EWB 6K Run+Walk for Water
Engineers Without Borders is hosting a 6K run on Sunday, April 14th beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Why 6K you ask? Because this is the average distance that people (largely women and children) in developing countries must walk each day to collect water. Our mission is to raise funds for our water quality and quantity project in Mare Brignol, Haiti. The project improves the quality of life for more than 1,000 people and allows UCF engineering students the chance to solve a real-world problem. We are committed to a long- term relationship with the areas we serve, and have established a communal Water Board in Mare Brignol. This group helps villagers use and maintain the cisterns and slow-sand filters which we build, and also bolsters their feeling of responsibility of the devices.
The following page is a summary of our project, and the sign-up for the 6K can be seen here.
Engineers without Borders at the University of Central Florida, a non-profit organization