Engineers Without Borders Launches Ignite Campaign for Togo Project

Donations needed to fund January trip


Members of the School of Engineering

A team of students and faculty from the University of Mississippi chapter of Engineers Without Borders plans to travel to the West African nation of Togo in January 2016 to start its Phase II project, providing clean water to a hospital in Akoumape Village, and you can help!

To contribute, visit the Ignite Ole Miss site at

Togo is a distressed country with a population of approximately 6.7 million people. About half the population lives below the international poverty line. Since 2012, the Ole Miss EWB team has made four trips to Togo and constructed a school building that helps dozens of children in the Hedome Village obtain an education.

The next step of the team’s commitment is to provide water to a children’s hospital, which is being built by another nonprofit organization. The hospital is almost complete but has no source of clean water. The job of EWB-Ole Miss is to drill a well, build two water towers and install a distribution pipe and a public tap stand.

To begin planning and execution of these projects, the EWB-Ole Miss team is going to Togo in January, anticipating a deep-water well installation in the summer of 2016.

To minimize the cost to students, individual fundraising efforts were conducted in the past. For the coming trip, students have initiated a crowdfunding project in hopes of raising money from a larger support base. Your donation of any amount will not only assist an act of humanity, but also enable students to gain an invaluable educational experience.