EWB prize photoThe United States Engineers Without Borders organization has named Princeton’s EWB chapter a 2013 Premier Project winner for its library project in Ashaiman, Ghana. In the summer of 2011, five students from Princeton Engineers Without Borders traveled to Ashaiman, to finish the construction of a community library. This trip was the culmination of a three-year project to provide the area with improved education and digital resources. The finished structure is now fully operational and open to the public. The library features electric lighting and fans, 37 netbooks and a charging station, and more than 7,000 labeled and catalogued books. This video by Jeremy Blair chronicles the group’s final visit. The travel team members were Buse Aktas ’14, Jeremy Blair ’13, Cole Freeman ’14, Elizabeth O’Grady ’13, and Akhil Reddy ’13.

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