With summer fast approaching, many people are planning to go to the beach, have barbeques, and do other fun things with friends and family. For members of the University of Florida's Engineers Without Borders Nepal Team, this summer's plans consist of a trip to Khanalthok to assess and upgrade the water irrigation system that was previously installed during the implementation trip last summer.
During the last implementation trip, a wash station, new female latrines, rainwater catchment system, and a temporary water tank were installed in the community. However, the water tank needs to be upgraded so that it can act as a more permanent solution. The new tank is going to 30,000 liters and reinforced with concrete. With a much larger tank, the community will be able to collect and store more water that can be used during the extremely dry season. Moreover, the Nepal Team plans to implement new filters to complement the wash station and rainwater catchment system that were previously installed at the Shree Janahit Secondary School.
In addition, the team will also enrich the community through other means besides engineering. We will also educate the local children about water safety, basic health and hygiene, and practical skills that they can use to improve their quality of life. We look forward to once again meeting with the people of Khanalthok, and cannot wait for the exciting adventures and opportunities to improve the lives of the people! Stay tuned for more updates as this summer quickly approaches!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Earlier this month, the EWB Nepal Team received excellent news after multiple years of diligence and hard work. Our team received a $10,000 grant from the Davis Program after applying for the Projects for Peace Grant this year. This is a huge step for our team in terms of funding our project in Khanalthok. Thank you to everyone on our entire team for the hard work that you continuously do for this organization, and a special thanks to Sulav and Harsh for putting in the extra time and doing an outstanding job with submitting the Projects for Peace Grant. We are extremely grateful for all of the hard work and support from the Davis Program, University of Florida, and the public. We will continue to focus and put all of our efforts towards improving the lives of the people of Khanalthok!