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Engineers Without Borders at UCLA: Nicaragua Schoolhouse

$30,302
151%
Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
87 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 17, at 12:00 PM PST
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Engineers Without Borders at UCLA: Nicaragua Schoolhouse

We are Engineers Without Borders - UCLA Nicaragua Team. The community of San Sebastian, Nicaragua, needs a schoolhouse to educate their children and we want to help! 

 

San Sebastian is a rural community. Although they are impoverished, motivated community leaders like our friend Profesora Aydalina are organizing an educational reform. They’ve garnered support and commitment from the parents of 93 children. The plan requires a safe and secure schoolhouse to succeed. Hurricane conditions make building a long-lasting schoolhouse a difficult task. Our team has already surveyed the community, designed an appropriate schoolhouse, and initiated construction of the building. If we meet our fundraising goal we will be well on our way to finish construction by the end of 2020! Help San Sebastian finish the task they started. Donate and give San Sebastian its schoolhouse!

 

 

 

 

The steps to completion are: ordering materials, organizing logistics, and traveling to San Sebastian to oversee construction. Materials costs constitute the majority of our budget. Remaining costs include travel, logistics, and necessary managerial fees like hiring a local contractor. $5 will purchase a wall panel. $50 will purchase a structural beam. $250 will buy a weatherproof window and frame. A little bit goes a long way. We’ve got a long way to go, so donate what you can! Because you will be contributing to something tangible. This is not a hope, or a whim, or a “maybe” - you will help develop the community of San Sebastian. A group of students for generations to come will inherit what we take for granted - a safe and secure shelter in which learning takes place, protected from the elements.

The United States leads the world in private donations as a percentage of GDP. This is a little known fact but a powerful one - our country is generous. Make your donation and continue this tradition.

Our way
of Thanking You

$15

Shoutout on social media

EWB UCLA - Nicaragua will thank you for your donation! (Fully Tax Deductible)

3 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2020

$30

Note

You'll get a personal handwritten note from someone in our club. (Fully Tax Deductible)

3 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2020

$50

Postcard from Nicaragua

We'll mail you a postcard from Nicaragua during our trip! (tax deductible donation of $49)

4 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: September 2020

$100

Video from Nicaragua

Our team will film a video in Nicaragua for you! (Fully Tax Deductible)

11 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2020

$250

T-shirt

High quality EWB UCLA T-shirt. (tax deductible donation of $235).

6 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2020

$500

Schoolhouse Plaque

Your name or company will be engraved on a plaque in the schoolhouse. (Fully Tax Deductible)

6 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2020

$1,000

UCLA EWB Poster

Your name or company will be featured on EWB UCLA's poster in Boelter Hall, on UCLA's campus, as well as the plaque in Nicaragua.(Fully Tax Deductible)

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2020

$2,000

Gift from Nicaragua

A Nicaraguan-made gift, sourced from the community. Your name will also be featured on the schoolhouse plaque and UCLA EWB's Boelter Hall poster. (tax deductible gift of $1,990).

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2020
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