Global Brigades

A national non-profit using a holistic model empowering university volunteers and under-resourced communities to work together to ‘resolve global health and economic disparities and inspire all involved to collaboratively work towards an equal world.’ Basically focusing on sustainable development.

Each chapter at Boston University (and nationally) focuses on a different part of sustainable development within each community.

Something the program emphasizes is volunteers aren’t helping/saving communities, they are instead working WITH the communities and it’s important to note that the communities want/request GB involvement.

All programs are structured in the following way:
Volunteers prep for their week-long visit to Ghana/Honduras/Nicaragua/Panama during the academic semester/year by fundraising, learning about their country, and readying educational materials. The week consists of service, education, and cultural immersion days.

Learn more on the national organization’s website.

Architecture:
Fulfills the main GB mission through ‘design and hands-on construction of schools and health centers.
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Business:
Provides financial planning and loan knowledge and management in less developed communities.
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Environmental:
Develops ‘sustainable environmental solutions to mitigate ecological degradation in bio-rich, but economically disadvantaged communities.
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Human Rights:
Contribute to sustainable development in communities through offering legal consulting and rights resources.
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Medical:
Supply medical necessities and care to communities through temporary clinics in the villages.
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Water:
Build clean water systems and host water education in the communities.
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