Engineers Without Borders: How Your Engineering Skills Can Make A Difference


Engineering skills are highly valued all over the world.

If you’re an engineer who wants to give back to the community, you should consider becoming a member of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). This organization is focused on solving extreme poverty in Africa with the help of students, volunteers and supporters.

Learn more about how working with EWB can help you develop your engineering skills and make a difference in the world!

Engineers Without Borders Canada

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a charity that utilizes the innovative ideas and abilities from Canadian engineers to find ways of reducing poverty in countries such as Zambia, Malawi, Ghana, and Burkina Faso.

One of the biggest responsibilities of all the members working with EWB is to educate others about poverty and why it’s one of the biggest issues in Africa. Through workshops and initiatives that challenge the public to help reduce global poverty, EWB members work to promote human development.

“Last year alone they brought the message about the urgent need for development to over 200,000 Canadians.” – Engineers Without Borders

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Students can get involved with EWB while they’re still in university and there are plenty of ways to participate. Students can encourage the engineering department at their school to integrate development topics into lectures, educate high school students through workshops, and even volunteer overseas!

As a new grad, you can further your contributions by using your engineering expertise to come up with creative solutions to reduce poverty. You can also volunteer on-site to help put these ideas into action. EWB is constantly looking for engineers to come up with innovative ways to make changes in the human development system.

“We harness the skills and creativity of the Canadian engineering sector to find practical solutions to one of the world’s most urgent problems – extreme poverty.” – Engineers Without Borders

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