Engineers Without Borders is a movement of individuals from across Canada and all walks of life who believe the next generation of rural Africans should have the same opportunities to improve their lives that we have right here at home. To help translate these goals into reality, our members and supporters apply all the creativity, technical proficiency and problem-solving approach for which engineers are renowned.
Originally started as an organization for engineering students at the University of Waterloo in 2001, EWB Canada has grown to include the broader professional engineering community as well as those in many other technical industries.
In Africa, our volunteers work in partnership with local organizations and communities – combining our collective knowledge and experience to find innovative solutions to unique problems. Our work is focused on empowering rural Africans to gain the opportunity to access clean water, generate an income from humble farms, and access critical infrastructure and services.
EWB-WRG is one of over 30 communities in cities and on campuses across Canada trying to create lasting change. Our hope is to help build our region’s connections to Africa and help our community make choices that better promote and contribute to human development around the world.
If you are interested in learning more about our involvement in Waterloo Region & Guelph and EWB’s work across Canada and in Africa, we encourage you to explore this website and contact us with your comments, questions and ideas. We’d love to hear from you and understand how we can help you ‘make a difference’.
Since 2008, EWB-WRG has provided financial and volunteer support to the following programs:
Two types of African Program volunteer opportunities are currently available: