The Water Promise - School Outreach
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School outreach led by the Ministry of Education and Training, the output will be careers school outreach modules and a network of teachers able to run the modules to secondary students in particular girls ;
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On September 21st, an inspiring gathering took place as six schools united under the banner of the Water Promise School Outreach Program.
This workshop served as a unifying platform, bringing together science teachers from five schools to enhance our collective knowledge and skills. The generous funding provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Zealand through the Water Promise Program, alongside the ongoing support of the Engineers Without Borders New Zealand and partnership from the Ministry of Education and Training, has been indispensable in making this event possible. We also commend the EWB Vanuatu Team and the six schools involved for their unwavering commitment to lead the way in our program.
The core focus of the workshop was centered around embracing the principles and mindsets of Human-Centered Engineering, as skillfully presented by Mr. Steve Tarimaemae, the EWBA Technical Program Manager. The workshop placed special emphasis on applying this approach to address the unique challenges faced by each school, fostering collaborative efforts to discover innovative solutions together.
We are eagerly anticipating the forthcoming implementation of basic engineering activities within these schools. Together, we shall continue to make waves in the realm of education and engineering, transforming the lives of students and communities alike.
Engineers Without Borders New Zealand - EWBNZ
We are thrilled to share the incredible success of our recent workshop ( 20/09/2023) for 3rd-year students at the School of Education, Vanuatu National University. 📚 This workshop was an inspiring journey into the world of Human-Centered Engineering, where innovation and learning came together in harmony. 🌍
The workshop engaged our talented students with the principles of Human-Centered Engineering. The highlight of the workshop was the exciting bridge-building activity, where students applied the Human-Centered Engineering Technical Development Approach guiding principles.
We are immensely proud of the students' enthusiasm and commitment.
A massive thank you to MFAT for making this possible and for the dedicated faculty at the National University of Vanuatu School of Education and all the students who made this workshop a resounding success. 🙏 Let's continue to innovate, learn, and grow together as we shape the leaders of tomorrow! 💪🌱
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The School Outreach module content is now available in French Version. Check it out and let us know your views.
English Version: https://vea.vu/course/school-outreach-modules/
French Version: https://vea.vu/course/modules-de-sensibilisation-scolaire/
Launching of the Vanuatu 🇻🇺 Engineers Association (VEA). Happening soon
The Official Launching of the Vanuatu Engineers Association (VEA)
The Vanuatu Engineers Association (VEA) will have its Official Launching on the 23rd of September 2022. The VEA President Mr. Binaru invites all VEA Members including other Engineers throughout Vanuatu to be part of this historical event. The detail of the launching is as follows:
Date: Friday 23rd September 2022
Time: 3pm - 6pm
Place: MIPU Green Space
Port Vila, Vanuatu
please check out the the attached flyer and the vea website for more information https://vea.vu/
Engineers Without Borders New Zealand - EWBNZ
Welcome Melinda Obed to the EWB Team.
Last month we Welcome our New staff member Melinda Obed as the new Manaaki Programme Coordinator.
Melinda will be taking lead in the delivery of the programme activities For the Water Promise Project.
This covers three areas: an onboarding process for DoWR to increase new recruits’ hard and soft skills, building an individual’s training tracking tool; a school outreach component working in close consultation with Ministry of Education and Training, developing careers school outreach modules and a network of teachers able to run the modules to secondary students, in particular girls, and the establishment of a Vanuatu Engineers Association offering professional development modules and a network promoting industry internships.
Living in a Tropical island nation that frequently tops the charts for the nation with the highest overall disaster risk is one of the motivations behind Melinda Obed working in the Environment and Climate Sector. She had the opportunity to join the Incredible Climate Team in the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department family (VMGD) working in various roles including; Climatologist, Principle scientific officer for Seasonal Forecasting and Manager for the Climate Services Division. In her 9 years working for the government she was fortunate to travel to some of the most remote communities around Vanuatu conducting awareness and installing rain gauges to representing Vanuatu in Regional meetings.
For the past three years, she engaged as an environment safeguards consultant with the amazing KBC-Elevate Vanuatu Limited team in a number of projects.
In this profession she hopes to effect change through empowering businesses, communities or individuals with knowledge, tools, resources that strengthen resilience to environmental challenges and climate change impacts.
The Newly Elected Executives for the Vanuatu Engineers Association.
The Vanuatu Engineers Association gathered for their first Annual General Meeting on Thursday the 25th of August 2022 to elect their new council. Congratulations VEA on achieving this significant milestone!!!
The elected VEA Council is:
President: Johnson B Iauma , DG for Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities.
Vice President: Cyrille Minguy, Mainguy Consulting Engineer & Project management ( MCEPM)
Secretary: Bikenibeu Ieremiah, BI Consulting
Vice Secretary: Solip Nato, Mainguy Consulting Engineer & Project management ( MCEPM)
Treasurer: Larry Abel, Unelco
Vice Treasurer: Serah Chillia, Department of Energy.
Let us continue to spread the good word about engineering and the impact it can do to our communities.
'We organised a workshop with our partners to explain the methodology of our 'Technology Development Approach', the 'TDA'. Mitch Horrocks, our Technology Development Lead from Australia has been in country for the past few weeks and he was able to present this new methodology from EWB. This was an interactive session to show how we work closely with communities, designing technologies that are appropriate, user-centred and impactful.
Thanks to our partners Shefa Province, Mamma's Laef, Kokoriko community members and Erakor Bridge community members for attending'
International Women in Engineering Day Celebration 2022.
The International Women in Engineering Day Celebration will be happening tomorrow 23rd June 2022. The Program starts at 8am and should end 12pm. All Women Engineers are invited, please pass on the Message to any Women Engineer you know to contract us if they wish to attend.
Check Out the Attached photos for more information.
Thank you for your understanding.
Engineers Without Borders in Vanuatu, check out their page for more information.
How do I know if Engineering could be a potential for me.
The International Women in Engineering Day Celebrations 23rd of June 2022.
Dear Female Members of the VEA,
As we are getting close to the International Women in Engineering Day 2022, we would like to invite you to the celebration event on the 23rd of June.
The program schedule is attached herewith. We have two different sets of activities, one is gathering at Yumiwork and the other is the School Outreach program.
Please see the program details in the attachment. Also, please help share it among Women Engineers that are not on this page.
Kindly, please confirm your attendance by 20th June.
In case you forgot to confirm, you are welcome to attend the program.
If you have any questions, please reach out to any of us.
Looking forward to seeing you, Thank you.
International Women in Engineering Day - 23rd of June 2022. Please let us know if you are interested to participate in the Celebrations. All Women Engineers are welcome including Women working for Engineering Companies.
On the 23rd of June 2022, women engineers and women working in engineering industries will celebrate the International Woman in Engineers day (INWED 2022). The objective of the celebrations:
1. To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day INWED 2022
2. First in country gathering among women engineers in Vanuatu
3. To build networking among women engineers in Vanuatu-to support each other in engineering career
4. School outreach program: to encourage school students, mainly girls to be informed about engineering studies and career to choose
If you are a female engineer or you are employed by an engineering company, you are welcome to participate in the celebration. Please send as a private message to confirm your participation.
Check Out the Vanuatu Engineers Association (VEA) Brochures
Engineers Without Borders New Zealand (EWBNZ) wishes to inform all the six MoET selected schools that the draft school outreach module content is now available for your review and feedbacks. Please check your emails and follow the instructions via that email. Let us know if you have any questions and do pass on the message to the other teachers who are part of the school outreach activity.
The Schools Teachers that were part of the online workshops that just ended early this month will now be involved in the review of the school outreach module content. This module content focuses on the basics of Engineering.
Please continue to follow this page for more update.
The EWBNZ have now completed the online workshops with the six MoET selected schools:
1. Onesua Presbyterian College
2. Mele Suango
3. Ecole Public Centre Ville
4. Seaside School
5. Lycee LAB and
In the coming weeks/month we will be moving to the next phase of the school outreach activity.
Please continue to follow this page for more update on the progress of this activity.
Vanuatu Engineers Association - VEA
The Engineering without Borders New Zealand is conducting three activities that aims to support the Department of Water Resources to deliver its Goals to bring water for all by 2030. It focuses on three sub-Activities: Activity number two:
2. A school outreach component led by Ministry of Education and Training, which output will be careers school outreach modules and a network of teachers able to run the modules to secondary students in particular girls ;
For this particular Activity it focuses on school outreach throughout selected schools to promote engineering and motivate students particularly girls to take up engineering as a career.
Official Launching of the VEA has been Postponed. Stay Tune for the updated date.
The Official launching of the Vanuatu Engineers Association has been postpone. The Date will be confirmed and then be communicated to all invited Organizations and Schools.
First Meeting with the principals for the schools. Ecole centre ville,Lycee and Sea side school
First school outreach visit at Mele Suango and Montmartre
On the 28th of January 2022, The EWBNZ school outreach team visited Onesua Presbyterian College and Mele Millennium Bilingual School to briefly introduce the introduction of school outreach activity and how the schools will be involved in the activity. The schools were very existed and are happy to be selected by the MoET to be part of the activity. Onesua Presbyterian College_2021
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