Welcome to the home page of the Engineers Without Borders Rwanda Team at the University of Colorado at Boulder!
In 2000, right here at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Engineers Without Borders – USA was founded to allow young engineers to create positive change for developing communities around the globe. Today, our EWB-CU Rwanda team strives to embody this mission, while improving our own professional development as engineers. Currently, we are partnered with the Rwandan Orphans Project, an organization working to improve the lives of street boys in the capital city Kigali, Rwanda.
Our goal is to partner with the Rwandan Orphans Project support the needs of 100 former street boys with food, shelter, education, and medical and psychological care. Our first project is to build a catch-up school not only for these orphans, but also for many other underprivileged children in the community that otherwise could not afford an education. This school will include 6 classrooms, 2 nursery rooms, a library, a computer lab, and 2 teachers’ offices. Our team has been diligently working on the design for the school over the spring 2012 semester, and a group of 6 students has been in Rwanda during June and July where they surveyed the land where the school will be built, are finishing the details of the ROP school design plan, and have started the process of receiving building permits from the Rwandan government.
We hold weekly meetings every Monday at 6pm in ECCE 1B41.
Join our email list by emailing EWBRwanda@gmail.com. We will send you weekly updates on meetings and events.