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Imagine a world where everyone has the access to the engineering knowledge and resources that they need to live a life of opportunity, and lift themselves from poverty.  Together we can engineer change and create a better world!

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    Walk for Water 2019

    On April 5th EWB hosted the Walk for Water. Over fifty participants gathered at Beca and began to set themselves up in preparation for the grueling challenge ahead. Dane and a Beca representative took a few moments prior to the walk to remind everyone of the importance of the event: raising awareness for the global water crisis, as well as how the money raised by the event would go towards future EWB projects, supporting community organisations across NZ and the South Pacific.
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    International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2019

    Earlier this year, on the 11th of February, was the UN's International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It was a day to celebrate the women around the world that are currently working in, or towards, a career in STEM, and are breaking down barriers that threaten to hold them back from achieving their goals. So it is only fitting to introduce several of EWBNZ’s very own powerful women, who help to make up its total of 19 female leaders (84% of the leadership team!). We asked Zainab Manasawala, Neha Raphael, Caroline Hope, Stephanie Hamel and India Eiloart about why STEM is important to them and why they think more women should get involved.
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  • Upcoming events

    Sunday, June 02, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Cathedral Square

    Running Without Borders Canterbury 2019

    Engineers Without Borders NZ helps connect, educate and empower people so that everyone can live a life of opportunity, free from poverty. You can help EWBNZ provide access to the engineering knowledge and resources. required by developing communities in the South Pacific and New Zealand. If you were thinking about running the ASB Christchurch Marathon, why not run it with us?

    For those who like a challenge, Walk for Water is a 10km walk with 20L water containers, symbolizing the struggles some countries face to access clean water.

    Prices are as follows:
    Full Marathon: $76 (incl. $19 discount)
    Half Marathon $64 (incl. $16 discount)
    10 km run: $36 (incl. $9 discount)
    10 km walk for water: $36 (incl. $9 discount)

    Sign up with EWB here before 16th May to receive a 20% entry discount!

    We will also be fundraising through Give a Little to raise awareness for EWBNZ whilst running the Christchurch 10K, half or full marathon!

    If you raise over $100 you will receive a free sports t-shirt.
    Click going on our Facebook event page to receive updates.

    --Instructions for setting up your fundraising page--

    This year we are using Givealittle to collect donations, everyone will be connected to our team page, which can be found here:


    To set up your page, all you have to do is click on the Help Fundraise button on the right and follow the instructions to set up your page. Be sure to give your page a snappy title and a brief description that tells people about yourself and why you are doing Running Without Borders - be creative! Don't forget to include a picture of yourself for your profile. There are a few things to make sure you do in the signup process:

    • Make sure under the 'Beneficiary Details' section you have selected 'An Existing Charity, School, Cause, or Event'. A green box saying 'Great! Your page has been linked to "Running Without Borders Canterbury 2019".' should appear.

    • Under the 'Duration' section, make sure you set the date for your page to close on or after 2 June 2019 (which is the date of the marathon!).

    Once your page is set up all there is to do is promote it! Make sure you send your page to as many friends and family as possible and get them to donate to the cause. On the RWB event page you can track how much money you and your fellow runners without borders have raised.
    If you have any issues setting up your page or just want some more assistance, don't hesitate to email us and we can help you get set up.

    Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    The University of Auckland

    Humanitarian Engineering Conference 2019

    EWBNZ's 2019 Humanitarian Engineering conference will showcase people-centred and sustainable engineering projects that engage local communities.

    Engineers from home and abroad present best practice examples and the beneficial project outcomes of a humanitarian approach to engineering.

    Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the benefits and impact of socially aware engineering and will be equipped to use what they have experienced to make a positive social change.

    This will provide an avenue for practitioners to share stories, the latest technological developments and lessons learnt in the industry. By demonstrating the positive outcomes of humanitarian engineering, we will encourage attendees to incorporate this approach into their everyday actions.

    Check out our conference website for more details and tickets.