Engineers Without Borders


Engineers without Borders –
creating new horizons together

“Contri­buting to improving the quality of life” is a motto that not only fits with ILF’s vision, but certainly also applies to the association Engineers without Borders (IOG).In Austria, around 200 students and engineers work on a voluntary basis in five regional groups on various projects worldwide in order to create long-term social added value locally.

For example the regional group Tyrol (ILF Austria) is currently supported by six ILF volun­teers.
Their activities span all areas from purely technical project work and handi­c­rafts to cultural exchange, project management and event planning, public relations, fundraising and environ­mental management.

IOG projects with volunteer work by ILF staff:

Edu Zapa, Mexico — Rehabi­li­tation of an elementary school

Rago Ciao, Nepal — Water supply for agriculture

Tshuwa, Congo — Water for Tshumbe

Edu Zapa, Mexico - Rehabilitation of an elementary school
Rago Ciao, Nepal - Water supply for agriculture
Tshuwa, DR Congo - Water for Tshumbe

Employee Voices

Wolf, Bernadette

„Volun­teering is my personal contri­bution to making better living condi­tions possible for people in other parts of the world. At Engineers Without Borders, I meet like-minded people who enthu­si­asti­cally implement various projects.”

Bernadette Wolf
Transport Engineering

„Having completed various profes­sional assign­ments in developing countries on behalf of ILF, I also wanted to make a personal contri­bution, which is how I came across the organiz­ation Engineers Without Borders. For me, being able to use technical means to get to the roots of problems is a meaningful way to provide long-term develo­pment aid.”

Daniel Fischer
Electrical Engineering

„I would like to grow profes­sio­nally and perso­nally, and contribute to a better world. Engineers Without Borders is a good platform for this and allows me to meet many like-minded people.”

Rebekka Fischer
Stakeholder Engagement

„I am very interested in inter­na­tional projects. The mix of students from different disci­plines and experi­enced engineers creates space for innovative ideas and for deliberate changes of perspective. Everybody is extremely motivated and keen to help each other.”

Daniel Kratschmayr
Construction Management
Obereder, Nina

„I like the “Engineers Without Borders” concept: volun­teers with technical know-how, personal commitment and corre­sponding motivation, who are the key to making a diffe­rence, together. Whilst pursuing this goal, we get to know other cultures and new people and are offered oppor­tu­nities to expand our horizons.”

Nina Obereder

„Engineers Without Borders gives me the oppor­tunity to make my own personal contri­bution to creating better living condi­tions in the Global South – as part of a committed group and through technical develo­pment coope­ration. The social and profes­sional exchange with colleagues, as well as the coope­ration with the people involved in the project on site, are a new source of motivation for me time and time again.”

Nils Focke
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