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Belize Open Source - Sustainable Development and Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) in northern Belize – projects overview and photos
Presented by Pat Coyle, 11/24/10 at LLNL

Belize Open Source - Sustainable Development and Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) in northern Belize – projects overview and photos
Presented by Pat Coyle, 11/24/10 at LLNL

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  1. 1. Belize Open Source  Sustainable Development and  Belize Open Source ‐ Sustainable Development and Engineers Without Borders‐USA (EWB‐USA) in northern Belize (EWB USA) in northern Belize  Patrick Coyle, EWB‐SFP; Belize Open Source ‐ Sustainable Development November 24, 2010
  2. 2. Agenda g • Status update: Belize Open Source  ‐ Sustainable Development Sustainable Development • Overview: • Engineers Without Borders‐ USA (EWB‐USA) • Engineers Without Borders — San Francisco Professional  San Francisco Professional Chapter (EWB‐SFP)  p p • Status update: Three EWB chapter  projects in northern Belize • Belize Open Source 40‐acre site  • Belize photos g g looking toward August Pine  Ridge village
  3. 3. What is Belize Open Source  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 p • invites collaboration on an open source approach to  develop and participate in a land‐based learning and  community outreach center on a working farm on 40 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. Update: Belize Open Source  Update: Belize Open Source ‐ Sustainable Development • Donated prior year HOME donations of $500 to the three  EWB chapters – Google matched donations with $500 to  EWB‐USA EWB USA • From last year’s HOME pledges (~$1.8k with LLNS match) • Donated $500 to emergency construction of a new  septic tank for Muffles College in Orange Walk, Belize • Will donate $500 to the three chapters • Will donate $500 to August Pine Ridge – project  $ g g p j scoping in progress • Balance – scoping in progress • Working to make US Rotary club connection to fund raise  Working to make US Rotary club connection to fund raise for the Cleveland State EWB August Pine Ridge project • Developing programs to use the Belize property
  5. 5. EWB‐USA vision and mission Agenda g • Updates and status: Belize Open  Our Vision is a  Source  Sustainable Development Source ‐ Sustainable Development world in which  world in which • Engineers Without Borders‐USA  all communities  (EWB‐USA) have the  have the • Engineers Without Borders — San  capacity to meet  Francisco Professional Chapter  (EWB SFP)  (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 implementation of  g 40‐acre site  toward August Pine  sustainable engineering projects, while fostering  Ridge village responsible leadership 
  6. 6. Growth 2000 8 Members 1 Chapter  1 Chapter 1 Project 2010 12,000 Members 250 Ch 250+ Chapters  350+ Projects
  7. 7. EWB‐SFP Nation’s 1st Professional Chapter • Established in 2004 • 100 active volunteers • 5 infrastructure projects • 5 Appropriate Technology  Design Team (A.T.D.T)  projects j t • Executive Committee &  support committees  support committees provide chapter  management, fundraising,  management, fundraising, and publicity
  8. 8. EWB‐SFP Projects and Locations j Afghanistan Farming Trellis El S l d Salvador  Water & Sanitation W t & S it ti Fiji  Water System Ghana & West  Cashew Waste Utilization Africa Guatemala Wind Turbine Haiti Community Health Clinic  and Solar Power Honduras Bridge Construction &  Water Distribution Nicaragua Composting Toilet Philippines Rock Crusher Rock Crusher Tanzania Water Distribution &  Health Clinic
  9. 9. Project Process and Commitment j • All projects have a non‐governmental organization (NGO)  partner acting as a liaison to the community partner acting as a liaison to the community • Three project phases: 1. Assessment 2. Design and Implementation 3. Monitoring and Evaluation g • Long‐term infrastructure projects have a minimum 5‐year  commitment to the community commitment to the community • Appropriate technology projects vary in length depending  on the requirements of the NGO & community
  10. 10. What s the connection? What’s the connection? • Coyle is founder and a Director of Belize Open Source ‐ Sustainable Development, a 501(c)(3) non profit Sustainable Development, a 501(c)(3) non‐profit • Member of  the San Francisco Professional Chapter  (EWB‐SFP)  • Member of EWB‐USA West Coast Technical Advisory  M b f EWB USA W t C t T h i l Ad i Team – leads monthly team review of project  applications • Authored EWB application for August Pine Ridge ‐ Community Improvement Program; being implemented  by EWB‐Cleveland State by EWB Cleveland State • Presented at EWB Regional Workshop on “Simple,  Inexpensive Aerial Photography Mapping with Balloons  or Kites” and how it could benefit a chapter's project or Kites” and how it could benefit a chapter's project • poster and demo at EWB International in March, ‘11
  11. 11. August Pine Ridge, Belize School Building Update
  12. 12. Cleveland State EWB update Cleveland State EWB update • The school building will provide additional space for the  current overcrowded school that serves approximately 450  current overcrowded school that serves approximately 450 students from the community and will serve as a hurricane  shelter for the general community • A A more project‐specific assessment trip was completed  j t ifi tt i l t d 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 Detailed site soil samples were collected and shipped  to CSU’s campus for laboratory tests. Soil  characteristics were incorporated into the school  building’s foundation design building’s foundation design • Soil characteristics for a  leach field for the school  building’s septic system were evaluated  
  13. 13. Cleveland State EWB update (cont.) Cleveland State EWB update (cont.) • The skill level of local labor for construction was assessed • A Belizean Civil Engineering firm agreed to help the  A Belizean Civil Engineering firm agreed to help the chapter with construction in Belize, paperwork required  by the Central Building Authority (CBA) to secure  construction approval and building codes used in‐country A Preliminary Design Report (PDR) with all necessary design  calculations and construction documents has been submitted to  EWB‐USA for review and implementation approval  f d l l
  14. 14. PDR submitted for approval  PDR submitted for approval
  15. 15. Cleveland State EWB funding Cleveland State EWB funding • The preliminary estimate for construction, furnishing and  outfitting the school is  $150k USD outfitting the school is ~$150k USD • The community agreed to raise $100k in cash and/or  in‐kind contributions (including labor) • The CSU Chapter agreed to raise up to $50k, which  they feel they can achieve (Coyle/BOSSD is helping) • The community has applied for funds to the Belize  y pp Natural Energy Trust (a fund organized by an oil  company) for $50k and to the Social Improvement  Fund (an international development fund in the Fund (an international development fund in the  Caribbean) • The intent is to begin construction in Belize in March,  2011
  16. 16. March 2010 March 2010 Iowa State University 30 March 2010
  17. 17. …building  building partnerships… 21
  18. 18. …making friends… 22
  19. 19. 23
  20. 20. BELIZE 2010 BELIZE 2010 24
  21. 21. Belize Spring Break: March 14-21 Travelers: Dr. Laura Jarboe, Tom Cooper, Nate Johnson, Joyce Lock, Matt Montalbano, Josh Phipps, Courtney Polk, Kavita Rodgers 25
  22. 22. Our partner community and institution Our partner community and institution Trinidad Kings College
  23. 23. Activities Projects: • Build and test three solar driers for three primary p y schools • Create construction, operation, and maintenance plans for drier • Construct town sign and school sign in Trinidad • Assess feeding program and school garden for Kings College • I iti t contact and assess needs at Ki Initiate t t d d t Kings C ll College • Assess two stove designs, determine cooking needs • Hygiene education – clean hands Cultural Experience
  24. 24. School Garden and Nutrition School Garden and Nutrition
  25. 25. Future Direction: Chemistry Program Future Direction: Chemistry Program Needs:  Needs: ‐ Experiments that don’t require special chemicals ‐ More space ‐ Better equipment
  26. 26. Solar Fruit Dryer Fruit Dryer
  27. 27. Trinidad: Town Trinidad: Town Sign
  28. 28. Cook Stoves Cook Stoves
  29. 29. Meeting Rotary International in Belize Meeting Rotary International in Belize
  30. 30. Next Steps Next Steps Continued and proposed projects: • Coordinate with Humana‐Belize (NGO) for seeds and local resources for  ( ) tools to equip Kings College for school garden  • Create a textbook drive for Kings College  • Assess and initiate stove program business (30‐50 stoves / week) • Design and construct bus stop for Trinidad Village • Coordinate with Rotary International Club in Orange Walk to expand Solar  Dryer project  Potential next trip: Thanksgiving break Fall 2010
  31. 31. Lamar University, village of Chunox Lamar University, village of Chunox in the Corozol District update • Implement a restroom facility for the St. Viatore vocational  high school Performed test to determine water quality, soil type, soil  • Performed test to determine water quality soil type soil percolation, water table, land survey (for a percolation  field), located a site for the bathrooms • Formed Memorandum of Understanding with the school – • we will provide materials and design • the school will provide labor, some lodging and meals p , g g • Currently working on alternatives Analysis: our preferred  alternative is a standard flush toilet. The effluent waste will  be treated by a percolation field. be treated by a percolation field • Estimated need ~$20k; secured ~$3k in funding so far • Implementation trip planned this summer
  32. 32. Location Official Address: St. Viator High School St. Viator High School 1.5 mi. beyond Chunox Village Chunox – Sarteneja Road P.O. Box 330 Corozal Town
  33. 33. Ferry
  34. 34. St. Viator Vocational High School St. Viator Vocational High School
  35. 35. Cafeteria
  36. 36. Water Supply • Water line from Chunox  • Chunox uses reverse osmosis on  community water • There is no water filtration on site e e s o wate t at o o s te • Supplies Cafeteria • School Well  pond School Well, pond • Supplies shower, animals, and crops
  37. 37. Pit Latrine Bathrooms Pit Latrine Bathrooms
  38. 38. How to get involved How to get involved • belizeopensource.org • Contact me:  pat@coyles.com or coyle1@llnl.gov • pat@coyles com or coyle1@llnl gov • Belize Open Source and SFP‐EWB are accessible through the  HOME list of agencies • EWB‐USA, individual chapters and projects are accessible  through the EWB‐USA website 
  39. 39. Belize photos Belize photos • Emphasis is on a February ’10 circuit from: • Belize City to the Mountain Pine Ridge, San Ignatio and  Spanish Lookout   Spanish Lookout • North to Orange Walk Town to August Pine Ridge • Back to Belize City with stop to look at fish farming at Sand  Hill

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