Constructing a Gravity-Fed Water System in Borneo

Project by redders100

In March 2016, I will be travelling to a rural community in Borneo to construct a gravity fed water system and sanitation blocks.

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On 21st Feb 2016 we successfully raised £130 with 4 supporters in 28 days

I am a student at Newcastle University studying Civil Engineering. As part of my final year I will be travelling to Sabah in Borneo to provide a rural community with a clean water supply and basic sanitation. This will involve the design and construction of a gravity fed water system and sanitation blocks, as well as raising awareness of good hygiene practices. The project will involve me living as part of the community and will take place over 3 weeks in March 2016. 

In order to raise the fund required to participate in the scheme I will be running the Great North West Half Marathon on Sunday 21st February 2016, amongst other fundraising activities. The money raised will be used by the charity Raleigh International to purchase building materials and tools, food, safety provision, training and the support required for the expedition. To find out more about Raleigh International and the projects they are involved in please visit:

All donations are greatly appreciated regardless of the size. Please note that this website take a 6% cut of all donations as well as a small card fee so cash donations or PayPal payments would be preferred.

The video uploaded outlines a project carried out by previous students which will be similar to the one which I will be participating in. If you have any questions regarding the expedition, please do not hesitate to contact me.




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