Welcome Echo’s newest board member.

By September 18, 2016 Blog

Say hello to Echo’s newest board member! 

Echo International Aid would like to welcome its newest board member, Emma McDonald.

Emma is a Masters of Teaching (Secondary) student at the University of Melbourne with a background in publishing and the Australian not-for-profit sector. She teaches at a free school for disadvantaged children in Kathmandu called EDUC and is heading an international project team to construct a brand new, earthquake-safe building (the current building was hit by last year’s quake). Emma is passionate about the intersection of education, creativity and social disadvantage.

The EDUC building project is now a formal project of Echo International Aid. The project is also an exciting partnership between Architects Without Frontiers Australia and Sydney-based architecture firm HDR Rice Daubney. One of HDR Rice Daubney’s senior architects, David Anderson, has been leading a team of architects who have been working around the clock to finalise the school’s new building design – all pro bono.

For more information about the project or to donate, head to the project page here.

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