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On May 23rd, join us for our Panama Night in Adams Morgan! . The event will feature Panamanian hors d’oeuvres catered by Esencias Panameñas and we will be joined by Mr. Francisco Olivardía from the Panamanian Embassy, who will give a brief speech on the indigenous people of Panama.
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One of the most impoverished indigenous groups in Central America, the Ngo be-Bugle live in remote mountain communities throughout Western Panama. Historically marginalized, they lack governmental support for infrastructure and development projects. Moreover, economic, environmental, and political pressures have eroded their indigenous way of life. The unique Ngo be-Bugle culture is rapidly disappearing and in danger of being lost forever. Learn more
El Salvador Project
Cantón Santa Clara, El Salvador, is a rural community comprised of approximately 400 households. The majority of community members live in poverty, engaging primarily in subsistence farming, growing corn, beans, and some livestock.
EWB-DC began engaging this community in 2004 to install an improved drinking water supply system. At the time, most residents relied on shallow wells to supply water for their households. Learn more
Nestled in the mountains of the Cameroon’s Northwest region, the rural village of Mbokop is home to roughly 2,200 people from three primary tribes speaking three main languages, and following two major religions. The population of Mbokop is spread across five settlements. This diverse community primarily supports itself through subsistence farming and herding livestock, but lacks basic services such as safe drinking water, proper sanitation, and electricity. Learn more
Engineers Without Borders – Washington DC Professional Chapter
EWB involves professionals and students from a variety of professions including engineering, public health, anthropology, geology, business, communications, and graphic design. EWB-DC works together with EWB Student Chapters at Howard University, The George Washington University, and Catholic University to improve the quality of life in partner communities worldwide. Students are involved in every step of the process, enabling them to learn firsthand about solutions to the problems of the developing world.
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