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June 21 2012 at 19:40

Letter from George Roter – The human face of systemic change in Malawi

Two weeks ago I arrived in Lilongwe. After a quick trip through the friendliest immigration process in the world, I stepped outside and was immediately greeted by the distinctive "you're in Africa" smell of burning wood and charcoal. I was giddy with excitement at my first visit to the country in over 2 years. It wouldn't disappoint.
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December 20 2010 at 10:07

Tapping into our skills: Answering the call for a new type of leader

“If the tap in your kitchen breaks, you’d probably fix it. IF the water main on your street breaks, what would it take to get you and all your neighbours out on the street, chipping in money, buying spare parts, and fixing the problem? I’d be willing to bed just about anything it wouldn’t happen. But you’d all fix your kitchen tap.”
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October 19 2010 at 14:27

Shifting the system: Harnessing the power of engineering to address poverty

This article appeared in the September/October issue of Engineering Dimensions, put out by the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Featuring our work in Malawi and Ghana, the article showcases the ways EWB is supporting systemic change.
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August 12 2010 at 17:11

Building water systems, not just wells - Dan Olsen in OSPE's Society Notes

Dan Olsen arrived in Buipe at the beginning of Ghana’s dry season. Because of this, by February most of the wells had dried up and many community members had no choice but to drink water from a nearby dugout pond. Soon after, Buipe’s district recorded Ghana’s highest number of guinea worm cases, a deadly water borne parasite worm infection. Dan writes about the need for water systems and EWB's work with rural infrastrucure management in Ghana.
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July 23 2010 at 15:20

Igniting improved sanitation practices in rural Malawi

Since early June, Keith Arnstead, a Junior Fellow from EWB’s University of Regina chapter, has been working in rural Malawi to apply a behavior-change approach to improved sanitation practices. He has had had the chance to see first hand, how taking a long-term approach is changing the lives of some of Malawi's most vulnerable communities.
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July 1 2010 at 15:15

Vancouver Run to End Poverty a success!

This past weekend in Vancouver, an impressive 120 EWBers participated in the Run to End Poverty - making it the most successful event yet. In bright orange shirts, the runners came together to raise awareness and funds for EWB’s programs in Southern Africa.
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