Each year we organise an international summer expedition.

Over the last 4 years we have completed various projects in Zambia. You can read about each of our projects below.

Want to get involved? Email engineering@swansea.ac.uk 

Zambia Trip 2017

Previous Expeditions

Twenty Eighteen

This year’s trip combined an interesting mix of undergraduate, MSc, PhD students and members of staff, with a total of 19 expeditioners making this our largest ever group! We began in Lulamba, Chingola where we started building the foundations for a large chicken coup at Mutende Children’s Village. We also completed some basic maintenance and repairs on the children’s playground that we built the previous year. This first several days is always a great bonding experience for the team, getting to know each other and sharing cooking and cleaning responsibilities.

Following this we headed to Siavonga in the South of Zambia which is more rural than Chingola, with few amenities. We met with Siavonga Primary School to find out more about their plans to erect a fence around the perimeter of the school. The MSc Sustainable Engineering Management for International Development students interviewed various members of staff to find out about the wider impacts of building a fence, and how this will affect the community. The undergraduate students measured the perimeter of the school and began painting fence posts. They also worked in groups to come up with alternative solutions to some problems that would be caused by building a fence, and presented their ideas back to the school.  

After all of the hard work completed in the North and South of Zambia, the group headed to Livingstone for the final few days to enjoy a safari, the incredible Victoria Falls and a sunset boat cruise. A lot of travelling, an unforgettable experience and emersion in the Zambian culture.

We look forward to what next year’s trip will bring!

Thank you 2018 expeditioners, you were awesome.

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