James' Gravity Fed Water System Project

James' Gravity Fed Water System Project

I will be travelling to Malaysian Borneo to design and build a gravity fed water system and sanitation units for a rural community.

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On 14th Mar 2016 we successfully raised £20 with 1 supporter in 42 days


Hi, my name is James. I am a student at Newcastle University in my 4th year of a Masters degree in Civil and Structural Engineering. As part of my final year studies, in collaboration with the university and Raleigh International, I will be travelling to Borneo to design and build a gravity fed water system and some sanitation units. As well as this, we will be providing education and information on the importance of hygiene and clean drinking water.

The project will take place in the Pitas region of Malaysian Borneo (Sabah), starting on the 10th March 2016 and it will last three weeks. The project will bring huge benefits to the respective community. It will prevent young children and women having to travel miles a day to collect clean water and therefore allow them more time for their education. To add, the sanitation blocks and education provided will help to reduce disease and therefore reduce potential fatalities. For more information on the project please see this video produced by a former group of Newcastle students who have taken part in a similar experience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m0p-148-x4

To participate in the project each team member will have to raise £2,300 to pay Raleigh International. This money will help to provide building materials, pay for the support staff to enable the project to take place, pay for food and transport whilst on site and contribute to Raleighs lasting legacy in developing countires. I have previously completed a sponsored walk and had a charity bake sale however I still have not reached my target! Any donations, of any size, to enable my participation in the amazing project would be greatly appreicated! If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact me! 

Thank you in advance for all you support! 


Note: Crowdfunder take 6% of all donations and charge a small card fee. Therefore any cash donations direct to myself or my parents would be greatly appreciated!

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