Hey Mac student!
Do you want more learning than school can offer, a chance to immerse yourself in a new culture, and the opportunity to directly contribute to long-term change in Africa?
Great! You should apply to the Junior Fellowship program! Each year, all Mac undergrads contribute $0.35 to send students to volunteer for free in Africa with Engineers Without Borders (EWB), and this year that could be you! Engineers Without Borders is not just for engineers! Although it was started by a couple of engineers, EWB’s work has developed and we have learned that to alleviate poverty, we need a multi-disciplinary approach. The work we do in Africa uses problem solving and design skills, but you do not need to be an engineer to do it! Past Mac EWB volunteers have included Nursing and Art&Science students – there are really no academic requirements to participate.
To learn more, check out the website: http://juniorfellow.ewb.ca/ or come to an Information Night Tuesday October 9 or Thursday October 11th, 6:00-7:00pm in JHE 328. Applications are due October 26, 2012. If you just want to chat with a past McMaster Junior Fellow, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, the other returned Junior Fellows and I would love to meet you! In addition, please pass this message along to your club members, who may be interested in such an amazing opportunity.
Please RSVP to let us know which information session you will be attending. I look forward to chatting with you more and seeing your application!
With joy, excitement, and many anecdotes,
McMaster Engineering 2014