In much of the world, people are struggling to merely survive to the next day. Education, technology, and opportunities to better their situation are not available to them. Through recruiting, training, and mobilizing an international network of compassionate, Christian professionals and students from fields such as engineering, technology, and the sciences, Global Appropriate Technology Ministries (GATM) provides free technical services to people and organizations of or who are working in impoverished regions of the world. GATM seeks to educate its network, and others, about appropriate technology through university student chapters, seminars, conferences, and online resources.
What we mean by Appropriate Technology
Our appropriate technology is technology customized for each people group and is engineered with the design constraints of cultural acceptability, environmental and financial sustainability, technical maintainability.
"But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?" I John 3:17
ENGINEERS WITH A MISSION
Engineers, like many other professions, have a special knowledge and gift to share. As the western developed world becomes more advanced every day, the plight of those struggling for the basic necessities should be of greater concern to us. They might be on another continent, but how can we be indifferent to our brothers and sisters dying of disease from lack of clean water when we know how to help them? We do not believe in aid. Handing out technology and material goods to those who have no ownership or responsibility is not wise. However, we endeavor to partner with and assist those who are striving for a better life and hope for the future, but might not be able to do so alone. Engineers with a Mission, the engineering branch of GATM, is currently made up of three programs: our university student chapters, the Compassioneers Network, and the sending agency. Find out more about these programs under our Join Us page.