Belize Open Source ‐ Sustainable Development and          Engineers Without Borders‐USA         Engineers Without Borders ...
Agenda                                     • Overview: Belize Open Source ‐                                       Sustaina...
What is Belize Open Source ‐What is Belize Open Source ‐Sustainable Development?Sustainable Development?  •   Belize Open ...
Activities: Belize Open Source ‐Activities: Belize Open Source ‐Sustainable DevelopmentSustainable Development  •   Donate...
Activities: Belize Open Source ‐Activities: Belize Open Source ‐Sustainable Development (cont.)Sustainable Development (co...
EWB‐USA vision and missionAgenda                         • Updates and status: Belize Open                                ...
EWB USA GrowthEWB‐USA Growth     2000 8 Members 8 Members 1 Chapter  1 Project 1 Project                       2011       ...
EWB‐SFP Nation’s 1st Professional Chapter    S    a o s         o ess o a    ap e                     • Established in 200...
EWB SFP Projects and LocationsEWB‐SFP Projects and Locations                 Kenya           Water Supply                 ...
EWB SFP Project Process and EWB‐SFP Project Process andCommitment •   All projects have a non‐governmental organization (N...
What s the connection?What’s the connection?  •   Coyle is founder and a Director of Belize Open Source ‐      Sustainable...
Belize Open Source ‐ Sustainable Belize Open Source ‐ SustainableDevelopment and EWB chaptersDevelopment and EWB chapters ...
Where is Belize?Where is Belize?
Belize up closeBelize up close                  •   Belize is small: About 175 miles,                       north‐south, b...
How to get involvedHow to get involved•   Contact me:     • pat@coyles.com    • Belize Open Source: http://belizeopensourc...
Iowa State University
Iowa State University                  Iowa State UniversityKyle Vanice, chapter president, wrote:In regards to our progra...
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Our partner community and institutionOur partner community and institution                                        Trinidad...
ActivitiesProjects: • Build and test three solar driers for three primary   schools • Create construction, operation, and ...
School Garden and NutritionSchool Garden and Nutrition
Future Direction: Chemistry ProgramFuture Direction: Chemistry ProgramNeeds: ‐ Experiments that don’t require special chem...
Solar Fruit Dryer      Fruit Dryer
Trinidad: TownTrinidad: Town Sign
Meeting Rotary in Orange Walk BelizeMeeting Rotary in Orange Walk Belize
Next StepsNext StepsContinued and proposed projects: • Coordinate with Humana‐Belize (NGO) for seeds and local resources f...
Lamar University, village of ChunoxLamar University village of Chunoxin the Corozol District updatein the Corozol District...
About Lamar                University Chapter• Established in 2008• Consists of over 20 current members• Started our first...
 We have raised about $20,000 so farforf our trip.iAwarded $16,962 from EWB-USA/Boeing for Restroom and Onsite       gWa...
LocationOfficial Address:St. Viator High School1.5 mi. beyond Chunox VillageChunox – Sarteneja Road                  jP.O....
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St. Viator Vocational High SchoolSt Viator Vocational High School
Cafeteria
Water Supply                               pp y• Water line from Chunox • Chunox uses reverse osmosis on community water• ...
Pit Latrine BathroomsPit Latrine Bathrooms
Randy Nelson, project lead, wrote, Wed be happy to work with you and share information and experiencesin Belize as our pro...
Texas A&M University; San Mateo Texas A&M University; San Mateo•   San Mateo is an impoverished community, listed by the B...
San Mateo
August Pine Ridge, Belize            RidgeSchool Building Update
Cleveland State EWB projectCleveland State EWB project  •   The new school building provides additional space for the     ...
Cleveland State EWB (cont.)Cleveland State EWB (cont )  •   The skill level of local labor for construction was assessed  ...
PDR submitted for approval PDR submitted for approval
Floor plan – classroom building Floor plan – classroom building
Cleveland State EWB fundingCleveland State EWB funding  •   The preliminary estimate for construction, furnishing and     ...
Groundbreaking  •   Let’s watch videos of the groundbreaking celebration
Blanca Torres wrote, “The aerial photo mapping seems very interesting. I sharedwith my children and sisters the images of ...
Cleveland State EWB updateCleveland State EWB update  •   Rich Obratil wrote, one of the classrooms is in use at the      ...
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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, 11/30 & 12/1-2/11 at LLNL(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 Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB‐USA) in northern Belize Patrick Coyle, EWB‐SFP; Belize Open Source ‐ S t i bl D lP t i k C l EWB SFP B li O S Sustainable Development t for LLNL‐ 11/30, 12/1‐2/2011
  2. 2. Agenda • Overview: Belize Open Source ‐ Sustainable Development • Overview: • Engineers Without Borders‐ USA (EWB‐USA) • Engineers Without Borders — San Francisco Professional  Chapter (EWB‐SFP)  Chapter (EWB SFP) • Status update: Four EWB chapter  projects in northern Belize projects in northern Belize• Belize Open Source 40‐acre site  • New classroom building in  looking toward August Pine  Ridge village Rid ill August Pine Ridge  August Pine Ridge • Belize photos
  3. 3. What is Belize Open Source ‐What is Belize Open Source ‐Sustainable Development?Sustainable Development? • Belize Open Source ‐ Sustainable Development, as a  501(c)(3) non‐profit,  • promotes environmentally and socially sustainable promotes environmentally and socially sustainable  development • invites collaboration on an open source approach to  p pp develop and participate 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 chapters on projects
  4. 4. Activities: Belize Open Source ‐Activities: Belize Open Source ‐Sustainable DevelopmentSustainable Development • Donated prior year HOME donations of $500 to three  EWB chapters – Google matched donations with $500 to  EWB chapters Google matched donations with $500 to EWB‐USA • From time before last’s HOME pledges donated p g • $500 to emergency construction of a new septic tank  for Muffles College in Orange Walk, Belize • $$500 to three chapters – Google, other EWB‐USA  partners matched the donations  • $500 to August Pine Ridge school for a public address $500 to August Pine Ridge school for a public address  system
  5. 5. Activities: Belize Open Source ‐Activities: Belize Open Source ‐Sustainable Development (cont.)Sustainable Development (cont.) • Last November, updated at LLNL about BOSSD and three  EWB chapters working in Belize and received pledges of  EWB chapters working in Belize and received pledges of nearly $2.8k ‐ allocating in 2011 and 2012 • Donated $500 to August Pine Ridge school ‐ teachers  $ g g texts and filing cabinet for new classrooms • Donated $1.5k to four EWB chapters, will be matched • Raised ~$2.8k for the first visitors’ accommodations at  $ our 40‐acre place to house the CSU EWB teams during  their visits to construct new classroom building in August  their visits to construct new classroom building in August Pine Ridge • Seeking US Rotary club to partner with Belize Orange  g y p g Walk Rotary and the CSU EWB August Pine Ridge project • Developing programs to use the Belize property
  6. 6. EWB‐USA vision and missionAgenda • Updates and status: Belize Open  Our Vision is a  Source ‐ Sustainable Development world in which  • Engineers Without Borders‐USA  all communities  (EWB‐USA) have the  • Engineers Without Borders — San  p y capacity to meet  Francisco Professional Chapter  F i P f i l Ch (EWB‐SFP)  their basic  human needs  • Updates and status: Three EWB Updates and status: Three EWB  chapter projects in northern Belize Supports community drivenBelize photos programs • Belize photos Supports community‐driven development programs  development• Road past Belize Open Source  worldwide through the design and implementation of  40‐acre site  toward August Pine  sustainable engineering projects, while fostering  sustainable engineering projects while fostering Ridge village Rid ill responsible leadership 
  7. 7. EWB USA GrowthEWB‐USA Growth 2000 8 Members 8 Members 1 Chapter  1 Project 1 Project 2011 12,000 Members 250+ Chapters  p 350+ Projects
  8. 8. EWB‐SFP Nation’s 1st Professional Chapter S a o s o ess o a ap e • Established in 2004 Established in 2004 • 150+ active volunteers •6i f t t infrastructure projects j t • 5 Appropriate Technology  Design Team (A.T.D.T)  projects • Executive Committee and  support committees  provide chapter  management, fundraising,  and publicity
  9. 9. EWB SFP Projects and LocationsEWB‐SFP Projects and Locations Kenya Water Supply El Salvador  Water & Sanitation,  plastic recycling Fiji  Water System Ghana & West  Cashew Waste Utilization Africa Guatemala Wind Turbine Haiti y Community Health Clinic  and Solar Power Honduras Bridge Construction &  Water Distribution Water Distribution Nicaragua Composting Toilet Philippines Rock Crusher Tanzania Water Distribution &  Health Clinic
  10. 10. EWB SFP Project Process and EWB‐SFP Project Process andCommitment • 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 • Long‐term infrastructure projects have a minimum 5‐year  L t i f t t j t h i i 5 commitment to the community • Appropriate technology projects vary in length depending  Appropriate technology projects vary in length depending on the requirements of the NGO and community
  11. 11. 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 • Member of  the San Francisco Professional Chapter  (EWB‐SFP)  (EWB SFP) • Serves on EWB‐USA West Coast Technical Advisory Team  and leads monthly team review of project applications and leads monthly team review of project applications • Authored EWB application for August Pine Ridge  Community Improvement Program – the classroom  building by EWB‐Cleveland State is substantially   complete • Presented at EWB Regional Workshops and EWB  Presented at EWB Regional Workshops and EWB International on “Simple, Inexpensive Aerial Photography  Mapping with Balloons or Kites and planning workshops Mapping with Balloons or Kites” and planning workshops  with students in Belize on next visit
  12. 12. Belize Open Source ‐ Sustainable Belize Open Source ‐ SustainableDevelopment and EWB chaptersDevelopment and EWB chapters • We support  four EWB chapters working in northern  Belize • Cleveland State University, August Pine Ridge y, • Iowa State University, Trinidad • Lamar University, Chunox in the Corozol District • Texas A&M, San Mateo on Ambergris Caye • Coyle reviewed their application 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  substantially complete and in use
  13. 13. Where is Belize?Where is Belize?
  14. 14. Belize up closeBelize up close • Belize is small: About 175 miles,  north‐south, by 80 miles wide h h b l d • It has diverse land regions: cayes, a  barrier reef, beaches, tropical rain  forests, caves with rivers running  into them, mountain pine ridge, and  ( savannahs (where we are) ) • Belize is small enough and  transportation is good enough that a  stop at Belize Open Source can be  stop at Belize Open Source can be included as part of your itinerary,  along with whatever else you choose  to do in Belize to do in Belize • If you visit Belize and volunteer with  BOSSD, a reasonable portion of your  trip expenses can be tax deductible i b d d ibl
  15. 15. How to get involvedHow to get involved• Contact me:  • pat@coyles.com • Belize Open Source: http://belizeopensource.org• SFP‐EWB: http://ewb‐sfp.org/ SFP EWB htt // b f /• EWB‐USA: http://www.ewb‐usa.org/ • Individual chapters and projects are accessible through the Individual chapters and projects are accessible through the  EWB‐USA website 
  16. 16. Iowa State University
  17. 17. Iowa State University Iowa State UniversityKyle Vanice, chapter president, wrote:In regards to our program in Belize, unfortunately we are still having littleluck finding needs in Trinidad for our next project. Matt, our Belize director,has contacted the principle of the local school and he replied with the fsame requests (community gardens, dock, etc.). As you are aware, theseare still a bit out of our scope.That being said, we have been discussing sending a group of studentsdown as individuals and not as an EWB sponsored team. This would be towork in a community service type capacity. Your offer to have us stay at capacityBelize Open Source and volunteer our time is something wed like toconsider. We would definitely like to continue working with the country ofBelize if it at all possible. Maybe Ill catch you on g-chat soon and we can possible I lldiscuss it further.
  18. 18. …building  b ldppartnerships… p 18
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  21. 21. Our partner community and institutionOur partner community and institution Trinidad Kings College
  22. 22. ActivitiesProjects: • Build and test three solar driers for three primary schools • Create construction, operation, and maintenance , p , plans for drier • Construct town sign and school sign in Trinidad • Assess feeding program and school garden for Kings College • Initiate contact and assess needs at Kings College • Assess two stove designs determine cooking designs, needs • Hygiene education – clean handsCultural Experience
  23. 23. School Garden and NutritionSchool Garden and Nutrition
  24. 24. Future Direction: Chemistry ProgramFuture Direction: Chemistry ProgramNeeds: ‐ Experiments that don’t require special chemicals h d ’ l h l‐ More space‐ Better equipment Better equipment
  25. 25. Solar Fruit Dryer Fruit Dryer
  26. 26. Trinidad: TownTrinidad: Town Sign
  27. 27. Meeting Rotary in Orange Walk BelizeMeeting Rotary in Orange Walk Belize
  28. 28. Next StepsNext StepsContinued and proposed projects: • Coordinate with Humana‐Belize (NGO) for seeds and local resources for  tools to equip Kings College for school garden  g g • 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 in Orange Walk to expand Solar Dryer project Coordinate with Rotary in Orange Walk to expand Solar Dryer project 
  29. 29. Lamar University, village of ChunoxLamar University village of Chunoxin the Corozol District updatein the Corozol District update • Implement a restroom facility for the St. Viatore vocational  high school high school • Performed test to determine water quality, soil type, soil  p percolation, water table, land survey (for a percolation  , , y( p 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 • Currently working on alternatives Analysis: our preferred Currently working on alternatives Analysis: our preferred  alternative is a standard flush toilet. The effluent waste will  be treated by a percolation field y p
  30. 30. About Lamar University Chapter• Established in 2008• Consists of over 20 current members• Started our first project in 2009• Traveled to Belize for the first time in 2010• Will be traveling to Belize this summer for implementation.• Our plan is to have our total project ready for submission January 2012 and travel in May 2012 2012.
  31. 31.  We have raised about $20,000 so farforf our trip.iAwarded $16,962 from EWB-USA/Boeing for Restroom and Onsite gWastewater Treatment Project We are trying at raising another$6,000$6 000 to help pay for members totravel to informational workshops togain the training they need. Design for the project we have isalmost completed, we just need tofinish the final design stages in orderto submit it for approval.
  32. 32. LocationOfficial Address:St. Viator High School1.5 mi. beyond Chunox VillageChunox – Sarteneja Road jP.O. Box 330Corozal Town
  33. 33. Ferry y
  34. 34. St. Viator Vocational High SchoolSt Viator Vocational High School
  35. 35. Cafeteria
  36. 36. Water Supply pp y• Water line from Chunox • Chunox uses reverse osmosis on community water• There is no water filtration on site• Supplies Cafeteria• School Well, pond• Supplies shower, animals, and crops
  37. 37. Pit Latrine BathroomsPit Latrine Bathrooms
  38. 38. Randy Nelson, project lead, wrote, Wed be happy to work with you and share information and experiencesin Belize as our project develops.To iT give you an update on our project, we are currently preparing for an d t j t tl i fassessment trip to San Mateo in January.We expect that we will be working with the community to develop asource of fresh water, but were keeping a somewhat open mind sincethis will be our first trip.Our tentative schedule is to try to complete our first project by nextChristmas, but that is very much dependent on this first assessmenttrip. Welltrip We ll be better able to give you a timeline once we get back. backAs for fundraising, we are trying to raise $20,000 for the implementationnext year. Im attac e t yea attaching a few photos of the community, a d I ca se d g e p otos o t e co u ty, and can sendmore if youd like.
  39. 39. Texas A&M University; San Mateo Texas A&M University; San Mateo• San Mateo is an impoverished community, listed by the Belize  Red Cross as the most impoverished/at risk community in the  d h h d/ k h country• The land in actuality is a tidal estuary densely populated with  The land in actuality is a tidal estuary densely populated with mangroves, which is more often than not under several feet of  water• Approximately 150‐180 “homes” exist in San Mateo on stilts  with no running water, electricity or sanitation. Each “home” is  reached by walking a series of elevated “London bridges,” a  h db lki i f l d “L d b id ” precarious system of scrap lumber walkways generally no  wider than 22 with no handrails wider than 22” with no handrails• The community is in desperate need of affordable, potable  running water, development of a sanitation system, pathway  improvement, roadways, and a land fill, among other needs.  EWB‐USA, TAMU intends to undertake some of these projects
  40. 40. San Mateo
  41. 41. August Pine Ridge, Belize RidgeSchool Building Update
  42. 42. Cleveland State EWB projectCleveland State EWB project • The new school building provides additional space for the  current overcrowded school that serves approximately 450  d d h l h l students and will serve as a hurricane shelter for the  general community general community • A project‐specific assessment trip was completed in  May 2010 and the floor plan for the school was  y p finalized and approved by the community • Data on building material quality and availability was  gathered along with material prices h d l ih i l i • Detailed site soil samples were collected and shipped  to CSU s campus for laboratory tests. Soil  to CSU’s campus for laboratory tests Soil characteristics were incorporated into the school  building’s foundation design • Soil characteristics for a  leach field for the school  building’s septic system were evaluated  
  43. 43. Cleveland State EWB (cont.)Cleveland State EWB (cont ) • The skill level of local labor for construction was assessed • 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  A Preliminary Design Report (PDR) with all necessary design calculations and construction documents was submitted to EWB‐ USA for review and implementation was approved p pp
  44. 44. PDR submitted for approval PDR submitted for approval
  45. 45. Floor plan – classroom building Floor plan – classroom building
  46. 46. Cleveland State EWB fundingCleveland State EWB funding • The preliminary estimate for construction, furnishing and  outfitting the school was ~$150k USD f h h l $ k • The community agreed to raise $100k in cash and/or  in‐kind contributions (including labor) in‐kind contributions (including labor) • The CSU Chapter agreed to raise up to $50k  ( y (Coyle/BOSSD helped in modest amounts) p ) • 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  ) f $50k d h S i lI Fund (an international development fund in the  Caribbean) • (as of early August, the cost to date was ~$134k, with  $61k from Belize and $73k from CSU EWB) • Construction began in April, 2011 and is substantially  complete – one classroom is in use
  47. 47. Groundbreaking • Let’s watch videos of the groundbreaking celebration
  48. 48. Blanca Torres wrote, “The aerial photo mapping seems very interesting. I sharedwith my children and sisters the images of our village I found in the link and they ith hild d i t th i f ill f d i th li k d thjust loved them. As I mentioned, I welcome these opportunities where I caninvolve my students in new learning experiences. I am very interested inexposing them through your mapping project. We feel pride in having our projectcommunity appear in internet pages and more if we are involved in getting thoseimages.
  49. 49. Cleveland State EWB updateCleveland State EWB update • Rich Obratil wrote, one of the classrooms is in use at the  , moment, its nice to hear some of the students referring  to the building as "beautiful” • The Social Investment Fund (SIF) has donated everything  but labor for the computer lab so we have started to  paint the computer room today paint the computer room today • The estimate to completely finish the school, is about  BZ$65k (US$32.5k) ‐ BNE Charitable Trust is looking over  $ ( $ ) g the estimate and will let us know how much they will  provide, right now they have committed to BZ$15k and  the Ministry of  Education BZ$5k  $ • An inauguration for the building might be in mid‐March • The chapter is beginning to gather resources to begin  The chapter is beginning to gather resources to begin designing for the water project

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