Building a Safe Space to Educate Guatemala’s Future Leaders

Ours is a world filled with inequality. But it doesn’t have to be. There’s proof the world over that education is key to leveling the playing field. What difference can engineers make in the global education story? In Engineers Without Borders USA’s work in more than 45 countries, a primary role for our volunteer engineers’… Read more »

Bringing Water Down the Mountain in Honduras’ Nahuaterique Region

Rosemary Takacs first met Doña Maria of Las Vegas, Honduras, on an Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) trip to the Nahuaterique region six years ago. The returned Peace Corps volunteer had a knack for connecting with the children of the community, giving them coloring books and dolls her sister had made. The gesture did not… Read more »

Every Mother Deserves a Healthy Birth Story

Mothers everywhere face many unknowns when bringing a new baby into the world. Access to safe water during birth shouldn’t be one of them. Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is currently working with field partners to help eliminate this risk factor for mothers in Malawi and Ethiopia, two Sub-Saharan African countries where maternal mortality rates… Read more »

EWB-USA to Open Country Office in Uganda

In case you missed it, on January 1 we announced the exciting shift in course Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is undertaking to increase our impact across the globe. The key to this new field-driven approach to international development is expanding our country office presence. We’re already up and running in Guatemala and Nicaragua, and… Read more »

Introducing EWB-USA 2.0: Shifting Course for Greater Impact

The dawning of a new year offers an opportunity for renewed commitment to our vision of a world in which every community has the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs. Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is more determined than ever to keep harnessing the skills of the engineering community to build the infrastructure… Read more »

EWB-USA Receives Grant from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to Enhance Water Service in Ghana

In August 2017 Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) was the recipient of a $210,000 grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The grant supports the facilitation of a two-year project between EWB-USA and Safe Water Network to improve water service solutions in Ghana. Today, more than one billion people lack access to safe, affordable water…. Read more »

Solar Lights Brighten The Lives Of Refugees And Host Communities

Note: this post was originally published by UNHCR’s Deepesh Das Shrestha in Spotlight Magazine. DAMAK – As the sun goes down, 21-year-old Phanindra Ghimire, a local resident of Damak Municipality, walks past a gravel road and checks the battery and sensors of a solar-grid installed along the roadside of Beldangi Refugee Camp. “I visit the… Read more »

Lessons from the Field: The Merits of Community Ownership

Despite our best efforts, sometimes implemented projects fail to function, key partnerships fall apart and community needs are not met. While these instances could be considered falling short of the goal, Engineers Without Borders USA embraces the learning opportunities derived from failure. The “Lessons from the Field” blog series highlights projects that do not live… Read more »