We have been making great progress towards our fundraising goal but still have a long way to go before we can send our students to Bondo, Kenya! We are starting to decide who is going to be able to travel to Bondo as we finalize all of the documentation and planning.
Students who are able to travel to Bondo get the amazing opportunity to experience the culture and apply their engineering skills.They will learn firsthand how the community functions by cooking, collecting water, and attending community events and church with them. A EWB-Hope alum shared just how eye opening this experience was for him;
“I recognized the ways that applying the classroom’s theories could directly impact a community’s quality of life. The experience of putting my skills to work in “the real world” showed me that successful science involves personal relationships, trust, communication, and a healthy dose of patience. . . . [M]y time at Hope, both domestically and abroad, has ensured that I will never lose sight of the very human aspect of my profession, no matter how technical my work may be.”
-Joel Blok (’10, Mechanical Engineering)
Your donation allows students just like Joel to learn how to open their hearts to those in need by using their skills to help others. Thank you again for your support, we couldn’t do any of this without you!