Columbia Social Enterprise Conference

By Trudy Lei Last Friday, I was lucky enough to attend Columbia Business School’s Social Enterprise Conference, where I had the opportunity to hear from leaders in the sector, from NYC Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen to former Vice President Al Gore. As an alumna of Global Water Brigade…

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Student Testimonials: Medical Brigades Ghana

Student Testimonies, Ghana Medical Brigades That’s why every year, we host events where motivated students can learn to become better global leaders. Through these conferences, we empower volunteers to share and expand their knowledge and bond over a common goal: to make this wor…

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The Role of Empathy During a Brigade

Empathy is not the same as sympathy. When you show sympathy, you demonstrate emotion as an outsider. “I don’t understand how you’re feeling. I feel sorry for you.” On the other hand, by showing empathy, you understand–or at least try to understand–the emotions and tho…

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2014 Student Leadership Conference: The Growth of Critical Thinkers

Global Brigades has a mission to both impact the minds of partner community members and international students around the world. Through capacity trainings and community-sustained projects, Global Brigades aims to motivate health and economic development through empowerment and s…

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The Rooting of Capacity and Growth in Community – A Canadian Perspective

With over 30,000 university students and professionals mobilized in the past 10 years, I’m not at all hesitant to say that Global Brigades must be doing something right. Empowering volunteers and under-resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities is at …

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Ebuakwa Bakery

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT UPDATE – EBUAKWA BAKERY, EKUMFI EBUAKWA, GHANA Ekumfi Ebuakwa has had an established CDF since May 2012. They have a strong savings culture and have even piloted the loan system. In addition to that, the community members are really interested in the business…

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Architecture Brigades: Progress in Santa Rosa

Architecture Brigades: Although Global Brigades’ students are cramming for midterms in the library, construction of the secondary school in Santa Rosa continues moving forward thanks to the efforts of professional brigaders from DHL. 20 volunteers trekked to Santa Rosa and worked alongside community members to erect a roof over the library, bathrooms, and corridor and […]

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Brigader Feedback: Medical Brigades to Honduras

We received this wonderful letter from Danielle Harrison, a Medical Brigades volunteer to Honduras from the University of Oklahoma. Read her firsthand perspective about working in-country and with our amazing staff members. This was my fourth trip with Global Brigades and it was by far the best. Our GB staff was absolutely amazing! They were […]

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Host a screening of Sundance Award-Winning Documentary “Blood Brother” This Fall to Raise Awareness and Funds for Global Brigades

 Film Synopsis:  Rocky went to India as a disillusioned tourist. When he met a group of children with HIV, he decided to stay and devote his life to them. This unmistakable power of love is celebrated in this story of one man’s decision to move to India and restart his life among the dispossessed. Winner of […]

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Help over 4,000 community members receive healthcare access!

El Canton Health Center Fundraising Campaign now open on Empowered.org! http://www.empowered.org/El-Canton-Health-Center–Raise-the-Roof-4 Please take a look at how you can help to finish the roof of the El Canton Centro de Salud, one of two major projects currently under construction through Global Architecture Brigades Honduras, by the end of 2013. We are starting a global online […]

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