Engineers Without Borders (EWB) UK (or EWB-UK) is a UK-based registered charity and NGO, operated primarily by UK-based university students. Its mission is to Facilitate Human Development through Engineering.
EWB-UK is a non-operational charity, in that it does not undertake its own projects, but supports those of other organisations. It maintains links, but currently no formal affiliations with, the other international organisations bearing the name Engineers Without Borders.
Mission & Aims
EWB-UK's mission is to facilitate human development through engineering.
The aims of EWB-UK are to:
educate, and raise the awareness of, students and others about issues in human development;
promote research related to, and actively contribute towards, engineering solutions for human development;
provide an ongoing supply of competent and knowledgeable professional development workers, and;
become a mark of excellence for those looking to become involved with development work.
To achieve its mission and its aims, EWB-UK:
trains and educates students and recent graduates in development theory and practice;
uses student volunteers and academics to undertake research;
uses professional volunteers to support its work;
provides suitable students and recent graduates on placements to partner organisations and developing communities to help fulfill their engineering needs, and;