Friday, October 06, 2006

project cambodia water dam

recently, i got involved with a group called engineers without borders, a non-profit organization partnered with developing communities worldwide in improving their quality of life by implementing sustainable engineering projects.
i found myself on the design team of a fast-paced project on reconstructing a water dam in the balang communes near siemreab, cambodia.

the project is to reconstruct an earthen levee that was destroyed by a flood six years ago, disabling nearby villages of a resevoir that once provided them with water for their rice crops during the dry season.
the reconstructed dam will be a concrete weir (a dam with water gates). the dam will benefit over 18,000 villagers by supplying enough water storage and irrigation for rice crop harvest year round.

fundraising event:
for starters, i'm running a fundraising event!
info as follows:
where: underground
613 2nd ave btw. 33rd+34th st.
new york, ny 10016
when: oct. 12
time: 6pm - midnight
donation: $10 students/$15 others
includes free first drinks
*(all donations are tax deductable and will be matched
by the pb foundation)

this task is gonna take more than one geek!
project cambodia water dam: pending!

updated summary:
fundraising for the cambodia water dam was a great success! we had over 85 people pack the bar. with their support and a generous match by the pb foundation, we raised over $3000. thank you all for you support!
project cambodia water dam fundraiser: pass!

video by humantranslation
more info on the cambodia water project
more info on engineers without borders nyc chapter
map of the venue underground

photo courtesy of devittj

for more photos


At 9:22 PM, Anonymous TuBuGuRL said...

congrats on the successful fundraiser! i know what the $$ is really for..*wink wink*


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