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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.

February 2019 - Announcing the 2019 EFOD Cycle Challenge - Full details here.

Kachumbala Health Centre 3 Maternity Unit in NE Uganda won a Fram3 World Award on Wednesday 20th in Amsterdam.
Designed by HKS and EFOD Cardiff, built by EFOD South West Wales and Cyfle Building Skills using local labour -   Further detail here.

            Latest 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'   Click here

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

July 2018   -   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. In June the unit had been 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!
                      When the unit was opened it was front page news!     Ian Flower's Facebook post & a Ugandan press report.

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

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

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.

In 2017 - Kathy's Centre was completed and opened    -    EFOD NW slide presentation    and    More slides & onward links

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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