Q&A: Professional volunteering through the eyes of Matt Lillis

Matt was one of EWB's professional volunteer engineers who helped manage the WAWAN project. As Assistant project manager, Matt was also a great mentor, here are few details from Matt's stay on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu!

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Q&A with Gina Yukich: 'The best experience I could get to prepare me for the professional world'

Gina was one of EWB's volunteer engineers who helped manage the Wawan project from New Zealand and had the opportunity to travel Tonga for the Pacific Water Conference. One of EWB's hard working and passionate volunteers, here are a few details from Gina's journey!

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New Volunteering Opportunity!

EWBNZ are seeking an Intermediate level Engineer to provide project management for future projects in Vanuatu!

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The WAWAN project reaps success!

In partnership with Rotary and the local council, EWBNZ has now completed the WAWAN project! 

To summarize our success:
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Gina Yukich represents EWB at the Pacific Water Conference in Tonga

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EWBer Gina Yukich recently returned from representing EWB in Tonga at the Pacific Water Conference.The Pacific Water Conference is a important annual event for water services and government departments involved in water delivery in Pacific nations.
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Two Rainwater Harvesting Structures Completed in Vanuatu!

Kyle writes about the construction progress in Ambrym, Vanutau:

 

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Kyle Update 4

Our placement volunteer, Kyle in Vanuatu writes:

It has been a busy few weeks here in Vanuatu. I took a short trip back to the capital Port Vila to procure more materials and organize future shipments. I can confirm that this process is slow and extremely challenging!!  However I ended up winning and came back to Ambrym with a ship full of materials.

 

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First foundations poured for the Wawan project

With the recent arrival of our materials, construction has begun on the rainwater harvesting structures for the Wawan project in North East Ambrym, Vanuatu!

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Kyle Update 3

With the arrival of our materials last week we have begun construction on two project sites. The villagers and myself got stuck right into digging foundations, cutting box framework and mixing/pouring cement by hand.

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Kyle Update 2

Hooray, I made it!

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