November 20, 2013. Global Communities has launched the 6th round of the Engineering Fellows Program, providing fellowships in engineering throughout the West Bank to 52 new graduates. This program is funded by USAID and implemented by Global Communities with partner EAJC.
Nasser Tukan, a fellow engineer engaged in the ‘Engineering Fellows Program’ shared his experience saying: “this is the first time I work in the field as an Engineer, at Al Haffasi Primary Co-educational School project in Kafr al Labad. What distinguishes this program is that we learn through practical experience, we also learn how to be responsible, how to deal with contractors directly, and how to properly document and report everything. During my study in the university, I noticed great difference between instructors who have practical experience and those who don’t have. Hence, my goal is to be an academic in the future so I can share the experience I gained with other people and students.”
The Engineering Fellows Program is part of the Local Governance and Infrastructure Program (LGI), funded by USAID, and implemented by CHF International.
As part of the Special Initiatives and Engineering Fellows Program, CHF International in coordination with the Engineers Association Jerusalem Center (EAJC), conducted a field visit last week to both the Wastewater Treatment Plant of Al-Bireh City, and to Rawabi City. The 58 Engineering Fellows whom participated were introduced to the wastewater treatment process, and informed of the use of the treated water in the irrigation system. As for the tour in Rawabi City, Engineering Fellows were exposed to new conceptual design, project components and services that will be provided to the city residents and visitors. They also learned about the challenges, and solutions contractors might face during the implementation phases. This initiative is part of the Local Governance and Infrastructure Program
(LGI), funded by USAID, and implemented by CHF International.
As part of his regular monitoring field visits, Dr. Khaled Qawasmeh - Minister of the Ministry of Local Government - visited Beit Surik main road project, where he met three Engineering Fellows involved in the construction and renovation of the main road in Beit Surik.
58 Engineering Fellows participated in a field visit to the Waste water Treatment Plant of Al-Bireh City, and to Rawabi City. This initiative is part of the Local Governance and Infrastructure Program (LGI), funded by USAID, and implemented by CHF International.
Global Communities celebrated the graduation of the 2014-2015 round of engineering fellows. The fellows completed eight months of technical, non-technical, and site training benefitting from the experience of Global Communities professionals. Several of the fellows have already secured employment either in Palestine or regionally.