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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Interns Help Improve Household Rainwater Harvesters

Last summer GB Ghana offered two highly competitive, one month long, internships on the overarching theme of innovative solutions for sustainable impact. Interns were given the opportunity to work behind the scenes with our in-country staff, participating in a combination of Brig…

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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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New UN Climate Change Report

The following blog post was written by guest blogger Claire Seigworth. Claire graduated with a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Spanish Literature from Marquette University. She has traveled to many Latin American countries, studied in Santiago, Chile and worked in Panama for Global Brigades. Recently the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change […]

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Breakthrough in DEET

The following blog post was written by guest blogger Claire Seigworth. Claire graduated with a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Spanish Literature from Marquette University. She has traveled to many Latin American countries, studied in Santiago, Chile and worked in Panama for Global Brigades. Breakthrough in DEET One of the best defenses against […]

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