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.