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 Read more

Community Engagement: What it is and Why it Matters

The fact is simple: There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution for addressing a community’s water, sanitation or other basic needs. A water supply solution for one community in Kenya can look drastically different than a water supply solution for another community Read more

Introducing the Lessons from the Field Series

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, EWB-USA embraces the learning opportunities derived from failure. This Read more

Two Classrooms, One Goal

In two classrooms thousands of miles apart, students in Muchebe, Kenya, and Princeton, New Jersey, are transforming into the engineering leaders of tomorrow. “We are eager to become engineers so that at one time we will be the ones to change Read more

How Community-Driven is Your Project?

On the blog today, EWB-USA member Eric Dietrich poses important questions about community-driven development from his experience with the EWB-USA Montana State University Chapter. Join the discussion by leaving a reply in the comments below! by Eric Dietrich How do you Read more

Applying the Three R’s in Candelaria, Honduras

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This might not be the mantra you’d expect to hear from a community of 2,000 people living in western Honduras. But Candelaria is not what you might expect. Candelaria’s environmental story starts in the mid-‘90s when, for Read more

Connecting with the Community, At-Home and In-Country

With nearly 300 chapters around the country, it’s hard to choose the recipients of our annual Premier Chapter Award. By doing so, Engineers Without Borders USA recognizes chapters that meet the ideals of a successful EWB-USA chapter. These ideals include excellence Read more