Engineers Without Borders - Central Virginia Professional Chapter
EWB Central Virginia is an official chapter of Engineers Without Borders- USA and has members & professionals from Richmond and other various regions of Virginia. EWB- CVA shares the mission of EWB- USA and envisions to build a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. EWB- CVA is committed to work on community based assignments such as providing clean drinking water, waste management, sanitation facilities, solar energy etc.
EWB – CVA is the newly edited version of the previous James River Chapter which was established in the year 2009. In 2012 , the chapter in association with EWB- VCU worked on a clean water supply distribution project based in Bolivia. The chapter has also worked on providing potable drinking water project for a newly constructed college in Tanzania. The new chapter is bigger, diverse and aims to build more effective collaborations with communities and also among members of our group. EWB CVA is not limited to only engineers and includes professionals from varied fields of public policy, health, life sciences, geology, business, communications, and information technologists. EWB CVA provides mentor-ship and technical expertise EWB student chapters of Virginia Tech, James Madison University and Virginia Common Wealth University.
Engineers Without Borders - USA
EWB-USA is a not-for-profit, secular, non-governmental organization established in 2000 to collaborate with communities in developing countries and improve their quality of life. . EWB USA primarily works on implementing sustainable engineering projects. EWB-USA has almost 300 chapters across the United States comprised of 15,900 volunteers. The chapters partner directly with communities on projects to meet the community’s self-identified needs while involving and training students and professionals from different fields.
EWB-USA’s vision is to make every community in this world capable of meeting its basic human needs and fostering a long term collaboration between the volunteers and the communities. The organization is not limited to engineers and has volunteers from different fields of work who not only apply their skills for challenging tasks but also help train and mentor the future generations.