Aims & Objectives

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is working towards the goal of a transformed engineering sector so that every engineer has the skills, knowledge, experience and attitude to contribute towards sustainable community development and poverty alleviation.

The EWB Challenge program aims to contribute to this broader goal by working at the university level to create change within engineering curriculum and help to shape future engineers by achieving the following objectives:

  • Introduce first year engineering students to concepts of humanitarian engineering by working on real world development projects.
  • Empower university students to gain an increased awareness of the role of engineers in poverty alleviation and their individual responsibility as global citizens.
  • Support EWB's community based partner organisations work by providing access to engineering student design ideas and by supporting them to share knowledge and resources with universities internationally.

Where humanitarian engineering uses a people centered, strength based approach to improve community health, well-being and opportunity.