Engineering students to help sustain rural communities in Kenya

Members from the ASU chapter of Engineers Without Borders will visit the rural area, Bondo Rarieda, Kenya to provide assistance on a defective dam as part of the Kenya Water Project. The dam has been breached several times due to the rainy season, not allowing the communities to capture and store the excess water for use.

"Our plan is to design this system, teach [local residents] how to build it properly and explain to them why it makes a difference," says Danielle Worger, an industrial engineering graduate student and the co-program manager for the project.

The project aims to equip the locals with the knowledge and training needed to upkeep neighboring dams in order to provide long-term, sustainable solutions.