EWB started in 2012 when a small group of like-minded engineers came together in Dublin with a similar aim, to look at how they could use their engineering skills to assist in making a positive impact in the lives of others.
Over the years the organisation has grown from strength to strength and is now a registered charity with a Board of Directors and Executive Committee full of committed professionals and students alike, to date the organisation has many projects and partnerships under its belt.
The EWB student community started with just one student chapter in University College Dublin and now includes chapters in University College Cork, Carlow Institute of Technology, Queens University Belfast, Institute of Technology Sligo, Limerick Institute of Technology and is still growing.
The EWB development education community is supported by “Where There Is No Engineer”. This design initiative provides participants with the opportunity to learn about design, teamwork and communication through real, inspiring, sustainable and crosscultural development projects. It is run in conjunction with the Development Technology in the Community (DTC) Research Group and funded by Irish Aid and the European Union Development Education and Awareness (DEAR) program as part of the “Build Solid Ground”. The programme is delivered in partnership with various development partners and Engineers Ireland.
The EWB Volunteering community has worked in person and remotely with development partners in such diverse places as Kenya, Zambia, Uganda and Nepal. The list of projects and locations is growing.
A lot has been achieved by the small group since 2012 and we look forward to spreading our positive impact as the organisation grows.