Aidan Matthews ’24


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Project Title

Monitoring and Assessment at Kiburanga Primary School

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We traveled to Migori County, Kenya, as part of the Princeton Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Kenya team. This team has previously designed and implemented rainwater catchment systems in the nearby communities of Komosoko and Muchebe, as well as two solar-powered electric pumps in Kiburanga and Kubweye. During our most recent trip, we monitored and evaluated the pump at Kiburanga to assess its impacts. We addressed concerns through household surveys in the surrounding area, as well as through several meetings with stakeholders and management structures. We also had the opportunity to explore future projects, such as a larger distribution system, through meetings with potential partners and stakeholders. In addition, we were able to visit previous EWB projects and strengthen our relationships with these past partners. We found both the technical and community aspects of the project on this trip to be inspiring and rewarding, and we hope to continue increasing our impact through providing water access.

Internship Year


Project Category

Water and the Environment


Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Princeton Chapter, Kenya - Isebania, Migori County, Kenya


Sigrid Adriaenssens, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University; Mahiri Mwita, Senior Lecturer in Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University; Roger Price, Responsible Engineer in Charge, EWB