AECOM Impact Blog: Employee has an Unforgettable Experience During “Engineers Without Borders” Volunteer Trip

By Aaron Lee, AECOM Engineer, Water
Sep 4, 2014 10:00 AM ET
Aaron Lee, an engineer in AECOM's water business line, harrows (cleans) a biosand filter with “local” materials as part of his Engineers Without Borders volunteer efforts in Fiji.

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As our truck rolled into the village center, children and adults alike would wave, with wide smiles and yell “Bula!”  This means “hello” in Fijian, and for two weeks, I would hear it from every person I met. I have just returned from an Engineers Without Borders (EWB) project implementation trip to Fiji and will attempt to capture a glimpse of my experiences with this post.

Learn more about Aaron's experience volunteering with EWB in Fiji.

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