MSU’s Engineers Without Borders to host annual fundraiser
BOZEMAN — On Saturday, Oct. 13, Montana State University’s Engineers Without Borders will host its annual fundraising Jubilee.
The event, which will take place at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Bozeman starting at 6:30 p.m., will feature dinner and drinks, live music, presentations about MSU-EWB’s work and live and silent auctions. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
“This is our major fundraiser each year,” said Carolyn Egervary, a senior at MSU who has been involved with Engineers Without Borders for more than two years.
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 13 years. During that time, MSU students have drilled 14 drinking water wells, installed a water distribution pipeline, constructed two rainwater catchment systems and constructed 16 latrines.
Khwisero residents recently formed a nonprofit called M-Koko to work with MSU-EWB and help MSU students select projects that most directly meet local needs.
“Developing that partnership and making our work Kenyan-driven is what we’ve been doing the majority of the past year,” Egervary said. “We’ll be working on that foundation as we move ahead with planning a project this summer.”