Travel with a purpose
Would you like to travel and be more than just a spectator?
Why not be part of the community where you are going? Help the people you are visiting by following Gods call to take His word known to all the nations?
Why not use your time away from work or studies to be part of our outreach to the poor? Reaching and helping people without homes, health care or schools.
Designing a building in the developing world may not be what you are used to ... bricks are made of the local mud and fired on-site, any structure made of wood is termite-food, and buildings have skirt walks to prevent torrential rains from entering.
People are gracious and may kill their only chicken to give you a special meal.
Pursuing effective cross-cultural communication, incorporating local materials and methods, maximising the use of passive ventilation and efficient building systems, and introducing improvements to common building practices are some of the challenges of an EMI project.
Are you considering volunteering your time to join a project trip?
Take a look at what you should expect to gain from the experience, and how your life and other people's lives might be changed because you took time out with a purpose...
After the Trip
When you return, you will given membership of the EMI Network. This community is interested in design issues in developing nations. It is a great place to learn practical ways of meeting design challenges in less than western conditions.
Get more information on volunteering on a project trip.