Category Archives: Engineers Without Borders

Installing Swing Sets in the Gulu, Uganda, Area

A few years ago, Gulu was the center of an ugly uprising that left northern Uganda in dire straights.  Since the defeat of the rebel group–the Lord’s Resistance Army–the area is in recovery, but is still poor. Our objectives in … Continue reading

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Inexpensive, Semi-permanent Housing for Developing Countries

According to a recent article in Time magazine (7 Jul 2014): “So many people don’t own the land they’re living on,” say veteran architect Doug Sharp of the millions living around the world squatting in informal settlements like refugee camps.  They don’t … Continue reading

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Power, Water and Shade for Navajo Country

Over the last few years, my colleagues and I have constructed a wide variety of water harvesting systems in the Navajo Nations.  The majority of these have been installed for families living in remote locations where they have no piped … Continue reading

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Adding Lights to Swing Sets: A Beta Test

Several of the areas where we work are near the equator:  Uganda, Ethiopia, Cambodia, and Ecuador.  That means that their 24-hour days are evenly split year-around between daytime and nighttime.  Since it starts to get dark around 6 pm, we’ve … Continue reading

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Getting Techie in Uganda

I’m currently in Africa, Uganda to be specific.  On Wednesday (Jan 9th, 2014), we traveled to Bussi Island (in Lake Victoria and located just south of Entebbe).  We were there to work with a school/orphanage in a remote village.  We … Continue reading

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Sister Rose, Dedicating Her Life to Helping Ugandan Orphans

I met Sister Rose several years ago, on my first visit to Uganda.  She runs an orphanage/school located 10 kilometers west of the city of Masaka (located 133 kilometers southwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda).  She and her colleagues, … Continue reading

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Volunteering in Navajo Country

During the month of October 2012 several groups did volunteer work on the northern edge of the Navajo Nation.  These groups included:  Brigham Young University GEO Club, Engineers Without Border (University of Utah Student Chapter), Engineers Without Borders (Great Salt … Continue reading

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