Imagine living in a country with limited access to clean water and sanitation systems. These hardships are ones that Americans do not face, but people in developing nations struggle with every day. Engineers Without Borders aims to improve the conditions of developing nations, because clean water and sanitation systems should be human rights, not privileges. At the heart of Engineers Without Borders at BU are the people who run it. It is our mission to use our technical and academic skills to improve the lives of people in need. We are motivated to help people in Zambia gain better access to clean water and effective latrines because we are a community devoted to helping others. If we ever encounter a struggle or setback with a project, we always remember the children at the nearby school in Naluja or the pregnant mothers in the clinic who deserve better living conditions. The people in Naluja, Zambia have taught us to appreciate what we have and they are our motivation to work. We are committed to developing technology that will enhance their quality of life. Will you join us in this mission?
- Elizabeth Slade