Four IEEE SIGHT Groups Help Rural and Underserved Communities

Volunteers organize technology workshops and help install energy-efficient technologies

26 February 2016

With more than 426,000 members, IEEE is capable of doing a world of good. Volunteers in almost two dozen countries are applying their engineering expertise to humanitarian causes at the local level. They’re holding computer classes and bringing LEDs to low-income communities in India, for example, and organizing technology workshops in Colombia and Uganda.

The IEEE SIGHT program helps sponsor and promote the projects by connecting IEEE members so they can work together to help those in need. There are 76 SIGHT groups around the world. Here’s what a few of them have been up to.

IEEE membership offers a wide range of benefits and opportunities for those who share a common interest in technology. If you are not already a member, consider joining IEEE and becoming part of a worldwide network of more than 400,000 students and professionals.

Learn More