Rotary Club of Gibsons

 
Dec. 3 Thursday at Rotary regular meeting, Mike Kang presented an overview of the work Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is doing in Malawi to help improve access to clean water and sanitation. Mike is the son of our Rotarian Manjit Kang - Director of International Service
 
Mike indicated EWB is working strategically with local district governments to help them improve their own ability to address issues with access to clean water in rural areas. This is being done by enabling them to make better decisions for water access with computer mapping of areas where it's not working, and improving their human capacity through leadership development, technical training and enabling access to affordable spare parts for the infrastructure. Mike Kang is an engineering graduate from UBC. Mike started his work with Engineers Without Borders four years ago at the UBC chapter, and after having been President of the chapter in 2007-2008, he went overseas to work with the Malawi water and sanitation program. Mike is now the Co-Director of the "Building Institutions and Leadership in Districts" component of the Malawian program, and is particularly interested in how local leadership applies to Malawi's development. Mike and his team believe that passionate people with the right attitude can make great progress in development if they work side by side with local people. To learn more about what Mike is doing in Malawi, please check out this link: http://opportunity.ewb.ca/page/outreach/view/cleanwater/mjskang2 or send him an email at: