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Wayne State students visit Honduras; bring relief to impoverished residents

March 24, 2013

Five Arab American Wayne State University students spent their spring break in Honduras working on projects that bring relief to impoverished people, such as revitalizing current infrastructure and establishing an entirely new framework to improve the quality of life in rural areas. The projects included dam construction, trench digging, installation of piping systems, conduction lines, distribution networks residential connections, but the most important was educating locals, not only on water safety, but also to physically show them how to operate and maintain the new water systems in order to sustain long term water quality that meets or exceeds United Nations Environment Program standards. The students are the founders of the WSU National Student Water Association (NSWA). NSWA is led by WSU Faculty Advisor Dr. Silas Norman, Jr., associate dean of admissions, diversity and inclusion, at Wayne State University's School of Medicine.