ALTEN employees support EWB’s project to provide an orphanage in Tanzania with electricity through solar power

07/17/2019

In 2018, ALTEN chose to dedicate our Christmas gift to Engineers Without Borders and their project to provide an orphanage in Tanzania with electricity through solar power. The decision to donate money to the organization also served as springboard for deeper collaboration between ALTEN and Engineers Without Borders. ALTEN-employees were during July given the opportunity to support Engineers Without Borders in their project in Tanzania. Sebasthian and Hugh were two of them who took the chance!

 

Sebasthian

What are you working with here at ALTEN?

I work as a consultant at ALTEN Jönköping. At the moment, I’m working for Volvo Cars as a Test leader and Business Analyst in a project in China where we are about to build a new production line. 

How are you supporting the EWB project?

I work stand by here in Sweden, in a support group, ready to help the volunteers in Tanzania. The volunteers have limited access to internet and other sources of information. As soon as they are recognizing a problem they can’t solve, they can call or text the support group and we will do everything to help them to find a solution.

What made you support this project?

I took the chance to learn something new and saw the opportunity to use my competence to make a difference.

 

 

Hugh

What are you working with here at ALTEN?

I work as a consultant at ALTEN in Gothenburg, and I have just finished my assignment at Volvo Cars as Project Engineer, and now I’m ready to start a new assignment after the summer!

How are you supporting the EWB project?

I’m part of the support group and helping the volunteers by answering their questions, check calculations, giving recommendations and running simulations.

Why is it important for you to support this project?

I had never heard of EWB until Alten became a sponsor of them last year, and I have followed them since then. I was delighted when this project was advertised, and my skills were of the type they were looking for. I’ve always spent evenings on computers, cars or bikes. It’s nice to spend this time on something more creative as a change.

 

Read more about the project on Engineer Without Borders website!

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