RedR UK London Trip
One benefit of being involved in a society such as Engineers without Borders is the opportunity to travel with other members to exciting places to further develop your interests and to have new experiences.
In August of last year, a group of members including myself were able to visit London to take part in a training course based around the issue of shelter in disaster-stricken areas organised by RedR UK, an international humanitarian NGO which supports aid organisations and other humanitarian groups across the world to ensure disaster-prone communities prepare for, respond to and recover from natural and man-made disasters.
This was an extremely interesting event and presented the opportunity to understand and discuss the vast array of issues and challenges facing both the people who are affected in these situations as well as those who seek to provide relief. We were also joined by students Oxford and University College London.
Whilst in London we also had the chance to explore the city and take in its sights and sounds, from Covent Garden to the Science Museum as well as getting to see the impressive Thames flood barrier up close.
Overall, this trip was an incredible adventure, a wonderful opportunity to get to know new people and to get inspired!