Engineers For Overseas Development
WHO WE ARE
We are a charity focused on developing young professionals in the UK Construction Industry by challenging members to plan and manage construction projects to alleviate poverty in Sub Saharan Africa.
EFOD was established by Ian Flower in 2000 and currently works through four regional teams across the UK.
Young volunteers from the construction industry; including engineers, architects, project managers and qualified apprentices, are challenged to form a team and design a solution to a problem. The team raises funds and visits the country in pairs for two weeks intervals to hire labour, purchase materials, supervise construction, and commission.
WHAT WE DO
Young construction professionals in the UK are challenged as a team to design a solution to address problems in Sub-Saharan Africa.
FUNDRAISING & SPONSORSHIP
Volunteers raise finance through fundraising events and corporate sponsorship to fund their projects.
Teams of volunteers travel overseas in pairs for two-week intervals. In this time they hire local labour, purchase materials and supervise construction and commissioning of their designs.