NOTRE DAME STUDENTS EMPOWERING through ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower rural communities in developing countries through the cooperative construction of pedestrian bridges. Our bridges provide safe and reliable access to clinics, schools, markets, and workplaces to communities previously isolated by impassable rivers. Moreover, our cooperative model makes our projects a life-changing experience that builds critical capacity in the communities we work with.

Our Mission

Our Purpose

NDSEED has allowed for over 1,500+ rural community members to have better access to education, food, health care, and other communities through the construction of the bridges. 

New footbridges have resulted in 

Zero injuries or fatalities

Zero days of class missed

Zero doctors appointments missed

Many community trading opportunities

Over 320+ course credits have been dedicated to NDSEED by the students involved.