ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS. Baton Rouge Professional Chapter. What is Engineers Without Borders?. EWB-USA is a non-profit, humanitarian organization established in 2001 by Dr. Bernard Amadei, civil engineering professor at the University of Colorado
Baton Rouge Professional Chapter
Dr. Bernard Amadei
“The mission of EWB-USA is to partner with developing communities to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally sustainable, equitable, and economical engineering projects. In the process of working to advance developing communities, EWB-USA promotes the development of globally aware and internationally responsible engineers, students, and professionals.”
Baton Rouge Professional Chapter Members
The villages of (Sam) Mbollet live in extreme poverty. These villages are attempting to farm on arid rain-fed lands which are utterly exhausted of nutrients and unable to produce adequate crops. The soils are so depleted that even if the rains are good, the households still go hungry. Fertilizer is unavailable and the farmers lack the knowledge to successfully make organic composts. They have no running water supply, no safe drinking water and no sanitation. They have no medicines and lack access to basic medical services. There is no power supply and not a single motorized vehicle. There is no clinic and the nearest school is 2 km away, though many families can’t afford the school fees.