In the summer of 2016, EWB-TAMU was introduced to a potential project in the barrio Heroes del Cenepa just outside of Lima, Peru. The community was established in 1995 and currently is the home to approximately 2,600 people. Tanker trucks currently deliver water to tanks at each home in the neighborhood, and the growing community is looking for ways to improve their infrastructure and increase their quality of life.
In December of 2017, our Assessment team of 6 students and one faculty advisor travelled to the Heroes del Cenepa community to assess the area and uncover the most pertinent engineering need. Along with the help of DESCO (our local NGO) and a few students from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Peru, we surveyed areas in need of better access by stairwells as well as an open park area behind the school. The Spring 2018 semester will be spent completing design and analysis work for the stairwells as well as conceptual discussions of a future park for the community.
We meet in HEB (CVE) 104 on Thursday nights at 7 PM. We can use all the help we can get, so we would love for you to join our team! JOIN US!
Check out these photos from our December assessment trip!