Master of Business Administration, 2005
Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Timothy Peters is changing the world by empowering people to take charge of their futures. He traveled to Uganda with Engineers without Borders (EWB), a non-profit group dedicated to implementing sustainable engineering projects and training responsible engineers and engineering students.
Timothy and a group of volunteers visited six orphanages in Uganda to provide service and assess the needs of their villages for future trips. According to The Hunger Project, 40% of Ugandans do not have access to clean water. Projects included installing solar panels and electrical work for lighting and making water-system improvements.
Although he’s not an engineer, Timothy is the vice president of the local Salt Lake chapter of EWB and looks forward to doing more for this impoverished nation. “It’s not about giving them things; it is about empowering them to better themselves … I feel truly blessed for everything I have—starting with a wonderful family and the resources to travel to a place like [Uganda] and make a small change.”