M.T.C Rain101

E.F.P.3

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Eligibility: Are you employed by T-Mobile or related to an employee of T-Mobile?

  • No

Eligibility: Date of Birth

9/13/2004

Where are you located:

Jersey City, New Jersey 07307

Website or social media url(s) (optional):

Website: https://mtcrain101.wixsite.com/mtcrain Instagram: mtcrain101 Twitter: mtc_rain Youtube: MTC Rain

Date Started

5/31/2018

Project Stage: Select the description below that best applies to your approach.

  • Growth (have moved past the very first activities; working towards the next level of expansion)

1. Personal Journey: What’s the story behind why you decided to start this project? NOTE: All applications must include a 1 minute video that answers: “I am stepping up to make change because..."

We were personally made to collect rain and reuse it. When it rains tons of gallons of water can go to waste. Yes, tons of gallons. Many people think that rain drops are useless and can not be used for something good in life. M.T.C Rain has decided to create many different types of prototypes. We have built three prototypes so far but the one that we believe is our winner is our latest prototype. We were hearing in the news that many countries and states were going through rough times. Meaning that there were many hurricanes going on.Even in our community some schools are suffering of shortage in water. Our visor and us created an exercise fountain that can easily be refilled with tap water or rain water.Our further future plains in this is to take it to different schools around our community and help them out by giving them one of our very own E.F.P.3. We want to make a change in life!

2. The Problem: What problem are you helping to solve?

Many schools around my community have been dealing with shortage of water. There students have not been drinking water from their school water fountains. This is a big problem because then the students won't be able to stay hydrated. Many students can't afford their own water bottle to take to school. They only hope that there is water in the school for them to drink. This is why our team M.T.C Rain is here to help and save kids from dehydration.

3. Your Solution: How are you planning to solve this problem? Share your specific approach.

We are planing to solve this problem by adding our prototype to their schools and help them have water. We believe that our prototype will help them a lot because you simply have to fill them up with tap water or rain water. This is not only beneficial to the schools as well, this is also to help the kids stay in shape while drink water. In our future further plains we are also going to make our prototype be able to travel around different places that way we can be able to help other people around the world too.

4. Example: Please walk us through a specific example of what happens when a person or group gets involved with your project.

Our E.F.P.3 project is made to give out filtered water. The way our prototype works is by pumping the pump up to 40. All the pressure that is going in goes directly to the pipes which helps give that water a little push that way it can travel around and come up through the faucet. Once you are done giving it pressure you can drink the water. The pumping posses does take a while but if one person did it up to 40 then about 10 to 15 people will get to get a good drink out of it. If the pipes are empty and need water you can simply take any type of water it can even be out of the faucet and just dump it right in the hole that is provided. If there is good luck to the second person that wants water then they won't have to do all that exercise.

5. The X Factor: What is different about your project compared to other programs or solutions already out there?

What makes our project unique is that in order to get the water you have to work for it. Other emergency fountains are easy and plain. They can also easily run out of water. In some fountains it depends how much water it can hold. In our prototype it can hold about 5 to 6 gallons of water, it can also be any type of water. The water that you would put in out project doesn't really matter because we have the filter attached to it. Our project can help about a dozen people an hour, this is what makes our prototype unique and also is made for a better use.

6. Impact: How has your project made a difference so far?

We have not been to that stage of getting our prototype out in other schools. Although we have been using it in our school. When the kids want to go get water they can easily got to the back of our teachers green house and get water from there. The rates that we get on it are fantastic. All our peers love our project and love the fact that you have to pump it in order to get the water. We also have been teaching the lower grade about how our project works and what they can use it for. They all have fun with it and enjoy it as well. Eventually we are going to get to that stage where we are going to present it to the schools, and when we do I hope they all like it and enjoy it as well.

7. What’s Next: What are your ideas for taking your project to the next level?

We are planing to keep on going with the same prototype and making some changes here and there. We are also trying to convince our visors to put some of our projects our in the streets to help the people that always go out for a run. We are also planing to make our prototype travel to different places such as Mexico, Canada, Spain, India, China and many more places where our project will be useful.

8. Future Support: What are the resources needed to make your vision a reality?

We are working on getting some more sponsors to help us out. We are also looking for principles from other schools to help us out. We have been making contacts to many more people such as Mr. Yun, to some other team sponsors. We also want to great a go fund me to help out the schools that need help with their water issue and more things.

9. Finances: If applicable, have you mobilized any of the following resources so far?

  • Friend support
  • Family support
  • Mentors/advisors

10. Ripple Effect: Please share some ideas of how you could partner with other changemakers or involve other young people as leaders in making a difference.

Some Ideas that our group has about to get in contact with some of the change makers is by emailing them or contacting them in some way or another. We like to work as a team and we would love for somebody else to join us and hear us out about what we can do and what we can help in. We are also going to try to work with some family members and some people from our community to donate money that way we can go and help the schools that need the money.That is if they have to fix there school or just buy water.

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 1 [optional] Which of the following categories do you identify with?

  • Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (for example: Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuba, Salvadoran, Dominican, Colombian) (7)
  • Asian (for example: Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Pakistani) (9)

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 2 [optional] Do you identify as part of any of the following underrepresented communities?

  • Communities of color

How did you hear about this challenge?

  • Social media
  • Recommended by others
  • T-Mobile page or contact
  • Word of mouth

Evaluation results

8 evaluations so far

1. Overall evaluation

5 - This idea rocked my world. It’s awesome! - 87.5%

4 - This idea seems really exciting. With a little more polishing, it’d be among my favorites. - 12.5%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - It didn’t make my heart beat faster. - 0%

2. Changemaker Quality

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 87.5%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 12.5%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

3. Creativity

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 100%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 0%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

No Answer - 0%

4. Commitment

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 100%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 42.9%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 14.3%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

No Answer - 0%

5. Connection

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 87.5%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 12.5%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

No Answer or No Connection - 0%

75 comments

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Photo of zabrina castallo
Team

Do you plan on putting your prototype somewhere for the public? Are you guys going to expand your project? Your project interests me the most because it deals with rain which is a very unique idea! GOOD LUCK! :)

Photo of Emily Martinez
Team

Yes! That's our next big step in our project. Our team is planing to put our project at our local reservoir. We are also trying to upgrade our filter on getting a better one that can filter out any type of water. Such as salt water and of course tap water. If there are any more questions you would like to know send us a gmail: mtcrain101@gmail.com

Photo of pony lover
Team

I took a very close look to your project and trust me it is very unique! I know you guys have made it to the first round based on your post on twitter but I am very excited to know what's going to happen. Good luck and hope you make it!

Photo of Emily Martinez
Team

Thank you for all the support and the positive vibe you are giving us. Hope we advance to the top 10 change makers as well.

Photo of Ariyan Miller
Team

Hey There Fellow Changemaker,

Congrats on moving to the next phase. I wishing you the best of luck ! & I am sending love and light to all the positive things that you do.

Photo of Emily Martinez
Team

Thank you so much for all the support you are giving us.

Photo of Genie Reed
Team

Wonderful work on your project. I really hope that this makes a change to the world. Many people always come up to my office that i work in and complain about the water issue that the community is having. Mostly with the schools. I really hope you contact me back because I have many more questions to ask.

Photo of kpop ships
Team

Thank you for the support and we definitely will contact you about our project. If you have any further questions don’t be bothered to ask

Photo of Jayda Marie
Team

Beautiful Work Girls! I am very proud of you and I love your idea of helping other schools. GREAT!!

Photo of Alexandra Rios
Team

Taking one step at a time on changing the world, I love it , keep up the good work girls!

Photo of Lizmarie Flores
Team

I am very proud of you guys as young eighth graders. Your project can help many people and can be helpful throughout emergencies. This is such a smart idea and I really hope your team will be successful in the future.

Photo of Emily Martinez
Team

Yes we built this project to be able to help people not only in our community, but also around the world. This is mainly used for emergency for the people that don't have access to filtered water.

Photo of joel naatus
Team

What type of filter are you using for the Exercise Fountain?

Photo of Emily Martinez
Team

We are currently using the GE two stage smart water filter. This filter works very well and can filter out tap water. We've been trying the filter out with tap water. The results of the filter working are amazing!

Photo of Plastic Elastics 3.0
Team

Nice Work! Can the water filter, filter out other things besides led? Also, do you plan on upgrading your prototype?

Photo of Emily Martinez
Team

That's our main goal for this summer. We are going to attempt to upgrade our filter to a better one. We are going to upgrade our project by adding the reverse osmosis filter. That filter can not only filter out led but it can also filter out any type of water such as salt water, sea water, ocean water, and even rain water.

Photo of Benjamin Guzman
Team

Good Job, this can be very helpful in the future and can help a lot of people

Photo of Emily Martinez
Team

Yes! That is our main goal in life with this project. To be able and help people around the world with the water issues that they have. By accomplishing the big step we are planning to go to other schools and replace the water fountains that don't work. Thank you for your support!

Photo of LIANNA LIRANZO
Team

this project is very intriguing. good luck in the project hope it goes well

Photo of Emily Martinez
Team

There are many more steps to our project. Our team is planing on upgrading our filter a better one. A filter that will be able to filter out any type of water such as, salt water, ocean water, sea water, and of course rain water. There were many little details to this project which made it even harder to build, but we pulled through with a little mistakes here and there but it worked. Now we are able to pump out water. If there are any more question please be free to ask and you can also go visit our website- https://mtcrain101.wixsite.com/mtcrain . Thank you so much for your support.

Photo of BRIANA ZAPET
Team

this project seems very interesting and I would love to learn more about it.

Photo of Emily Martinez
Team

There is definitely more to our project that we would like to add on in the future. There are also many steps and little details to our project that we had to do in order to get it to pump out water. Even though their were a few mistakes we still pulled through. It was very complicated to glue all the parts together. If any more information is wanted you can also go visit our website- https://mtcrain101.wixsite.com/mtcrain . Thank you for all your support.

Photo of Amy C.
Team

NICE WORK GUYS! I am very proud of you and I hope to see you guys successful in the future! GOOD LUCK!

Photo of Emily Martinez
Team

Thank you so much for all the support that your giving us!

Photo of Juver Nuesi
Team

How exactly does your project work, it seems very interesting and I would like to learn more about it. Good luck with the competition!

Photo of Camila Juliet Nunez
Team

Fantastic and complex!! Hope to see you change the world.

Photo of Emily Martinez
Team

Thank you for the support.

Photo of Cindy Ray
Team

How old are you guys? Amazing! This is such a wonderful idea, creating a fountain that makes you do exercise. This is so nice many little kids would love this.

Photo of Keicol Dominguez
Team

Really impressive! What a unique way to help out our community by reusing rain water as a source to help those who are in need of clean water. This project can help us in the future with filtration of clean water to solve many problems.

Photo of Emily Martinez
Team

Thank you for the support! We are soon planning to prevent led from entering our waters in public schools.

Photo of kpop ships
Team

WOW! This is really good. I honestly believe that this project will be a great success in the future. Are you guys planning to set this up at the Reservoir? Please notify me when you do, can't wait to go for a run and drink your water!

Photo of Emily Martinez
Team

To start off, thank you for taking the time out of your day to support and comment on our entry and yes we are planning to put our prototype in the reservoir.

Photo of elena martinez
Team

Nice project hope you succeed in this competition

Photo of Sumari Barnes
Team

Very well thought out and obviously researched! I hope you are able to get this off the ground because it would help a lot of people!

Photo of Keicol Dominguez
Team

Thank you for supporting us! Feel free to ask us any more questions.

Photo of James Colon
Team

What are your ideas of expanding this project? It is very different from other projects but it surely is something I am excited about. I also saw your website and I love the way you guys are helping the community in your own way. I did share this link to everyone who is around me so everyone knows that these wonderful ladies are trying to make a change. Good Luck on your project!

Photo of kpop ships
Team

our ideas for expanding this project is to get it into other schools around our communities, also thank you for sharing our link

Photo of Tyler Vogel
Team

This is a very noble idea! Please take a look at The PlayPump http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2010/07/01/the-playpump-what-went-wrong/ - an idea which took the international development world by storm, but unfortunately failed because it didn't connect with the community and understand the level of activity needed. Not so say that you will present any of the same issues! But a very good case to look at as you grow and further prototyping, to understand especially if you plan to scale to communities across the globe! Thank you for sharing and best of luck to you!

Photo of Kim Solem
Team

You're off to a great start addressing what is clearly a critical need in many communities around the world. Have you been able to research other devices that capture and filter rainwater to see how they work and how they're designed in a cost effective way that can be used around the world? Can't wait to see where you take this - keep at it!

Photo of Elizabeth Hooper
Team

What a wonderful idea! Clean water is a human right and should be treated as such! What is the average cost of making a fountain? That might be something to consider when asking for donations. This way, people can know the exact impact of their contribution and can tailor their donation to something more tangible. i.e. x amount of $ = 1/2 fountain.

Photo of Rob O'Donnell
Team

Excellent work! Obtaining clean water and getting exercise too! With no electricity needed, get this in outdoor public spaces too!

Photo of Serina Stellar
Team

This project has a lot of potential. I look forward to seeing this fountainin the futureI wish your teamgood luck

Photo of kpop ships
Team

thank you, your support really gives us courage

Photo of Dinesh Khubchandani
Team

What inspired you to build such complex prototype? This is a really good idea and personaly I agree with this problem that is building up around our community schools. Based on what I have experienced being a buisness man I strongly support your project. Good Luck !

Photo of kpop ships
Team

what inspired us to build this prototype was the news that around our community schools have had trouble with clean water, and since our team focuses on water especially rain, we decided this would be a good idea to help with this problem.

Photo of Star Bubble
Team

An interesting and innovative project. I look forward to seeing more of your innovative inventions.I would like to ask, how much did the materials cost over all? Is it difficult to assemble?

Photo of kpop ships
Team

actually our mentors got the materials for us but I don't think it would cost anything over exaggerated, also butting the whole thing together is quite simple the only complicated part is gluing it together without messing up

Photo of ProjectReservoir .
Team

How would you explain your team's ExcerFountain and how much water can you filter, how many gallons of water does it hold, how fast does it filter and why does your school in Jersey City not have drinking fountains that work?

Photo of kpop ships
Team

our fountain can hold up to 5 gallons of water and the filtering process is quite simple, our schools in jersey city have led in the pipes of our water fountains so we decided instead of buying gallons of water we can fill our own and filter them with our E.F.P.3

Photo of leah johnson
Team

as the mother of a child who goes to school in jersey city I strongly agree with this project and really hope your team will be successful in the future, with this concept you can help the community of jersey city, a lot.

Photo of lucy khyung
Team

this is such a smart idea I can tell that this team is very intelligent and will defiantly  be successful in the future I strongly agree with your concept and support it all the way good luck.

Photo of manuel lopez
Team

the idea of helping your community in such a big way I see this team going somewhere far in the future. Keep up the good work

Photo of sasha jones
Team

what exactly made you guys want to join this competition ? and what inspired you guys to build this fountain. your concept is very intriguing and I hope this team can advance in this challenge.

Photo of mina young
Team

I've just checked out your teams website and I am satisfied with the results. what I've red in your website really inspired me to think about rain in a different way. your team is going to be very successful in the future.

Photo of adam richardson
Team

this topic is very important I strongly agree with the topic of your project and support your team. You seem very determined to help your community and its school. Good luck

Photo of Julia Patel
Team

Based on your website, I saw a picture of you guys working this on a tree. I want to know if you have put your prototype outside anywhere on a tree? Your project interests me very much and i think it will advance more.

Photo of Jennifer Montez
Team

Very nice Job. I am sure your project will advance in the future because the issue you guys are trying to solve is spread everywhere. Your prototype can save many people and I would like to thank people like you guys who try to help the community get better. Thank You!

Photo of Chris Montana
Team

You guys put a smile on my face. It is your incredible thinking as young eighth graders who tried to make a change. So much water goes to waste and you guys finally found a solution to it. I have actually heard of project reservoir and I would love to help you guys with anything. I actually spread the message and good luck on your project!

Photo of Crystal Rivera
Team

Based on what I saw on your website, you guys have a perfect solution to this communities problem. I absolutely agree that your prototype can help many schools that don't have water. Some places have droughts which need your prototype to help them. I think your project will succeed in the future. Good Luck!

Photo of Marium Cabelo
Team

Excellent! Fabulous! Incredible! These are the first three words that came to my mind when I first saw your project! I visited your website and social media and now I have an understanding of how you guys are changing the community into something better. I also found out how you started from a wooden board and are up to this exert fountain. Your prototype looks very interesting and I am truly trying to help you guys with anything. Good Luck!!!

Photo of Punam Soni
Team

You guys are doing great by doing this for the community. I am very proud of you guys of thinking of such an great idea like this as eighth graders. Its incredible to see you guys doing this to help everyone. Good luck!

Photo of Andy Benson
Team

Are you planing on makeing it travel to other places? If you are where would you start first? Can you purchase it as well? I am very interested in your project. I’ve heard about Project Reservoir as well and would like to know more about it as well.

Photo of Ameya Khubchandani
Team

I absolutely love your guys project and based on what the schools are going through, you guys made the perfect prototype that can incredibly help many people. Good Luck and hope your project succeeds.

Photo of Maria De la Cruz
Team

Nice work, really hope you guys the best. 8 th grade students, and already having the brain for this sort of idea and work.

Photo of Karen Zapata
Team

Knowing that that we have a new emergency travel size project in process makes me so excited and glad. Someone is finally stepping up to this problem that has been going on lately. Keep doing the good job guys!

Photo of Camille Garcia
Team

I absolutely love your project! I honestly think your project can succeed in the future. I love the idea and I am sure this can save many lives. Good Luck!

Photo of Lucy Gómez
Team

I am very glad and excited about this project that you guys have created. Finally a unique project that is meant for emergencies. I also saw your website and it is really good. You guys have your own very unique way to share the job. Over all nice work and can’t wait to see more of your project.

Photo of Hanshita Khubchandani
Team

Wonderful! I commend you on creating something that furthers the creation of solutions to the world's steadily increasing drought problem.

Photo of Emily Martinez
Team

This is a really good Idea love every single thing about it! Hope you guys are sharing this with your community and beyond. I would really like this project to be put out in the world. For a group of people at your age it is really impressive of what you guys can do.

Photo of Princess Ice Queen
Team

This is such interesting project. I like how it can hold and filter different kinds of water. I hope you take this a few steps farther and create a prototype that will make a mark in the world. It's always nice to see the next generation improving our world.

Photo of Bharti K.
Team

It's inspirational to see a group of young ladies changing the world step by step. Keep up the good work ladies hope to see this out in the public.

Photo of Ezra Bram
Team

Wow! This seems like such an extraordinary and unlikely problem to happening! I'm so glad you guys are tackling it! I think something like Open Seat Ventures could really help you guys spread awareness and draw more attention to your issue!

Photo of Emily Martinez
Team

Our team would be more then glad to check out Open Seat Ventures. If there is anymore information that is not already there please notify us. Our team would be really glad if we had more help from other people. Thank you for showing interest in our project.

Photo of Megan Mays
Team

I absolutely love this. During and after your prototype stage this will change thousands of lives. This is such an over looked problem, Flint Michigan is a great example of that, and its phenomenal that you and your team have found such a simple and impactful solution.

Photo of Emily Martinez
Team

We are glad that you liked our project! Yes, this is a problem that has been looked over about a hundred times. That is why M.T.C Rain was created to stop it from happening or keep on happening ever again.