In July 2012, a group of Oregon State University students traveled to the small village of Lela, Kenya with the goal of helping the community gain access to safe water. Kel Wer ("to bring song" in the native Dholuo language) is a film that tells the story of their journey, the challenges they faced and the incredibly welcoming and resilient people they met along the way.
This 30-minute documentary is an ideal length for screening in a classroom setting, and it poses questions and prompts discussion about topics including climate, culture and careers in engineering.
EWB-OSU is the Oregon State University student chapter of EWB-USA, a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing international communities to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing responsible engineering students.
Oregon State University is the state’s leading public research institution. OSU students, faculty and alumni form a community of problem solvers who are committed to making a difference in the world on a local level, and around the globe. One of only two land-, sun-, sea- and space-grant universities in the nation, Oregon State University’s historic main campus is located in Corvallis, with other campuses, research offices and outreach programs in Bend, Newport, Portland, Astoria and throughout the state.