Belize	  Open	  Source	  -­‐	  Sustainable	  Development	  and	               Engineers	  Without	  Borders-­‐USA	        ...
Agenda	                                                          •  Overview:	  	                                         ...
What	  is	  Belize	  Open	  Source	  -­‐	  Sustainable	  Development?	      •    Belize	  Open	  Source	  -­‐	  Sustainabl...
AcSviSes:	  Belize	  Open	  Source	  -­‐	  Sustainable	  Development	     •    Donated	  prior	  year	  HOME	  donaSons	  ...
AcSviSes:	  Belize	  Open	  Source	  -­‐	  Sustainable	  Development	  (cont.)	     •    In	  November,	  updated	  at	  L...
EWB-­‐USA	  vision	  and	  mission	  Agenda	                                •  Updates	  and	  status:	  BVision	  is	  a	...
EWB-­‐USA	  Growth	           2000	    8	  Members	    1	  Chapter	  	    1	  Project	                                    ...
EWB-­‐SFP	  NaSon’s	  1st	  Professional	  Chapter	                               •  Established	  in	  2004	             ...
EWB-­‐SFP	  Projects	  and	  LocaSons	                          Kenya	                  Water	  Supply	                   ...
EWB-­‐SFP	  Project	  Process	  and	  Commitment	    •    All	  projects	  have	  a	  non-­‐governmental	  organizaSon	  (...
What’s	  the	  connecSon?	     •    Coyle	  is	  founder	  and	  a	  Director	  of	  Belize	  Open	  Source	  -­‐	        ...
Belize	  Open	  Source	  -­‐	  Sustainable	  Development	  and	  EWB	  chapters	     We	  support	  	  three	  EWB	  chapt...
Where	  is	  Belize?	  
Belize	  closer	  up	                               •    Belize	  is	  small:	  About	  175	  miles,	                     ...
How	  to	  get	  involved	  •    Contact	  me:	  	       •  pat@coyles.com	       •  Belize	  Open	  Source:	  hhp://beliz...
…building	  partnerships…	                      16	  
…making	  friends…	                            17	  
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MeeKng	  Rotary	  in	  Orange	  Walk	  Belize	  
Ferry	  
Cafeteria	  
Pit	  Latrine	  Bathrooms	  
August Pine Ridge, Belize School Building Update
Cleveland	  State	  EWB	  project	     •    The	  new	  school	  building	  will	  provide	  addiSonal	  space	  for	     ...
Cleveland	  State	  EWB	  (cont.)	      •    The	  skill	  level	  of	  local	  labor	  for	  construcSon	  was	  assessed...
PDR	  submihed	  for	  approval	  	  
Floor	  plan	  –	  classroom	  building	  	  
Cleveland	  State	  EWB	  funding	     •    The	  preliminary	  esSmate	  for	  construcSon,	  furnishing	  and	          ...
Groundbreaking	    •    Let’s	  watch	  the	  videos	  
Blanca Torres school principal, wrote, “The aerial photo mapping seems veryinteresting. I shared with my children and sist...
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Belize Open Source - Sustainable Development and Engineers Without Borders-USA
(EWB-USA) in northern Belize
Patrick Coyle, EWB-SFP; Belize Open Source - Sustainable Development
Livermore Rotary - August 31, 2011 (see separate file with balance of photos and playlist with groundbreaking videos at the bottom of it at: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE5F8F8E311D67C80)

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  1. 1. Belize  Open  Source  -­‐  Sustainable  Development  and   Engineers  Without  Borders-­‐USA   (EWB-­‐USA)  in  northern  Belize    Patrick  Coyle,  EWB-­‐SFP;  Belize  Open  Source  -­‐  Sustainable  Development   Livermore  Rotary  -­‐  August  31,  2011  
  2. 2. Agenda   •  Overview:     •  Belize  Open  Source  -­‐   Sustainable  Development   •  Engineers  Without  Borders-­‐ USA  (EWB-­‐USA)   •  Engineers  Without  Borders  —   San  Francisco  Professional   Chapter  (EWB-­‐SFP)     •  Four  EWB  chapter  projects  in   northern  Belize   •  Belize  Open  Source  40-­‐acre  site   •  Belize  photos   looking  toward  August  Pine   Ridge  village  
  3. 3. What  is  Belize  Open  Source  -­‐  Sustainable  Development?   •  Belize  Open  Source  -­‐  Sustainable  Development,  as  a  501 (c)(3)  non-­‐profit,     •  promotes  environmentally  and  socially  sustainable   development   •  invites  collaboraSon  on  an  open  source  approach  to   develop  and  parScipate  in  a  land-­‐based  learning  and   community  outreach  center  on  a    working  farm  on  40   acres  in  northwestern  Belize   •  partners  with  EWB-­‐USA  to  collaborate  with  EWB   chapters  on  projects  
  4. 4. AcSviSes:  Belize  Open  Source  -­‐  Sustainable  Development   •  Donated  prior  year  HOME  donaSons  of  $500  to  the  three   EWB  chapters  –  Google  matched  donaSons  with  $500  to   EWB-­‐USA   •  From  last  year’s  HOME  pledges,  donated   •  $500  to  emergency  construcSon  of  a  new  sepSc  tank   for  Muffles  College  in  Orange  Walk,  Belize   •  $500  to  the  three  chapters  –  Google,  other  EWB-­‐USA   partners  matched  the  donaSons     •  $500  to  August  Pine  Ridge  school  for  a  public  address   system  
  5. 5. AcSviSes:  Belize  Open  Source  -­‐  Sustainable  Development  (cont.)   •  In  November,  updated  at  LLNL  about  BOSSD  and  three   EWB  chapters  working  in  northern  Belize  and  received   pledges  of  nearly  $2.8k  -­‐  will  allocate  in  2011  and  2012   •  Donated  $500  to  August  Pine  Ridge  school  for   teachers  texts  and  filing  cabinet  for  new  classrooms   •  Will  donate  to  the  EWB  chapters,  get  matching  $   •  Raised  ~$2.8k  for  the  first  visitors’  accommodaSons  at   our  40-­‐acre  place  to  house  the  CSU  EWB  teams  during   their  visits  to  construct  new  classroom  building  in  August   Pine  Ridge   •  With  the  CSU  EWB,  seeking  a  US  Rotary  club  to  partner   with  Belize  Orange  Walk  Rotary  on  the  August  Pine  Ridge   project  
  6. 6. EWB-­‐USA  vision  and  mission  Agenda   •  Updates  and  status:  BVision  is  a   Our   elize  Open   Source  -­‐  Sustainable  Development   world  in  which   •  Engineers  Without  Borders-­‐USA   all  communiSes   (EWB-­‐USA)   have  the   •  Engineers  Without  Borders  —meet   capacity  to    San   Francisco  Professional  Chapter   (EWB-­‐SFP)     their  basic   human  needs     •  Updates  and  status:  Three  EWB   chapter  projects  in  northern  Belize   •  Belize  photos   Supports  community-­‐driven  development  programs   •  Road  past  Belize  Open  Source   worldwide  through  the  design  and  implementaSon  of   40-­‐acre  site    toward  August  Pine   Ridge  village   sustainable  engineering  projects,  while  fostering   responsible  leadership    
  7. 7. EWB-­‐USA  Growth   2000   8  Members   1  Chapter     1  Project   2011   12,000  Members   250+  Chapters     350+  Projects  
  8. 8. EWB-­‐SFP  NaSon’s  1st  Professional  Chapter   •  Established  in  2004   •  150+  acSve  volunteers   •  6  infrastructure  projects   •  5  Appropriate  Technology   Design  Team  (A.T.D.T)   projects   •  ExecuSve  Commihee  and   support  commihees   provide  chapter   management,  fundraising,   and  publicity  
  9. 9. EWB-­‐SFP  Projects  and  LocaSons   Kenya   Water  Supply   El  Salvador     Water  &  SanitaKon,   plasKc  recycling   Fiji     Water  System   Ghana  &  West   Cashew  Waste  UKlizaKon   Africa   Guatemala   Wind  Turbine   HaiK   Community  Health  Clinic   and  Solar  Power   Honduras   Bridge  ConstrucKon  &   Water  DistribuKon   Nicaragua   ComposKng  Toilet   Philippines   Rock  Crusher   Tanzania   Water  DistribuKon  &   Health  Clinic  
  10. 10. EWB-­‐SFP  Project  Process  and  Commitment   •  All  projects  have  a  non-­‐governmental  organizaSon  (NGO)   partner  acSng  as  a  liaison  to  the  community   •  Three  project  phases:   1.  Assessment   2.  Design  and  ImplementaSon   3.  Monitoring  and  EvaluaSon   •  Long-­‐term  infrastructure  projects  have  a  minimum  5-­‐year   commitment  to  the  community   •  Appropriate  technology  projects  vary  in  length  depending   on  the  requirements  of  the  NGO  and  community  
  11. 11. What’s  the  connecSon?   •  Coyle  is  founder  and  a  Director  of  Belize  Open  Source  -­‐   Sustainable  Development,  a  501(c)(3)  non-­‐profit   •  Member  of    the  San  Francisco  Professional  Chapter  (EWB-­‐ SFP)     •  Serves  on  EWB-­‐USA  West  Coast  Technical  Advisory  Team   and  leads  monthly  team  review  of  project  applicaSons   •  Authored  EWB  applicaSon  for  August  Pine  Ridge   Community  Improvement  Program  –  the  classroom   building  is  nearing  compleSon  by  EWB-­‐Cleveland  State   •  Presented  at  EWB  Regional  Workshop  and  EWB   InternaSonal  on  “Simple,  Inexpensive  Aerial  Photography   Mapping  with  Balloons  or  Kites”  and  planning  workshops   with  students  in  Belize  on  next  visit  
  12. 12. Belize  Open  Source  -­‐  Sustainable  Development  and  EWB  chapters   We  support    three  EWB  chapters  working  in  northern  Belize   •  Cleveland  State  University,  August  Pine  Ridge   •  Iowa  State  University,  Trinidad:  fruit  dryers,  water   filters,  science  lab   •  Lamar  University,  Chunox:  restroom  facility   •  Texas  A&M,  San  Mateo  on  Ambergris  Caye:  newly   approved,  water  supply  -­‐  Coyle  reviewed  their   applicaSon  and  is  in  touch  with  them  to  collaborate   and  support  them   The  focus  of  this  talk  is  the  EWB  Cleveland  State  University   August  Pine  Ridge  classroom  building  project  which  is  nearly   complete  
  13. 13. Where  is  Belize?  
  14. 14. Belize  closer  up   •  Belize  is  small:  About  175  miles,   north-­‐south,  by  80  miles  wide   •  It  has  diverse  land  regions:  cayes,   beaches,  tropical  rain  forests,    caves   with  rivers  running  into  them,   mountain  pine  ridge,  and  savannahs   (where  we  are)   •  Belize  is  small  enough  and   transportaSon  is  good  enough  that  a   stop  at  Belize  Open  Source  can  be   included  as  part  of  your  iSnerary,   along  with  whatever  else  you  choose   to  do  in  Belize   •  If  you  visit  Belize  and  volunteer  with   BOSSD,  a  reasonable  porSon  of  your   trip  expenses  can  be  tax  deducSble  
  15. 15. How  to  get  involved  •  Contact  me:     •  pat@coyles.com   •  Belize  Open  Source:  hhp://belizeopensource.org  •  SFP-­‐EWB:  hhp://ewb-­‐sfp.org/  •  EWB-­‐USA:  hhp://www.ewb-­‐usa.org/   •  Individual  chapters  and  projects  are  accessible  through  the   EWB-­‐USA  website    
  16. 16. …building  partnerships…   16  
  17. 17. …making  friends…   17  
  18. 18. 18  
  19. 19. MeeKng  Rotary  in  Orange  Walk  Belize  
  20. 20. Ferry  
  21. 21. Cafeteria  
  22. 22. Pit  Latrine  Bathrooms  
  23. 23. August Pine Ridge, Belize School Building Update
  24. 24. Cleveland  State  EWB  project   •  The  new  school  building  will  provide  addiSonal  space  for   the  current  overcrowded  school  that  serves  approximately   450  students  and  will  serve  as  a  hurricane  shelter  for  the   general  community   •  A  project-­‐specific  assessment  trip  was  completed  in   May  2010  and  the  floor  plan  for  the  school  was   finalized  and  approved  by  the  community   •  Data  on  building  material  quality  and  availability  was   gathered  along  with  material  prices   •  Detailed  site  soil  samples  were  collected  and  shipped   to  CSU’s  campus  for  laboratory  tests.  Soil   characterisScs  were  incorporated  into  the  school   building’s  foundaSon  design   •  Soil  characterisScs  for  a    leach  field  for  the  school   building’s  sepSc  system  were  evaluated      
  25. 25. Cleveland  State  EWB  (cont.)   •  The  skill  level  of  local  labor  for  construcSon  was  assessed   •  A  Belizean  Civil  Engineering  firm  agreed  to  help  the   chapter  with  construcSon  in  Belize,  paperwork  required   by  the  Central  Building  Authority  (CBA)  to  secure   construcSon  approval  and  building  codes  used  in-­‐country   A  Preliminary  Design  Report  (PDR)  with  all  necessary  design   calculaSons  and  construcSon  documents  was  submihed  to  EWB-­‐ USA  for  review  and  implementaSon  was  approved  
  26. 26. PDR  submihed  for  approval    
  27. 27. Floor  plan  –  classroom  building    
  28. 28. Cleveland  State  EWB  funding   •  The  preliminary  esSmate  for  construcSon,  furnishing  and   ourisng  the  school  was  ~$150k  USD   •  The  community  agreed  to  raise  $100k  in  cash  and/or   in-­‐kind  contribuSons  (including  labor)   •  The  CSU  Chapter  agreed  to  raise  up  to  $50k  (Coyle/ BOSSD  helped  in  modest  amounts)   •  The  community  applied  for  funds  to  the  Belize   Natural  Energy  Trust  (a  fund  organized  by  an  oil   company)  for  $50k  and  to  the  Social  Improvement   Fund  (an  internaSonal  development  fund  in  the   Caribbean)   •  (as  of  early  August,  the  cost  to  date  was  ~$134k,  with   $61k  from  Belize  and  $73k  from  CSU  EWB)   •  ConstrucSon  began  in  April,  2011  and  is  nearly   complete  
  29. 29. Groundbreaking   •  Let’s  watch  the  videos  
  30. 30. Blanca Torres school principal, wrote, “The aerial photo mapping seems veryinteresting. I shared with my children and sisters the images of our village I foundin the link and they just loved them. As I mentioned, I welcome theseopportunities where I can involve my students in new learning experiences. I amvery interested in exposing them through your mapping project. We feel pride inhaving our community appear in internet pages and more if we are involved ingetting those images.

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