poor families Engineers without Borders and Build up Nepal are working to empower poor communities to build their way out of poverty. We support rural entrepreneurs to start sustainable micro-construction enterprises. We specialise in the innovative Earth Brick technology, which enables rural communities to produce bricks using local materials.*Our model provides machines, training, model construction and long-term support, enabling poor communities to build safe, sustainable, affordable homes. Earth Bricks benefits: ● 25% less cost, making it genuinely affordable for poor families to build new homes ● Disaster resistant, ensuring safe housing and resilient communities ● 60% less CO2 emissions, mitigating climate change ● Creates local, secure jobs, in poor villages