Despite our name, our projects are made possible not only by engineers, but through a multidisciplinary approach. Our teams has many jobs from creating promotional materials to fundraising to trip logistics, and of course there is quite a bit of engineering too. Engineers Without Borders is dedicated to utilizing professional skills to improve the quality of life in communities in developing nations. The University of Cincinnati Chapter of Engineers Without Borders was founded in 2005 when a group of students traveled to Kenya and Tanzania and saw a drastic need for reciprocity. Together, those students worked on our flagship project, a water containment and distribution system for Otho Abwao, a community of approximately 500 people in Southern Kenya.
Since the success of the Otho Abwao project, EWB-UC has taken on projects in three Northern Tanzanian communities. These projects have included solar-powered water distribution systems, sanitation stations, and a community schoolhouse.
To make this possible, we partner not only with the local communities where we work, but also with Village Life Outreach Project and Shirati Health, Education, and Development Foundation (SHED). Learn more about our partners by clicking the link below.