77 in 5: A Deadline for Sustainable Transitions

Global Brigades responds to the United Nations call to eliminate poverty and addresses the Sustainable Development Goals while sustainably transitioning out of 77 communities in 5 years.

Ghana, One Year Later: Microfinance

In Part IV of our Ghana, One Year Later blog series, Global Brigades Ghana prepares communities to support themselves.

Ghana, One Year Later: Education

In one community, Global Brigades Ghana realizes something outside of our Holistic Model is missing…

Ghana, One Year Later: Health

Health posts dot the landscape of Ekumfi District. But when even the nearest health post is still too far to reach, how do remote communities access medical care?

Ghana, One Year Later: Water

Rain falls most steadily in Ghana from May to September, and for communities in the Ekumfi District, more rain means more drinking water.

Remembering Elsi Marisol

It is with great sadness that we share with you the news that our reference patient and sol, Elsi Marisol, passed away on Thursday, November 19.

Help Us Continue Our Work In Ghana

Dear Global Brigades Family: I am writing you from Ghana with the most urgent note you will have ever received from me. With a most heavy heart, I must formally announce that Global Brigades is indefinitely suspending Brigades to Ghana, given the Ebola outbreak in the region. Alt…

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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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World Toilet Day

The toilet and in general, sanitation systems, are typically not on the mind of people who live in developed countries. However, for the 2.5 billion people who do not have access to toilets or sanitation, this is a daily concern. In order to raise attention and also to overcome t…

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Expanding Out West

For the past several years Global Brigades Panama has centralized its efforts in Eastern Panama, in the Panama Este and Darien Provinces. Now, with rapidly increasing student numbers and highly experienced staff, we are excited to announce that we will not only continue working i…

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