What is EwB?
Engineers Without Borders Technion is a nonprofit, non-government, volunteer-based organization that aims to take part in community’s development through partnership between the community and the volunteer’s group. We believe that the partnership benefits both sides, it empowers the community members to continue working towards a better life. And for our volunteers, who are mainly students from the Technion they gain tools and a “hands on” experience on real world issues. This encourage personal and professional development, broaden their responsibilities and abilities and they leave as more socially responsible engineers, leaders and citizens.
EwB Technion chapter was established in 2008 by Prof. Mark Talesnick from civil and environmental engineering faculty at the Technion. With a great help from prof. Bernard Amadei who established EwB organization in 2002. Today the chapter is part of EwB Israel and EwB international.
How we work?
We hope to encourage development, in an holistic and sustainable way. We wish to help the community handle root cause issues, without causing others and with great respect for the nature and cultural of the place and people living in it. We consider both the positive and negative potential impact we might have and with the community we try to create the most appropriate design that is suitable for them.
The Chapter’s Groups
Each of the chapter’s groups is working with a different community on the issue they identify and choose with their partners. The chapter support five ongoing partnerships local; Abu Ashiba in the Negev, Afak School in East Jerusalem and Neve Paz neighborhood in Haifa and global; Meskele Kristos and Amdi Woyane villages in Ethiopia and a previous partnership in Namsaling village in Nepal.
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