We are happy to report that both our Vanuatu based volunteers, Mark Holden and Sofia Lardies are safe and well. We will continue to monitor the situation in Port Villa and with our partner communities as more information comes to hand.
EWBNZ is not currently seeking support to assist with recovery efforts of our community partners, however we encourage those interested in supporting recovery efforts to donate to official response appeals.
Our thoughts and wishes are with the people of Vanuatu and our community parner organisations.
For urgent enquiries please contact: email@example.com
News Date: Saturday, 14 March, 2015
When: 11 am Sunday 1st March
Where: Kirkwood Room KG07, University of Canterbury
Appropriate Technology refers to the use of people-centred, sustainable and locally controlled technical solutions. The purpose of this event is to develop App Tech workshop resources for use throughout New Zealand, with the aim of engaging our members and promoting discussion of EWBNZ’s role with technology in developing communities. We will be presenting modules on different areas of App Tech and encouraging discussion, feedback and debate.
Everyone is welcome and no prior experience with Appropriate Technology is necessary. Come along and help us shape the future of App Tech for EWBNZ!
News Date: Sunday, 01 March, 2015
One of our placement volunteers, Mark Holden writes an update from Ambrym, Vanuatu:
"For the next 5 months I’m based in the north-east of Ambrym, Vanuatu. My primary role is to monitor the construction of rain water harvesting systems in two villages, Falibeur and Barereo. The systems comprise of new iron clad roofs to collect water which will be piped to a number of tap stands in the village....
News Date: Friday, 09 January, 2015