Editor’s note: Will Kirby, former leader of Engineers Without Borders, is in La Paz, Bolivia, working for Engineers in Action, an American nonprofit created through the partnership of Engineers Without Borders and the Methodist Church of Bolivia. He plans to stay with the group until late May. Here’s his first dispatch:
Engineers in Action is comprised of some low paid engineers and staff, plus a handful of volunteers. I’ll mostly be helping with some of Rolla’s EWB projects in Bolivia, primarily in the office but will most likely be making a few trips out in the field somewhere. I’ll also be helping out with some other EIA projects. The hours are great. We get there anywhere 8:30 and 9 a.m. We typically head home for lunch just after 12 p.m., which all in all takes almost two hours. Then quitting time is about 5:30 p.m. I could get used to it, I think.
February 20, 2009 by