Newsletter: October 3rd 2011

In this week's newsletter: 
1. Member Learning
2. School Outreach Presentation
3. Junior Fellowship Applications


Member Learning

Do you feel the government needs to do more about international poverty but not sure how you can convince them to do so? James will be leading a discussion on EWB advocacy campaign. He will be telling us what we can do to get the government to listen to us such as having meetings with Members of Parliament or advocacy through the media. Another topic of member learning this week is  the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). Come learn how the initiative can make foreign aid more effective. Member Learning will be on Thursday Oct 6th @ 6pm in Agriculture 1e85.
School Outreach Presentation

The first chance to volunteer for a school outreach presentation is coming up!

Would you like to help out with giving a workshop about global water
issues to a high school Physics class? We will be giving a workshop at
E.D. Feehan Catholic highschool from 8:50 am to 9:45 am one day during
the week of October 10th to 14th. To help decide exactly what day that
should be, fill out your availability at

If you are brand new to EWB or have never given a school outreach
workshop before, never fear. You can run the store (for the activity in
which students build water filters) or simply observe someone more
experienced give a presentation so that you can rock out at the front
of the classroom in the future :)

To see exactly what the workshop entails, go to

If you would like to be added to the Youth Engagement/ School Outreach
mailing list, email Alanna at

Junior Fellowship Applications

Are you interested in development in Africa? Would you like to experience a new culture? You can do both of these by volunteering with EWB overseas! A Junior Fellowship placement is a 4 month volunteer term overseas (in either Ghana, Burkino Faso, Malawi or Zambia).  It's an exciting way to spend your summer! Learn more about the program through the following links.

 Applications can be found at . Anyone can apply (engineering students AND non-engineering students ).  The deadline for applications is Oct 23rd.  More info can be found at about the program and the organization. If you have questions do not hesitate to contact either Steph or Raquel ( and They were our chapters latest Junior Fellows this summer, both volunteering in Zambia.