Rutgers/Village Earth Seminar!

posted Apr 28, 2009, 11:06 AM by MA/RI State Rep NER Carson Hess

Hello fellow EWB-USA members,

The Rutgers University Chapter of Engineers Without borders will be hosting a two-day "Village Earth" workshop on May 30-31, 2009 (Saturday and Sunday) from 9-5pm at Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. The workshop will be led by Mr. David Bartecchi.  For more information about Village Earth, please visit
The workshop will cover the history of development, the power relationships between entering EWB teams and the community, and mistakes NGO's have made in the past. This is a perfect opportunity to prepare your travel teams for the social challenges they will face this summer.

The second day involves training in the Village Earth's Participatory Planning Assessment model. This model allows EWB chapters to "mobilize" the community, meaning having them all come together and identify what they want to see in their community, what obstacles lie in the path of this future, and what projects they want implemented to get them over those obstacles.
Attendance to the workshop is limited to 30 participants and is based on first-come-first-serve. Early registration is highly recommended to insure space availability. The cost of registration to the event is $75.00 per person. Please go to the following link to register for this event

The workshop will be held in room 117 of the Busch Campus Center. The address for the Busch Campus Center is:
604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854


Details about accommodation, which will need to arranged independently, can be obtained by contacting the Rutgers University Student Chapter of EWB-USA at:
Engineers Without Borders Rutgers University <>

Tom Nangle
President of the Rutgers University Chapter of EWB-USA