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Current Challenges...

Plan - Timor Leste

Current Challenge for the UK and Ireland - Sudents will be working on design projects for the rural Aldeia (village) Codo, in the Lautem district, Timor Leste. These design projects were developed through collaboration with Plan - Timor Leste and student project ideas will contribute to the work Plan, and their local NGO partner organisations, are conducing in Lautem. 

Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH)

Current Challenge for students in Australia and New Zealand - In 2014 the EWB Challenge program will be partnering with Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH). Students will be working on design projects for communities in the Gorkha Region, Nepal.

About the program

The EWB Challenge is a design program for first-year University students coordinated by Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) delivered in partnership with Australasian universities. It provides students with the opportunity to learn about design, teamwork communication through real, inspiring, sustainable cross-cultural development projects. By participating in the EWB Challenge students are presented with a fantastic opportunity to design creative solutions to real world problems.

Get involved

What does clean drinking water, access to appropriate sanitation and prosthetic design have in common?

They all involve humanitarian engineering!

Whether you are an academic, student or working professional- there are many ways to get involved and use your skills.

Run in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, find out how to get involved in your area and start your engineering career NOW!

Previous Challenges

Each year the EWB Challege works with a different community based partner organisation. These parner organisations are existing partners of Engineers Without Borders Australia or UK. The designs that students come up with throughout the year are given to the community partner to support their development work. Since its establishment in 2007 the EWB Challenge has seen students working on designs for communities in India, Cambodia, Vietnam, rural Australia, Timor Leste and Nepal. Find out more about these previous challenges.