Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is involved in creating opportunities for the rural poor in Africa to improve their own lives. Improvement, of course, is a relative term, and the culture in EWB strongly emphasizes an outlook that focuses on what “Dorothy” actually needs and wants for her life.
Dorothy is a personification of the multitude of individuals who live in the cycle of extreme poverty. This personalization is a powerful tool to remind us to look at all development issues from the eyes of those we intend to serve.
EWB currently works in Ghana, Burkino Faso, Malawi and Zambia, and is now looking to expand into Kenya as well. If you’re interested to know more, check out the national website at www.ewb.ca. If you live in Calgary like myself, check out the local chapter site at calgary.ewb.ca to see how you can get involved.
If you’re interested in financially supporting the work that EWB does in Africa, you can donate by following the link below: