In August 2011, President Lynn Pasquerella led a team (which included physics professor Alexi Arango and her son, Spencer) to Kenya for the fourth year supporting the work of the African Center for Engineering Social Solutions. Her husband, photographer John Kuchle, took all of these images.
“The focus this year was on creating an infrastructure on the ground in Kenya and mobilizing community resources,” Pasquerella said. “The goal of the project is sustainable solutions, so we met with the head of the Kenyan Red Cross, the CEOs of SafariCom and Hewlett Packard Africa, and many other business leaders to talk to them about how they can use their funding for corporate social responsibility to partner with our efforts. Our field work involved visiting centers that are developing solar ovens, a center working with Cycling Out of Poverty (bike designs), piloting a thresher and seeder for communities working on amaranth production, and looking at aquaculture centers.”