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Engineers for Overseas Development ( EFOD )

Our aim is to deliver projects which improve the health, hygiene, education and self-sufficiency of poverty afflicted communities in a sustainable manner.

We are a Charitable Limited Liability company, founded by Ian Flower in 2000 to enhance the experience of young construction professionals.

We challenge our members to undertake development projects amongst some of the poorest communities in rural Africa
and provide them with opportunities to broaden their skills and experience.

November 2018 - News about the Zukuka Bora Coffee project   Link here
also the video 'story' on Geraint Vaughan's South View Productions website - the 'from "Crop to Cup" documentary'    

Two more of our recent videos :
Ian's thoughts & reflections
The 'Kachumbala' project
Both videos by Geraint Vaughan - South View Productions.

July   -   EFOD, HKS and Cyfle won the Chairman's Award at the Constructing Excellence Wales Annual Dinner for their work
                       at the Kachumbala HC3 Maternity Unit in Uganda.
June   -  Kachumbala Maternity Unit honoured with TWO accolades at the European Healthcare Design Awards  
               and also the Emerging Engineers Award from ICE Wales Cymru for the team responsible for its design and construction!

May  -   EFOD West Midlands Group picked up the ICE200 'Shaping the Future' Award for their work at Kotulai, Bukedea, NE Uganda.

April  -  Carla and Maha made it to Uganda! - Link to their story

                        EFOD NW participate in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - to assist in funding the Zukuka Bora project    Link here

                        EFOD Make a Difference For Kwarikwar Village    Link to details      News from the Zukuka Bora Coffee project
   Link here

March - Celebration & Reflection - EFOD's 18th Birthday
                  Ian Flower's Facebook posts - days 1 to 9            Ian's posts - days 10 to 17            Final Celebration Posting - Future Schemes - day 18

February - Up for challenges?
              EFOD NW cycling Coast 2 Coast as part of their Zukuka Bora fundraising    Link to details

              Following the success of last year's epic, Jeremy Fletcher is pleased to announce : The EFOD Cycle Challenge - 2018
                  Full details and account of last year's ride          You may also donate directly :

January - Bob Dunn was assisting EFOD West Midlands as a mentor, and was planning, to get more involved, but sadly died recently.
                   His widow has nominated EFOD as a beneficiary - we have opened a MyDonate page for EFOD WM in his memory.  Link to the page

                 - also - Link to EFOD London's pre-Christmas Fundraising Events.

November 2017 - Kachumbala Health Centre Maternity Unit opening was front page news!
                              Ian Flower's Facebook post + a Ugandan press report.

September - Kathy's Centre completed and opened    -    EFOD NW slide presentation.
                                                     Click here   for more slides + onward links - images 1 & 2 .

Recent YouTube videos to illustrate our efforts :   Kachumbala Health Centre Maternity Unit video - Construction completed
     Uganda - Building the Future by Geraint Vaughan.
                          Kathy's Community Centre Construction by Georgios Michas.

EFOD's efforts are coordinated through regional groups and may be contacted directly through members of their committees :    Link to contact list.

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