The foundation Students4Sustainability (S4S) is a student organization with the goal of motivating TU Delft students to apply innovative technologies in real life, thus facilitating the transition to a more sustainable world. With 100% of the money received from our donators, we give students the opportunity to make a difference by setting up technical projects in developing countries.
We live in a time of large changes: The world population continuously grows, and the climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. Sustainable technologies could provide a way to battle against the consequences hereof.
The mission of S4S is to stimulate sustainability on different levels, on a small scale as well as worldwide. S4S wants to inform and inspire students about the possibilities that sustainable technologies have to offer, by organizing activities such as lectures and workshops. This way, students are challenged to think outside the box and generate new ideas of how their knowledge can be put into practice.
Subsequently, S4S can offer these students the chance to realize their ideas on a global scale in the form of a development project. On the one hand by offering them financial support, on the other hand by sharing experience and knowledge. This way, the growing gap between Western countries and developing countries can be overcome.
On the first day we were warmly welcomed by the employees of Chako. While enjoying a delicacy from The Netherlands called a stroopwafel, we introduced ourselves to the employees of Chako. In the afternoon a local Fundi (Handyman) named Eddie, showed us where we could collect all our parts for the extrusion machine. He showed us the Mlandege Area, this Area is a neighbourhood built from all small stores where every store has his own building specialty (like a painting store, a store with only bricks, an electricity store etc.), similar to a construction market in The Netherlands like a Gamma.
After the first meetings at the MSF (doctors without borders) headquarters in Kenya, the real fun could really begin after we arrived at the Kilifi on the coast.
Team Nosquito has flown off! Today we’ve officially started working in Nairobi, meeting with multiple stakeholders at the office of our partner company.