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.
This is unfortunately the last update from the GO Cargo! project. We are back in the Netherlands with his rain, snow and cold. The last couple weeks were very intens with the finalisation of our project. We had to finish the second prototype and within the same week organise the whole awareness event. Luckily we got a lot of help from our supervisor Adrien and welder Fred for the building the prototype. In that way we could focus more on the event. Keep up the communication with the bands, vendors and helpers and promoting trough the city.
It has already been two weeks since we arrived in the Philippines. The first few days we got adjusted to the local climate and habits of the Filipino. After a weekend in the capital, Manila, we travelled to Macabebe, the project location. We were welcomed with open arms at the Municipality Hall and even got our own office to conduct our research from.
We are back in the cold and rainy Delft after three exciting months in Kenya, living the full experience. We are happy and proud to say that the project has been a great success.