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MSU’s Engineers Without Borders to host annual fundraiser

September 19, 2017 -- MSU News Service

MSU’s EWB is a student-led group that has improved the lives of tens of thousands of schoolchildren and community members in Kenya.

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BOZEMAN - On Saturday, Sept. 23, Montana State University’s Engineers Without Borders will host its annual fundraising Jubilee.

The event, which will take place at the Gallatin River Hideaway near Four Corners starting at 6:30 p.m., will feature dinner and drinks, live music, presentations about MSU-EWB’s work and live and silent auctions.

“We operate only with the funds that we raise, and this is our major fundraiser of the year,” said Carolyn Egervary, a junior at MSU who has been involved with Engineers Without Borders for more than a year.

MSU’s Engineers Without Borders is a student-led group that has improved the lives of tens of thousands of schoolchildren and community members in the Khwisero region of Kenya over the past 12 years. During that time, MSU students have drilled 13 drinking water wells, installed a water distribution pipeline, constructed two rainwater catchment systems and constructed 16 latrines.

Many primary schools in Kenya lack adequate access to clean drinking water. If there is no well on school grounds, girls are sent miles away to fetch water and bring it back to their male classmates. At many schools, human waste contaminates the groundwater.

In terms of the group’s ideas and proposed projects, there will be much to talk about, Egervary said.

Seats for the event are $50 and tables are $350. For more information and to RSVP, visit EWBJubilee.com or email carolyn.egervary@gmail.com. The Jubilee will take place at the Bridal Veil venue at Gallatin River Hideaway, 135 Hideaway Drive.

Contact: Carolyn Egervary, carolyn.egervary@gmail.com, 484-894-6388.