Engineers Without Borders
When I was growing up philanthropy was a significant part of my life. As a Catholic, charities and charitable events were easy to find and be a part of. Now, I’m an atheist and philanthropy is still a major part of my life, but finding secular charities or charitable events to participate in isn’t exactly easy.
The Godless Engineer provides us with a platform, a network through which we can make a difference. Starting this month Godless Engineer will feature one secular charity or organization per month for our followers. Our hope is that our followers across social media will check them out, get involved…donate your time or money to any of these, or other causes, and do good for others who desperately need it.
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
For the month of December and for our first secular charity, we are featuring Engineers Without Borders. Engineers Without Borders envisions a world in which every community has the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs. Their projects span 45 countries on five continents. Their nearly 16,000 members are currently engineering change through 663 community-driven projects including:
- Water supply (source, storage, distribution, and treatment)
- Civil works (roads, drainage, dams, erosion control, and solid waste management)
- Sanitation (sustainable waste solutions, latrines, and gray and black water systems)
- Agriculture (farming, production, irrigation, and harvesting)
- Energy (fuels, biofuels, and solar, water and grid power)
- Structures (bridges and buildings)