Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of global on-profit organisations to receive a grant of $, ($, AUD) from Microsoft’s #UpgradeYourWorld campaign.
The grant, part of $ million given away globally, was allocated as part of a crowd sourcing campaign that saw non-profits chosen by Microsoft, while the remaining were voted on by the public. The top vote getters in each country (Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, the United Kingdom, United States) received $, each.
To continue our mission to engineer a better world, we rely on funding in the form of grants, partnerships and individual donations. Funding such as the Microsoft grant can have a significant impact on our ability to create positive change through humanitarian engineering.
The funding from Microsoft will be used for our Engineering On Country program, helping increase education and access of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the engineering sector. Currently, only .% of university applications to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, showing a deep underrepresentation within the sector.
The EWB team would like to thank our community for the ongoing support and their votes. We would also like to thank Microsoft for their generosity and their desire to #UpgradeTheWorld, a desire we thoroughly share.
For more infomation on the Grant please contact:
Ashleigh Peplow-Ball, Fundraising Manager and Impact Creator