Engineers Without Borders (EWB) – Ecuador Project

Working with Temple University – Engineers Without Borders (EWB), fellow Quaker Christopher Fantozzi is currently working on an important sanitation project for the small indigenous community of Nueva Jerusalen, Ecuador. The community has no sewage facilities and is forced to rely solely on open defecation, which is causing contamination of the nearby stream and river they use as their drinking water source. The Temple team is evaluating several options including the installation of compost toilets in each home, which would be a sustainable, appropriate technology that could significantly improve the quality of life of the entire community.

All of these efforts are completely volunteer based and funded, and additional financing is greatly needed to cover the project’s costs for travel and materials. Please consider supporting these efforts with a tax-deductible donation if you are able.

For more information, please contact Christopher Fantozzi at: [email protected]

Tax deductible donations can be made at:

https://support.ewb-usa.org/give/84031?#!/donation/checkout

Caregiver Support Group meeting – Feb 14th @12:30 or Feb 15th @ 7:30PM

Dr. Meg Lytton and Winnie Shaw Hope LCSW are aware of interest in a Quarter wide Caregiver Support Group. This can include discussion of feelings, sharing of information and possible speakers. To start, we want to get a sense of the range of interests. To this end, we are planning two hybrid sessions to gain a sense of how to move forward. We will have the following questions as a springboard for discussion:

  1. For whom do you give care? Age? Diagnosis?
  2. What are the joys?
  3. What are the frustrations?
  4. What supports will be most meaningful to you?

We will hold the first session 2 sessions: Tuesday February 14 at 12:30 PM and Wednesday February 15 at 7:30 PM in person at Haverford Meeting Forum Room or by zoom (link below). Please contact Winnie Shaw Hope at [email protected] if interested. We also recognize when you are in the midst of care giving, you cannot always plan ahead nor keep to commitments. If you are at all interested in the formation of this group but cannot attend those times, please reach out to Winnie Shaw Hope at the contacts given above.

Topic: Caregivers Hybrid Group

  • Feb 14, 2023 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  • Join Zoom Meeting
  • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81802109346?pwd=UHBuTldmenVsQXJjZmtEaVNVV2J4UT09
  • Meeting ID: 818 0210 9346
  • Passcode: 021741

Topic: Caregivers Hybrid Group

Half-Day Retreat on March 11 – Supporting our Spiritual Journeys

What spiritual practices sustain you? What does prayer/contemplation/worship mean in your life? How do you support yourself and others during challenging times? Are you creating space for spiritual learning? How does your spiritual practice permeate your way of being in the world?
This half-day retreat aims to support us as we nurture and embrace our daily life with simplicity, gratitude, hope, and a deep sense of connection, and as we explore our personal and collective spiritual journey.  Francisco Burgos is Pendle Hill’s executive director and has facilitated spiritual retreats for different audiences. He has led courses on the Bible, liberation theology, and spiritual practices. He was a De La Salle Christian Brother for almost ten years, serving in Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, and has been a Friend since 2004. Francisco is a member of Harrisburg Friends Meeting and currently attends Providence Friends Meeting.

Held at Radnor Meeting on March 11th from 9 AM to 2 PM

Register using this link!