The EWB-DC Blog

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Cheers to you! Thanks for making the 4th Annual Gala a success.

Nearly 150 people on March 23rd in a mansion that was formerly an embassy. Over $10,000 raised to support our ongoing projects. Four communities around the world impacted forever. On behalf of the EWB-DC Chapter and our partner communities in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Panama, and Peru we want to say thank you for making this Gala the most successful yet.…
 
One Week, Two New Projects! Announcing a Partnership in Peru.

One Week, Two New Projects! Announcing a Partnership in Peru.

It was earlier this week that I had the pleasure of announcing to you that we were beginning a partnership with community in Burkina Faso. Well, just days later, we’re here again. Now I’m pleased to announce that the chapter is launching a new partnership with the community of Shiringamazu, Peru. This community of approximately 1,100 people is in a…
 
El Salvador, Cameroon, Panama, and now Burkina Faso! Introducing our new partner community: Dierma, Burkina Faso

El Salvador, Cameroon, Panama, and now Burkina Faso! Introducing our new partner community: Dierma, Burkina Faso

We’re thrilled to announce that the EWB-DC Chapter is launching a project with our new partner community of Dierma, Burkina Faso! Dierma is a Muslim village in the Centre-Sud region of Burkina Faso with a population of roughly 3,500. The community includes spread-out clusters of family units, two schools, a small market center, a football “terrain”, several mosques, and a…
 
Panama Trip Review: 2017 Wrap-up/2018 Kick-off

Panama Trip Review: 2017 Wrap-up/2018 Kick-off

The Panama team had a busy 2017!  Collectively, team members were on-site in Hato Rincón for 8 total weeks and in that time, the building was surveyed and staked out, the perimeter was excavated, reinforcing was installed for strip footings, stem walls, and columns, and concrete footings were placed.  Roughly 17 cubic yards of concrete were mixed by hand –…
 
We Invite You to Join us for the 2018 Annual Gala!

We Invite You to Join us for the 2018 Annual Gala!

Tickets are on sale now! On March 23rd, we invite you to join the EWB-DC Chapter for our 4th Annual Gala as we celebrate our accomplishments over the past year. Four years ago, we set out to try something new: we decided to throw a Gala to raise funds to support our sustainable development projects around the world and to…
 
2018 Is Underway! What Are We Looking Forward To This Year?

2018 Is Underway! What Are We Looking Forward To This Year?

The first month of 2018 is wrapping up and we’re already excited about what this year has in store for our chapter! For the last few years, EWB-DC has been home to three projects: Cameroon, Panama, and El Salvador. With the El Salvador project complete, we’re making some adjustments. First, we need to get accustomed to talking about El Salvador…