Lemelson-MIT:Ethiopia Water Project

$2,216 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 26 months
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Philip Arnold
for Frederick County Public Schools
 FREDERICK, MD

Our class at the Frederick County Career and Technology has been working tirelessly on our most important project thus far on the ongoing Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams project. This project aims to build a water purification system that can be supplied to Ethiopia in order to help with a severe water problem. At the moment the people in the Melka Olba village are traveling miles to the Awash River which is polluted and they are also relying on fresh water brought in by donkeys. With the help of the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam foundation we will be able to construct prototypes and develop our technology so that is it ready to be implemented. While those funds aid us in development of our invention, there are still formidable challenges to overcome. In order to help those in the Melka Olba School we have to not only complete our design but send it to Ethiopia, while this task may at first seem daunting, it is entirely possible with the help of those who believe in the project. Your donation will go towards aiding these children and shipping of our system. With your help, we can not only advance our own education, but aid those in need. Even a small donation can make a difference in the lives of hundreds of children
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We are excited to announce that our team has been selected as a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam and will receive a grant for $9,100 dollars. This will cover the cost of our invention, but we are still looking for funds to travel to MIT and present our invention. Thank you to everyone who has helped us get this far!
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$2,216 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 26 months
Created March 10, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Frederick County Public Schools
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Frederick, MD
EIN: 526000941
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