Design Outreach’s summer internship program is in full swing. Qinan Zhou and Nick Carlson, DO’s new interns, are working closely with Principal Engineer Naja Robinson and Project Engineer Daniel Wang on several of our current projects, including building the test stand for a fourth-generation gearbox used in LifePump and designing the handle for autoLifePump, to gain some real-world experience in engineering.
Design Outreach leaders recently returned from doing field work in Malawi and Zambia where they conducted training, installed LifePumps and LifePumpLinks, met with partners and governmental officials and made plans for future impact.
The last few days in Malawi and Zambia have been great – in Malawi we’ve witnessed the installation of 2 new LifePumps (in Mtenje and Chikwandawala villages), provided further Training of Trainers, started setting up our Malawi LifePump warehouse, and met with the Bwaila Rotary Club. In Zambia met with the local government and the NGO Living Water International.
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Delivering humanitarian engineering to remote parts of the world is fraught with challenges. Locating and moving supplies across borders adds complexity to our mission and requires innovative solutions.
8,000 Bibles are Being Delivered to LifePump Communities.
With hundreds of people touching water taps daily, our team is quickly finding a solution to prevent the further spread of illnesses like COVID-19 in developing countries.
Design Outreach is pleased to announce the appointment of board member Kelly Williamson. Bringing extensive knowledge in the water industry, he shares Design Outreach’s mission to develop innovative technology to solve some of the worlds biggest problems. He’s visited several African countries seeing the global problem first hand, including with Design Outreach last fall.
An entire community of people was transformed because of a LifePump and the gift of music. The rural Malawi community of Yesaya Shumba had the ever-present problem of having an unreliable water pump that would either easily break or simply not draw any water during the dry season. The people of Yesaya Shumba would experience days or even weeks without … Read More
Karanda Mission Hospital partnership with DO – made possible through your support! For too long, the Karanda Mission Hospital had to face the tough decision of saving clean water for its patients and turning away the needy in their surrounding communities or risking the lives of its patients and quenching the thirsts of their neighbors.
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