INTERESTED IN STARTING A NEW PROJECT WITH EWB-SRI LANKA?

 

EWBSL is an organization which dedicates its support on helping communities by implementation of appropriate engineering projects. We attempt in changing the society, working together with the community to achieve innovative, creative, sustainable and long-lasting solutions. If you wish to join us in supporting the need, in a creative and an innovative way, you are welcome in introducing a project proposal for the people in need.

Prior to the project proposal, we expect a brief description, of about 200 words, which provides us with a brief summary on the introducing project. Your project proposal should not be more than 5 pages long (per proposal) and include the following information.

   
(i) Description of the problem (e.g. type, impact, location)
(ii) Scale (e.g. how large is the affected community or area)

(iii)

Details of the proposed solution
(iv) Description of the science behind the proposed solution
(v) Description of the engineering which is expected would be needed to create the solution
(vi)  Discussion on how easy it would be to transfer this solution to other communities which can benefit from it
(vii) The level of commitment the applicant can make to the project and level of support he/she expects from EWB - Sri Lanka
   
GETTING IT MOVING……….  
 
The following 4 steps will guide you through the project proposal review process.
STEP 1 – PROJECT PROPOSAL REVIEWING CRITERIA
 

If a project to be succeeded, the target community should be highly benefitted and the project should be highly organized and motivated. The communities are aware of their needs and resources; therefore they should get the best out of what we offer.  Project proposal should include contact details of partners if there are any, for an existing community-based project and if possible, the community contact information (e-mail and/or phone number).

The Project ownership must lie within the community and the proposed project should facilities the target community. EWBSL does not provide cash donations to communities. Therefore the project must demonstrate financial sustainability. This project must demonstrate the ability of the community to maintain projects once the projects have been implemented. In addition, it is the communities’ responsibility to maintain the project once it is completed.

The project must tally EWBSL vision and mission. The project must lie within a reasonable scope to be realistically developed and completed by a group of engineering volunteers. The project must be openly accessible to all members within the target community regardless of their race and religion. It should benefit the society in the long run.

 
STEP 2 - PROJECT PROPOSAL REVIEWING DURATION
 

Project proposals are reviewed by a Reviewing Committee, starting from the 1st day of submission. Once your project proposal goes into the reviewing process the committee will be given a decision in roughly 4-6 weeks time.

Completed project proposals can be submitted to projects@ewb-sl.org

 

STEP 3 – APPROVAL OF THE PROJECT PROPOSAL

  Once your project is approved, it will be posted on our EWB website and be available for amendments and comments by our students and professionals. The amount of time it takes to practically reach the project may vary greatly, with the location, time and the resources available.
 
STEP 4 - MOVING FORWARD AFTER THE PROJECT APPROVAL
 

After your project has been officially adopted, EWBSL will begin working out the details in it. EWBSL will accustom with community, amend a community needs assessment, and assemble technical data.

Depending on the results we may choose to continue the future proceedings. EWBSL will persist to visit the community for further implementations and assessments.