To design and construct a system that will deliver water to a remote community in Borneo with fellow civil engineering students from Newcastle University. In order to raise money for this fantastic project I will be walking 27 miles of the toughest section of Hadrian's Wall. This event is on 27th August and I'd be so grateful if you could sponsor me whatever you can, all money raised will go to Raleigh International. Follow my progress on the day at: http://www.24liveblog.com/live/1300579
About the project
I am in my 4th year at Newcastle University studying Civil Engineering MEng and am doing this project as part of the Global Engineering module. The expedition is run by Raleigh International, a sustainable development charity specialising in community development and conservation. All money donated to myself will be passed on to Raleigh International and used to fund a variety of projects around the world. For more information, check out: https://raleighinternational.org/
I will be working in a group of 10 students to design and build a gravity-fed water system, using the knowledge and skills we have developed over the last 3 years at university. The project will be based in a remote village in Malaysian Borneo where currently there is no access to clean, drinkable water. This project aims to improve the quality of life for the local community by providing a simple, inexpensive and sustainable solution to getting fresh water. It will be a collaborative process between ourselves and community to ensure they receive a system which they want and that we build it in a way which they are able to maintain.
How you can help
Please sponsor me! In order to make this expedition possible I am undertaking a number of challenges to raise money for Raleigh International. The first challenge will take place on the 27th August where I will walk the toughest 27 miles of Hadrian’s Wall in a day. I’m hoping to organise more fundraising events throughout the next year to help reach my overall target of £2,100.