The Fordham University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders was founded in the Spring of 2013. We are committed to applying our skills in service to communities both local and abroad, embodying the Jesuit tradition of being men and women for others.
One of the main stated goals of Engineers Without Borders is to teach communities how to create and implement projects of their own, using locally sourced materials so as to create sustainable solutions. Our first project aligns with this goal, and consists of a partnership with the Serere Local Fish Farming Initiative, a non-government organization based in the Omorio Village of Uganda. We are working with this NGO and in order to build a series of model fish farms, which will serve as community based businesses as well as educational resources for those wishing to build fish ponds of their own.
Though Fordham EWB recognizes there is a great need abroad, and is diligently working in service of this community, we recognize that there is much need in our local community as well. To address this need we have created a Bronx outreach program, partnering with a Bronx-based organization, CitySquash, to teach local students science enrichment lessons and offer tutoring services.