WHAT IS GLOBAL BRIGADES?
Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. As a secular, international nonprofit organization, we mobilize student volunteers and professionals to empower communities in developing countries with programs that improve quality of life and environment, while respecting local culture. Students and professionals empower communities in Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama and Ghana through nine different programs: medical, dental, public health, business, architecture, environmental, human rights, micro-finance, and water.
To empower volunteers to facilitate sustainable solutions in under resourced communities.
To improve equality of life, by igniting the largest student-led social responsibility movement on the planet.
Empowerment, holistic approach, sustainability, scalability, financial transparency, collaboration.
UNLIKE OTHER POVERTY EFFORTS:
We have focused our programs on key health and economic factors that dramatically boost the well-being of communities when implemented together
FULL-TIME LOCAL TEAMS:
Skilled local team members work year round to execute programs alongside communities
COMMUNITY LED SUSTAINABILITY:
All programs establish local community committees to ensure future funding and maintenance for long term sustainability
Collaboration with local governments is crucial to the sustainability of our programs
FUNDED THROUGH STUDENT MOVEMENT:
Our admin and programs are fully-funded through our student volunteer movement, so each extra dollar directly supports the programs
WHAT The lsu chapter has achieved:
Medical and Dental brigade to Honduras in 2013
Medical, Dental, and Public Health brigade to Nicaragua in 2014
Medical and Dental brigade to Panama in 2015
Medical, Dental, Public Health, and Water to Nicaragua in 2016
Medical, Dental, and Public Health brigade to Honduras in 2017
Upcoming: TWO Medical, Dental, and Public Health Brigades to Nicaragua in 2018