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2011 News in Brief



Student engineers bring solar energy and clean water to Ugandan village

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Ddegeya, Uganda, a community of about 1,000 people spread over five square kilometers, relies on a single pond and one working well for water. The people there have no electricity and limited access to healthcare, because the local clinic faces the same constraints as the community. The Engineers Without Borders (EWB) MIT chapter has worked with the Engeye Health Clinic in Ddegeya since 2008, and in summer 2010, EWB MIT made its third trip to Ddegeya, working in two teams to address the main problems of the community: energy and water. Read a news story by Course 1 sophomore Marisa Simmons.