What is Sustainable Development?

The following blog post was written by guest blogger Claire Seigworth. “Sustainable development” increasingly is discussed and becoming part of our daily lexicon.  It is also part of Global Brigades mission, so as many of you embark on your brigade you should take some time to reflect on these two questions: where did this idea […]

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Social Business Plan Winner Announced!

Emerging Opportunities for Sustainability (EOS) International is a non-profit organization that was started by a group of engineers from Iowa State University in 2008 to promote appropriate technology in the developing world. EOS co-founder Wesley Meier, a previous Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua, has been working to help research ways that technologies can be used […]

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First Ever GB Honduras Women’s Conference a Success!

February 7th was the first ever Global Brigades Honduras Women’s Conference! 30 female Global Brigades staff and 70 female leaders from the Basic Sanitation Committees, Community Health Workers, Community Banks, and Water Councils from 12 different communities came together in the local municipality of Cantarranas to participate and share experiences during this day.   There […]

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Millennium Development Goals

The following was written by Claire Seigworth, a guest blogger for Global Brigades. The New Year is a time when people reflect on the hope and promise of the upcoming year and create resolutions for themselves. As March begins, I ask you all: how many of you are still following your resolutions? My guess is […]

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The GB Exchanges are Here!

The GB Exchanges are Here! If you just got back from a Brigade, or are planning to go on one this year, Global Brigades invites you to attend at least one of the GB Exchanges coming to your region this spring. To see a list of the events and register now, please visit www.globalbrigades.org/members-events. Everyone is […]

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How Did You Spend Valentine’s Day?

Romantic Valentine’s Day MCAT plans?   February – that time of the year when people daydream of valentines, candy hearts, roses and romantic gestures. While you, intrepid pre-med student, are preoccupied with daydreams about physics equations, the intricacies of mitosis vs. meiosis and the trends on the periodic table. As the commercials say, “every kiss begins with […]

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How Has GB Affected Your Academic Path?

 Arish Jamil, a volunteer from Emory University, answers the following questions: How has Global Brigades affected your academic path? As the hot Ghanain sun scorched above me, I ran towards the mosque in Adensimam carrying a five year old. The kid was the Imam’s son (Muslim preacher) and for some reason had grown an attachment […]

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Women in Leadership Program in Panama

How are you spending your spring break? Come to Panama, meet women from around the world and improve your leadership skills while earning university credit.   Panama was named the #1 travel destination by New York Times last year! Experience the culture and beauty that Panama has to offer during this 10 day program.  This […]

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“How has Global Brigades Affected Your Academic Path?”

Cheryl Cheah is a volunteer from the University of Arizona and answers the following question, “How has Global Brigades Affected Your Academic Path?” I had the opportunity to brigade to Ghana last winter break and it was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. Before going to Ghana with the University of Arizona […]

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“How has Global Brigades affected your academic path?”

Pelashia Moore, a volunteer from Emory University, answers the question, “How has Global Brigades affected your academic path?” in this short YouTube video.

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