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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Architecture Students' Trip to East Africa

Scott Jones, graduate student in architecture, has spent the last year constructing 300 to 500 chimneys to cease one of the leading causes of death in East Africa. Jones connected with a non-profit organization, Agape Project International (API), and made his first trip to Africa two days after graduation.

To date, Jones has made three trips back and forth from the U.S. to Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and The Congo. To help reduce respiratory problems that can lead to tuberculosis and lung cancer, he has worked diligently to help build the chimney systems which allocate indoor smoke from cooking to the outdoors.

Currently in between classes, Jones is collaborating with WSU alumni Kalen Olsen to start a non-profit organization. The organization is a two-year plan to assemble a network of people from the developed western society to focus on Africa and Latin American countries.

(Pictured below: Scott Jones, Trina Jones, and others in front of a school in Limuru, Kenya with a group of children wearing shirts donated by Crimson & Grey.)