This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Engineers Without Borders International Conference. I met up with many of the EWB-USA teams EIA works with – including Univ of Arizona, Univ of Memphis, Univ of Idaho, Missouri S&T, Okla. East, and Univ of Tulsa. It was enlightening to see how other teams have had such awful experiences with other NGOs around the world. Non-responsiveness, other agendas, and inconsistency were common themes. At EIA we strive to be a responsible partner to both our project team and the community. It was wonderful to hear great feedback from these EWB project teams and to overhear them saying to others how lucky they were to have a good NGO.
Being in a place with so many other people that share a passion for helping others is uplifting and renewing. It is amazing to see the kindness, generosity, and spirit of the teams. Thank you for working with us and helping our communities!
-Rebecca, EIA Secretary/Treasurer