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Kazabe // COWI UK WilkinsonEyre

COWI UK and WilkinsonEyre are partnering with Bridges to Prosperity to build a bridge in a rural community in Kazabe, Rwanda

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The residents of the Kigarama-Musabike community farm tea, beans, maize, and sweet potatoes and sell their goods at the market to provide for their families. Currently, the crossing is used primarily by students, who must cross in order to access primary and secondary schools, and tea plantation workers. The Sebeya river is impassable 45 days out of the year, and hence, students cannot attend school, the tea plantation workers cannot safely get to work, and residents are isolated from the nearest health center and market.
The 46-meter Kazabe Suspension Bridge will provide safe, year-round access for the members of the communities in close vicinity. By providing reliable access to critical services, the bridge will transform not only the communities’ pedestrian routes but their potential to thrive.

COWI UK and WilkinsonEyre Architects are supporting this bridge by sponsoring the construction costs and sending a team of 10 colleagues to Rwanda to build the actual bridge.
Thus, we would appreciate any contribution you can make towards the project. Thank you and please help us spread the word!

Event details

Kazabe Suspension Bridge

Bridges to Prosperity is a not-for-profit organisation that fights rural isolation by building bridges all over the world. Almost 1 billion people around the world don't have safe access to critical resources like health care, education, or employment due to an impassable river. With a single bridge, Bridges to Prosperity is able to impact households across multiple dimensions. Please check this video for more information:

Every year, Bridges to Prosperity teams up with companies to execute some of these so-needed bridges. This year, one of these teams will comprise COWI UK and WilkinsonEyre, who will travel at the end of November to Kazabe, Rwanda, to build a 43-m suspension bridge over the river Sebeya.
At the moment, local workers supported by Bridges to Prosperity are working in the construction of the foundations of the bridge. When our COWI UK and WilkinsonEyre staff travels to Rwanda at the end of November 2018, we will build the towers, cables and deck of the bridge.
You can also watch a video of a similar bridge built at the beginning of 2018 in:

Event date

17-October-2018 12:00  - 
31-December-2018 12:00

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Donations for a charity work

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Donation by Anonymous
on 09-04-2019
£130.98 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 09-04-2019
£25.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 08-04-2019
£20.00 gift aid
Smashed it!
Donation by Ogi Ristic
on 06-03-2019
Great project and good work
Donation by Edward Couper
on 01-02-2019
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Rich and team!
Donation by Max Vegas
on 31-01-2019
Well done!
Donation by Abigail
on 31-01-2019
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Chloe
on 30-01-2019
£1.25 gift aid
Well done guys! Great project to be involved in!
Donation by Ciara Reynolds
on 30-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Nice one rich
Donation by Mike Thebridge
on 30-12-2018
£7.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £9,405.61
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £9,405.61
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £10,752.34

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