About our EWB-USA student chapter
Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) is an international non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life in developing communities through the implementation of environmentally sustainable, equitable, and economical engineering projects. While advancing the quality of life in these communities, EWB-USA works to develop globally aware and personally responsible engineers and students.
The University of Nebraska student chapter of EWB-USA is a student-run organization with members from both Lincoln and Omaha campuses. Our student chapter works in Madagascar in partnership with the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership, an offshoot of the Henry Doorly Zoo's conservation work in Madgascar.
EWB-USA is an organization that supports community-driven development programs worldwide through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while fostering responsible leadership.
Madagascar Quick Facts
- Located off the southeast coast of Africa
- World's fourth largest island
- About the size of Texas
- 22 million people live there; over half of them are younger than 18 years old
- 77% of households live below the poverty level
- 80% of the animals and plants on Madagascar live nowhere else
- The average income is less than $1/day per person
- 90% of the original forest has been destroyed