Students Without Borders is a student organization at the University of New Hampshire that takes on both global and local engineering endeavors and helps various senior project groups implement their work. Within Students Without Borders is EWB-UNH which is the University of New Hampshire’s chapter of the non-profit organization, Engineers Without Borders. Both SWB and EWB-UNH were founded in 2002, the same year EWB-USA was founded.
EWB currently has a project in Lukodi, Uganda and another in San Pedro de Casta, Peru. To learn more about them and EWB-UNH in general, visit their site: http://unhewb.org/
SWB is currently has one project in progress and are working to get a second project going. SWB is currently working with EWB-UNH on their Peru project. They are creating a nutrition program to implement in the local school in San Pedro de Casta, Peru in response to the malnutrition problem plaguing the young generations in the town. SWB is also currently in talks with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, USA to start a domestic project.
In the past SWB has completed a project in Cumayasa, Dominican Republic. They have implemented a point-of-use drinking water system at a local middle school there. They have also partnered with the UNH Organic Garden Club to design a self sustaining garden system.