Oregon State University’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders has initiated a new project in Lela, Kenya. It’s a village of approximately 400 people that need better access to clean water. Residents suffer from unclean water year-round and during the six months of annual drought children must spend hours in search of water instead of attending school. EWB-OSU is committed to help alleviate the burden of inaccessible clean water. The chapter will be implementing their water project within the coming year and are currently in the process of fundraising.
The chapter is hosting a benefit banquet in Portland 6 p.m., Feb. 13, at the Multnomah Arts Center in Portland. The evening will include authentic Kenyan food, live music, and a silent auction of African art. All of the proceeds will go directly towards bringing water to the Lela villagers. The group Chicamarimba will be performing. Ticket prices are $75 individual/ $100 couple.
Tickets may be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/95344 or by phone: (503) 608-0292.