Tag Archives: EWB

Canadian Thanksgiving (In Northern Ghana)

Originally Yazan was supposed to leave for Tamale on Thursday and I was to leave on Friday (because neither of us wanted to miss a lot of work), but the Thursday morning  bus was full.  Therefore, Yazan had to leave … Continue reading

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EWB’s 5 Year Direction, rewritten

Originally posted on Rebuilding Foundations:
Last year the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) National Office (NO) wrote a new 5 Year Direction plan.  I’ve been involved with EWB for years, but I still only vaguely understand what statements such as “Our…

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EWB, BDS, MBC… What does it all mean?!?!

EWB Canada (which stands for Engineers Without Borders) is the NGO who hired me for this placement.  EWB focuses on systemic change as its primary goal.  This is different from a lot of other development organizations, who might focus on … Continue reading

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First Day in Accra – Exploring the Market

For the first few days in country you stay at a guesthouse and go over some training modules about things like Health & Safety, Policies, creating plans, etc.  Our guesthouse is actually a hotel, and it’s really nice, with two … Continue reading

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So much to do, So little time…

Wow, what a crazy last few weeks!.  Between learning all about EWB, planning my vacation, finishing school, and moving to a new house, it seems like I always have a to-do list a mile long.  However, these are all exciting, … Continue reading

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Setting Goals is Probably a Good Idea…

So I figured that I should set out a few goals for my placement (including before I leave and after I come back).  Although it is often difficult to complete every single goal you create, I think that writing down … Continue reading

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My First Fundraiser

As you all know, I’m going to Ghana with EWB.  This means that I need to support the chapter and the organization by doing a bit of fundraising.  I wanted to hold a fun event that could bring all different … Continue reading

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