I’m Jack, MSABI’s new WASH Engineer from Australia. I’ve been with MSABI for a few months now through a partnership with Australian Volunteers International. As a Mechanical Engineer by training and a Carpenter on the side, there’s plenty of interesting work for me here with the MSABI team over the coming year. I’ve been focussing on the expansion of our container based sanitation system - Choo Chapchap, also setting up a research program for faecal sludge treatment. I have a strong interest in rural water supply/treatment and will work more closely with these project teams in the coming months.
After work I’m up for any sort of adventure, normally hitting the tracks on my bike or pretending to be a fish, freediving when I’m closer to the ocean. There’s no shortage of adventures to have here in Ifakara and I’m looking forward to exploring. I’m a traveller by nature and I moved here from Timor-Leste, having worked there for the past year. I’ve also worked on projects in Cambodia, India and Nicaragua in the past, drawing on these experiences to bring new ideas to the unique environment here.