Dresses made from bike tires? Tin can Tuxedos? It must be
time for the Engineers Without Borders Recycled Fashion Show! On
April 5th EWB will be hosting its 5th annual Recycled Fashion
Show, “Junk 2 Funk.”
PARTICIPATE by making a recycled outfit of your own, model someone else's, or just come to watch. There will be students, community members, and families parading down the catwalk in extraordinary outfits constructed out of everything from milk jugs to inflatable pool toys.
The event will be held on April 5th at 7:00 pm (Doors at 6:00 pm)
On Friday October 26th we are holding our 5th annual Jubilee & Auction, which is our biggest fund raiser for the year! The Jubilee funds raised allow us to continue our work to bring clean water to Kenya. Please join us for an evening of great food and fun at the Best Western Grantree in Bozeman. Check out some photos from last year's Jubilee.
EWB MSU was named the winner of the prestigious C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, bringing national recognition to MSU and our project, as well as $20,000. Read more here.
Here's some of the photos that EWB Traveler Dolan Personke took this June while he was in Khwisero (and Nairobi). Enjoy!
A quick update on our projects. Things are getting fantastically busy:
We landed in Nairobi June 28(me coming in through Ethiopia, Zach Gartner through Amsterdam, and Justin Stewart, Kendall Saboda and Ryan Olff coming in after a week in Germany and Amsterdam). Navigating around the city was an exciting, if a bit scary, experience for everyone. The unspoken traffic rules took a while to catch on to; we likened it to a very intense live action game of frogger.
Kiera McNelis, Project Manager
Today [Editor’s note—June 22nd; I’m a bit behind in posting] was the first training session for the Mushikongolo Composting Latrine Committee. The committee was formed to oversee the latrine’s long-term maintenance and is composed of seven members including school-teachers, community stakeholders, and school management representatives. Along with a couple of our local partners, we took its members to visit the latrine built last summer at Elwangale Primary School in eastern Khwisero.
The hot Kenyan sun beats down on my head and shoulders. Sweat trickles down my neck and back. Ants crawl over the tops of my bare feet. I stand at the center-line of the field, waiting for the kick-off.
Hello from Ebukwala!
Hanging out in Kenya has been an awesome experience for me thus far, in spite of my pasty white skin having been fried by the extra-strength Kenyan sun and my newly developed fear of giant beetles (apparently,I can scream at glass shattering frequencies).
Jeff Moss, EWB-MSU President
There are five of us, crouched in the dirt on the side of a dusty road in rural Kenya. The sun sits perfectly overhead, baking the rusty red dirt we’re drawing in. A few clouds hang overhead, but none venture close enough to block the sun's rays.