• Home
  • /Posts Tagged ' development '
  • /Page 2

Archives

Leaving Mbokop – A Wonderful Visit

Leaving Mbokop – A Wonderful Visit

The EWB-DC Cameroon travel team has concluded what sounds like a very productive and successful trip to Mbokop. They have started their long journey back to Washington DC by stopping for a last visit with some of our new partners such as HEDECS in Bamenda. It was difficult to piece together a substantial enough blog post from the various texts…
 
Knowledge Goes a Long Way – Empowering Mbokop to Improve Health and Project Sustainability

Knowledge Goes a Long Way – Empowering Mbokop to Improve Health and Project Sustainability

Written by Andrew Smith & Jordan Teague; Hand-drawn images by Ashby Strassburger, EWB-DC Cameroon Education Subgroup Members As noted in the previous posts, the EWB traveling team is spending their time conducting both engineering and public health assessments for the people of Mbokop. In addition to this there is an equally important task that the team is starting which ties…
 
Public Health & Engineering—What do they have to do with each other???

Public Health & Engineering—What do they have to do with each other???

By Andrea Lowe, EWB-DC Cameroon Public Health Subgroup Member In addition to water assessments, the Cameroon team will be conducting public health assessments as well. Why public health?? Well, since public health is the discipline of protecting and improving the health of communities, it is a perfect marriage with engineering projects designed to bring clean water to communities.  With clean…
 
And they’re off…

And they’re off…

Our first Mbokop, Cameroon assessment trip is officially underway…well after a few stops in Istanbul and Yaounde. Our team of eight is currently on their second flight from Istanbul to Yaounde and from there will fly into Douala. The EWB-DC chapter has sent a highly skilled group of engineeering professionals and public health students and has an ambitious agenda on…
 
When your project literally isn’t even on the map

When your project literally isn’t even on the map

One of the (many) challenges to starting a new project is visiting a country that often none of the team members have been to before. Many of the small villages EWB tends to work with are, quite literally, not even on the map, so teams do not have the luxury of Googling for places to eat and sleep. Having reliable…