Happy winter break from EWB-USA UMN! We’ve kept busy this semester, with a lot of exciting updates in our projects. The Guatemala program is moving full-steam ahead with remote implementation in Chirijuyu (coordinating closely with in-country partners) and is continuing to plan for assessment in Chi Chokon – aiming to travel in May 2023. The Ethiopia program hit some roadblocks due to ongoing conflict in Ethiopia, and is developing contingency plans, including options of remote work or a new partner community. Victoria Garden subgroups have evaluated alternatives for the planned components of the project, and are now moving into the design phase. Our Local Collaboration with EWB-USA MN Professional Chapter wrapped up its first project with Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, and is working with the Division of Indian Work.
We also had several successful events this semester, including our semesterly camping trip, a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate implementation at the Peace Garden this past summer, our Fall Donor Update, and of course “EWBonding” events to just hang out! Our project in the Peace Garden was supported by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), and was recently featured in the ASABE Resource Magazine: check out the article here.
Keep reading for updates from our project and marketing teams and to meet some of our members and mentors!