Reflections from our Disability Inclusion workshop

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Eunice Tan, one of our volunteers, shares her reflections and takeaways from our Disability Inclusion workshop last weekend Today I went for a workshop on Disability Inclusion by Enable Development through EWB-Asia! To be honest, I previously had no clue whatsoever on what ‘Disability Inclusion’ means or refers to. But I had the opportunity to participate […]

Meet and Greet #8: Bringing Light to Lives

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We had a good session with Nusantara Development Initiative (NDI) at this month’s Meet and Greet. NDI is an award winning non-profit social enterprise that empowers rural Indonesian women to be solar lamp entrepreneurs. Our speaker for the evening was Wichers, who is currently NDI’s Manager (Partnerships) and is based in Bali. Through the presentation and interactive question and answer session, […]

Meet and Greet #7: Ramping up for Boccia

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Boccia is a Paralympic event played by men and women who have motor skill impairments. First introduced at the New York Paralympic Games in 1984, Boccia is now played competitively in more than 50 countries around the world. This Meet and Greet, we had the pleasure of having Nurul Taha, a Team Singapore boccia athlete, […]

Learn and Share at DSO and Rockwell

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EWB-Asia recently conducted two Learn and Share sessions, at DSO National Laboratories and Rockwell Automation. DSO National Laboratories is Singapore’s national defence, research and development organisation, while Rockwell Automation is the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information. Both events were well attended, with 30 staff from DSO and 70 staff from Rockwell, […]

Fail fast, fail forward

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Our first overseas placement was terminated ahead of schedule, at the end of January instead of mid-April as planned. The reasons for termination can be divided into two main areas: partner organisation fit as well as volunteer fit. During the formation of the the partnership and recce visit, we did not learn enough, or ask […]

Leaving the Beaches of Bali Behind

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Bali has many great and beautiful beaches perfect for swimming, surfing, or just lounging on a beach chair sipping a piña colada. But if you look in the direction in the opposite of the sea, beyond the madness of Kuta and towards the hills, you might start to see Bali in a different way. In […]

Meet and Greet #6: World Toilet Organisation

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We had the privilege to have Mei Yee Chan, hydrogeologist turned WASH Specialist at World Toilet Organization at this month’s meet and greet session. We were also treated to a pleasant surprise when the Toilet Man himself, Jack Sim, the founder of WTO arrived to grace the event. As a WASH specialist, Mei Yee led […]

Hack-a-Toy event at the AWWA School

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The Hack-a-Toy event was held on 7th November 2014 at the Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) School, where off-the-shelf toys are modified to improve accessibility for children with special needs. The half-day event consisting of volunteer-led workshops leverages on skills-based volunteerism to enrich the lives of those with special needs. Children with multiple disabilities have […]

Volunteer, Banker, Bringer of Toys

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No stranger to volunteering,  Pei Lee shares her background, experience and motivations for volunteering at EWB-Asia. As head of local programmes, Pei Lee was instrumental in the planning and execution of the the Hack-a-Toy event to be held on 7 November 2014. This event brings together volunteers to modify off-the-shelf toys to improve accessibility for […]

Meet and Greet #5: Proximity Designs

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We had the privilege of having Taiei Harimoto from Proximity Designs at this month’s Meet and Greet session. Proximity Designs is a social enterprise based in Myanmar focused on the design and manufacture of innovative, low cost farm related products to help low-income farmers. As a design engineer, Taiei shared the design process involving several […]


Engineers Without Borders Asia - Worley Parsons

WorleyParsons is a global provider of professional services to the energy, resource, and complex process industries.

WorleyParsons shares the conviction that each individual has the ability to make a positive impact in the world, which is reflected in WorleyParsons’ internal key organisational value of leadership which strives to empower individuals and encourages them to take responsibility. WorleyParsons envisages a global support scheme of humanitarian engineering organisations in each of our Regions to further develop our internal commitment to Corporate Responsibility.

WorleyParsons Singapore is Engineering Good’s founding corporate partner. Through their Corporate Responsibility Team, WorleyParsons Singapore incubated Engineering Good (formerly known as Engineers Without Borders Asia) in Singapore. A dedicated staff was heavily involved in the inception journey of the organisation, seeing it through successful registration. WorleyParsons also provided seed-funds and office facilities to support the initial operations of the organisation.

For more information on WorleyParsons, please visit their corporate responsibility page.


Engineers Without Borders Asia - NYC

The National Youth Council (NYC) was set up by the Singapore Government on 1 November 1989 as the national co-ordinating body for youth affairs in Singapore and the focal point of international youth affairs.

At NYC, we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard, and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop a dynamic and engaging environment where young people are inspired to dream and committed to action. 

We hear youth >>> Here for youth


We would like to thank the following donors for their contributions to our crowdfunding campaign:

Aditya Bansal Emily Zhang Jean Oh Low Eicher Peter Stones Tan Alvin
Alan Forshaw Eric Wong Jean-Philippe Fontaine Low Zhi Ni Phua Huijia Tan Angeline
Alex Chio Esther Lim Joanne Sansfacon Luckanong Souliyavong Quek Henry Tan Hui Shan Grace
Ali Mousavi-Torbati Fauvel Simon Joy Leong Magdalen Ng Rayannah Kroeker Tan Hwee Roy
Amy Sim Fern Neo Jun Wei Tan Mani Malekesmeili Rong Wang Teo Keng Pheng
Antony Watkins Floris Jan Donders Justin Freedin Marcia Harr Bailey Ruei Lung Neo Teo Orion
Audrey Lam Fnu Md Nasir Kah Chine Sim Maria Belen Amiano Sahas Bikram Shah Teo Wee Teck
Caesar Sengupta Frederic Fauvel Kang Hua Lee Maria Kajstad Seungwoo Jun Tham Nicholas
Catherine Cyr Wright Gan Daniel Kang Yilin Marie-Helene Querin Shaan Seth Thiam Huat Ng
Cecile Weil Geraldine Kwek Kelvin Kwong Lam Loh Martin Loh Shangar Eagamathan Thye Yoke Pean
Chandrasekhar Vaddadi Gopalakrishnan Sai Aparajitha Kevin Labyt Maude Beaucaire Sharma Shweta Titan Zhuang
Cheah Lynette Grace Foo Kim Cathering Cung Mayer Hoe Shu Yang Tong Chin Hong
Chester Chee Guillaume Brouillette Ko Hak Chin Melvin Tan Sian Hun, Willy Koh Tun Ei Ei
Chin Theng Lee Han Yu Koh Joseph Meng Fan-Ru Sidji Sumijati Vincent Chua
Cho Rick Heiko Rothkranz Kok Meng Lim Mihai Barbulescu Siew Chin Chua Vincent Rajotte
Chua Serena Herk Low Ng Leong Chia Jang Neek Low Siew Ling Ho Vivien Denis
Chun Ming Au Hock Jin Alvin Tay Leong Yoke Fun Hannah Ng Jeremy Siew Yong Ong Willi Smolan
Colleen Gosse Hui Bing Thio Ler You Wei Ngiam Song Wee Silvia Hua Xin Ying Lim
Daniel Eden Hui Ching Michelle Teo Lim Cindy Nicolas Fauvel Sindhu Tjahyono Yeam Chin Heng
Daniel Luzinda Hwee Kuang Lim Lim Jean Nirupam Khanna Singh Bhavdeep Yeow Xian Ching
Dexter Chee Ivonna Ivonna Lin Han Nitish Khanna Siti Maryam Yaakub Yiyuan Qin
Di Wang Jacques Fauvel Lin Yong Xiang Pang Sze Fei Sivasothi N Yoong Heng Tan
Dongting Tay Jasmin Blais St-Laurent Loh Weng Yee Patrick Chan Stacey Rodrigues Zhang Huiguo
Ee Lyn Tan Jasmine Hu Loo Ling Tan Patrick Miller Stephanie Budiwarman  
Emilie Beaucaire Jaya Myler Low Chun Kiat Pei Lee Yeap Susanna Kho  

Special thanks to Teo Keng Pheng for sponsoring the 4% admin fee for this crowdfunding campaign ♥


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Youth Corps Singapore is a national institution that supports youths who are keen to serve the community. As the catalyst for youth volunteerism, it harnesses the energy and passion of youths to ignite positive change in society through community development projects. Bringing together Singapore Citizens and PRs aged 16 to 35, Youth Corps Singapore provides a platform for youths to learn new skills and meet like-minded peers, who aspire to go forth and create a better Singapore and a better world for all.

Click here to visit our Portal and discover how you can get involved.


Envelope 2015

Envelope 2015, held in August of 2015, was a seminar event organised by the Engineering Good Student Chapter. Envelope exposed and engaged more than a hundred students to how organizations in Singapore use sustainable and appropriate solutions to help various communities, be it in Singapore or overseas. Guest speakers included speakers from World Toilet Organization, Operation Hope Foundation, Ground Up Initiative, NUS Energy Office and many more!

The first half of Envelope consisted of a series of talks by our invited guest speakers, where they introduced Humanitarian Engineering as it is done in its many different forms, showcasing the many possibilities for students to engage in Humanitarian Engineering as it best suits them. In the second half of Envelope, students could chose to more directly engage with speakers they were more interested in by joining their respective short workshops.

Check out Envelope 2015’s Facebook page for more photos of the event!


Project Make-Possible with IES-NUS

Project Make Possible was an event to help bridge the current gap between engineers and disadvantaged communities. Project Make-Possible began with a Humanitarian Engineering talk, where participants were introduced to the concept of Humanitarian Engineering, followed by a Makerthon.

The Makerthon was made possible through collaboration with Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) Labs and the Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD). Over a week, 10 teams of 4 participants went to SPD to learn more about the problems faced by the physically disabled and develop prototypes to tackle problems identified for a mini-competition. The winners were awarded a total seed funding of $3000 with the option of continuing their work with SPD.

Read more about the event at SPD’s publication on Project Make-Possible and check out more photos at Project Make-Possible’s Facebook page!