ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS SOUTH AFRICA
Engineers Without Borders South Africa is setting out to reshape South Africa's engineering sector as a place where people can live their passion, unfold their potential and work with compassion. We do this by activating, generating, using and transferring engineering knowledge that benefits society.
Our efforts are focused on programmes that advance capacity in the engineering sector, portfolios that mobilise the voices of young engineers and projects through which student chapters make a difference in communities.
Engineers Without Borders South Africa has partnered with EWB-UK to launch the global Engineering for People Design Challenge. Supported by the Anglo American Group Foundation, the programme aims to deliver a "Global Engineering" curriculum that equips graduates to understand the social and environmental impact of engineering decisions. The programme builds on 7 years of experience that EWB-UK has built in delivering creative course content to 31 universities in the UK. In South Africa, the Engineering for People Design Challenge is partnering with 5 engineering faculties to incorporate community and human centred design principles and practices into the undergraduate engineering curriculum in 2020. EWB-SA is proud to be working with academic institutions to realise an educational experience aligned with local needs, while addressing global challenges. We are looking forward towards progress in curriculum transformation that the programme will inspire in South Africa and across our international community. Watch this space!