In the next 25 years, a third of the population will face severe water scarcity. With 20 percent of the world’s total freshwater resources and the longest marine coastline of any country in the world, Canada plays a pivotal role in managing global water resources. The next generation of Canadians must be well equipped to tackle the world’s water challenges. EWB aims to ignite a sense of pragmatism to develop systemic change leaders. The Engineers Without Borders’ Water for the World (WFTW) team is an innovative program that educates young students (grades 5-9) about issues surrounding global access to clean water (website).
During National Engineering Month, March 2016, the WFTW-team are planning 100 workshops and expect to reach 3000 students. Water for the World workshops are delivered to students in grades 5-9 by EWB volunteers who are engineers and social innovators. This interactive workshop is intended to educate, generate insightful discussion, and raise awareness about how we can all make a difference. We ask all volunteers to join us for one of our two training days in February where you will meet dozens of other movers and shakers of the future. We are looking for volunteers of any educational background!
Sign up to make a difference using the links below! Also, please pass this along to your networks or anyone you think would be interested in helping to inspire a generation of change-makers.
Select your training date (Feb 13th 11-2pm or Feb 27th 12-3pm) :
Select your workshop(s) (Feb 29th – March 4th) – You are allowed to select more than one workshop – the more the merrier :
P.S. There’s more! If you can’t make any of our workshop dates, consider volunteering your time as a kit builder on January 30th from 10am-3pm. Check out this link for more information and to sign up! :
You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions! Please use the subject line “Student Volunteer”.
Happy Holidays from the WFTW Team!