International programmes

EWB-Asia supports the work of local community-based organisations working in areas of humanitarian engineering and appropriate technology, by facilitating and supporting their technical development through capacity building projects.

We provide this support through the long-term placements of volunteer engineers. Over the duration of 6-12 months, our volunteers will provide relevant engineering support and expertise to our partner on a specific program or project, as well as carry out technical capacity building within our partner organisation and with the local communities that they work with.

These placements offer the volunteers the opportunity to work hands-on in the field, gain better understanding of social, economic and cultural contexts in bringing technology to people and communities, and insights into delivering engineering aid that is appropriate and sustainable.

Proximity Designs

Proximity Designs is an award winning social enterprise based in Yangon, Myanmar, designing products and services that help Myanmar rural families achieve their goals.
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Cambodian Rural Development Team

The Cambodian Rural Development Team (CRDT) is a Cambodian NGO which aims to lift communities out of poverty in support of conservation through participatory, community-based approaches.


Rainwater Cambodia

Rainwater Cambodia supports rural communities in Cambodia to find solutions to access drinking water and sanitation through capacity development and strengthening of the private sector.


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“Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them.”

“Start with what they know. Build with what they have. But with the best leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say ‘We have done this ourselves’.” – Lao Tzu

This is a volunteer-matching service for other non-profit organisations seeking Singapore-based engineers for pro-bono and skilled volunteering work. EWB-Asia assists in the matching of volunteers according to the organisations’ project requirements. Volunteers who are interested in the opportunities listed are requested to respond directly to the organisations offering them.

Have a project to list? Contact us at to request for a Volunteer Request Form