I'm not sure how many people have heard about Engineers without Borders (EWB) Canada, but I have been checking out this organization lately to see what it's all about. Overall it looks like a great organization at effectively trying to help those in need around the globe. The organization really emphasizes education here in Canada on what it is like to live in poverty. They do this mainly through public school outreach programs and various events that are generally carried out by its various university chapters. The organization also trys to partner up with countries or other NGOs so that they can send a number of long term (> 14 months) volunteers overseas as well as the short term (4 months) volunteers who come from the various universities involved. For myself I have been learning a lot from the overseas volunteers who have come back to share there experiences (positives and negatives). I may try to get involved occasionally in the school outreach programs.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
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