Scott Wilson to build Kenyan sand dam
Volunteers will build clean water project for African tribal community
Eighteen volunteers from engineering consultancy Scott Wilson will help build a sand dam in Africa, which will provide regular and clean water for a tribal communtiy.
The initiative was brought about by the firm’s registered charity Scott Wilson Millennium Project and work will begin in Kenya next month.
“This will be an intensive two week volunteer assignment in harsh conditions to help the Akamba tribe get water. We may face some engineering challenges due to limited supply and availability of local materials. Therefore, we should take into account the local skill base and materials whilst assisting in the construction of the dam,” said Hussain Saberi, a recent graduate, who joined Scott Wilson in March.
“Thanks to our head of department, Mark Ainger, for supporting me on this, and for giving me the opportunity to apply the foundations learnt from my work experience with Scott Wilson and university studies, to help assist communities in need.”
The project will also introduce sustainable farming practices including soil management, orchards and a seed bank.