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#1 Mar 15 2012 at 7:09 PM Rating: Good
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I was talking to some of you about this just now and apparently it's an organisation that's still not very well known, so linky.

I joined the local chapter today after finally finding out when and where their meetings are because they had a larger event. The speaker they invited was barefoot (yay), told amazing stories of all these places and generally I've learned that the world needs more toilets.

There was also beer (which I didn't drink).

I think it's important that people know about this because this is a charity that provides long-term solutions to problems that need them where organisations such as DWB can only provide more immediate aid, which is of course valuable but won't fix anything. Infrastructure, clean water, sanitation, solutions for improving agriculture etc. (which is basically what EWB provide) improve the quality of life for people who really need that in the long term.

So... donate so I can go to Cambodia or something next year for charity? Or maybe so that the people in Cambodia can have better access to drinking water. Also, other countries (it just happens that my university's chapter is going there this year).
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#2 Mar 15 2012 at 7:40 PM Rating: Excellent
EWB is a great organization.
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#3 Mar 16 2012 at 10:07 AM Rating: Good
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Kalivha wrote:
There was also beer (which I didn't drink).
Booooh!






Sounds pretty cool but don't go and get yourself killed somewhere. Smiley: tongue
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#4 Mar 16 2012 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
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This thread made me open the Engineers Without Borders email that was forwarded to me by my school. It says free pizza and soda 7-8pm on Wednesday.. but I have a 6:50-9:50pm engineering class. D:
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#5 Mar 16 2012 at 10:00 PM Rating: Good
Without Borders, not Without Scruples.
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#6 Mar 16 2012 at 11:09 PM Rating: Good
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Deadgye wrote:
This thread made me open the Engineers Without Borders email that was forwarded to me by my school. It says free pizza and soda 7-8pm on Wednesday.. but I have a 6:50-9:50pm engineering class. D:



9:50pm classes?

The meeting at my uni was 5:15-7:00, but everyone went to the canteen afterward and when I left (at around 9) to catch the last bus home that was convenient to get to most of them were still there and not anywhere near moving away. If nothing else, you can e-mail them and ask...
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#7 Mar 17 2012 at 2:32 AM Rating: Excellent
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Without Borders, not Without Scruples.


I don't think you understand the true meaning of engineering,
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#8 Mar 17 2012 at 10:04 AM Rating: Good
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I'm sure I've bought Kali beer before... Or was it Stout. Might have been cider, actually.
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#9 Mar 17 2012 at 12:22 PM Rating: Decent
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9:50pm classes?

It's a technical writing class geared towards the type of stuff we're likely to write. Like Proposals and Deliverables. Offered spring onry, usually wednesday 6:50-9:50pm lol.

I would most likely have skipped out anyway, or just gone for the free food. I'm not much of a do charity type stuff person. I'm looking into the JET program though, might be a good opportunity to spend a year in japan after I graduate.
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#10 Mar 17 2012 at 1:29 PM Rating: Good
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Nilatai wrote:
I'm sure I've bought Kali beer before... Or was it Stout. Might have been cider, actually.



All of the above?

London prices are ridiculous.



Deadgye, the worst part is that EWB isn't even the most efficient or career improving way of going to the places they work in. It's doing good, though, so that's cool.
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#11 Mar 20 2012 at 7:00 PM Rating: Good
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Kalivha wrote:
Nilatai wrote:
I'm sure I've bought Kali beer before... Or was it Stout. Might have been cider, actually.



All of the above?

London prices are ridiculous.

I agree! Fun day, though.
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