International Humanitarian Capstone Design
Help Virginia Tech students bring their creativity and talent to communities in developing countries that need it. For years, the International Humanitarian Capstone Design program has brought undergraduates in mechanical engineering and other fields to countries in Africa and Latin America. Students have designed well-pumping systems, neonatal incubators, and other community-driven projects capable of being sustainably built and maintained locally for years to come. Call it Virginia Tech’s not-so-secret formula–through transformative research and teaching opportunities, Hokies can be a force for positive change in communities around the world while opening up new possibilities and capabilities within themselves.
None of this is possible, however, if they can’t travel to the communities that need them, and that’s where you come in. Next semester, a new team of undergraduates and faculty are planning to travel to Malawi to improve pediatric care and provide clean water; to Peru to help improve healthcare for women and newborns, and to Rwanda to help communities there safely manage their waste. Help the team raise $10,000 to expand Hokies’ horizons and improve the quality of life in communities around the world.