The Inaugural Fellowship: Redefining Possibilities

The Inaugural Fellowship: Redefining Possibilities Carter Neugarten, 01/13/2010 Global Brigades (GB) has redefined the possibilities available to students.  In an international social movement, students are uniting on university campuses around the world to travel to the homes, schools, and workplaces of Latin Americans to provide sustainable services and lead major development projects. This past fall, […]

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Peterborough Medical Brigade – Sad Farewell to Dr. Hardy Friesen

Global Brigades partner, Friends of Honduran Children (FoCH) is a thriving non-profit organization based in Peterborough, Ontario in Canada that annually organizes three Medical Brigades.  In the last eight years, Dr. Hardy Friesen has been instrumental with the development of FoHC Medical Brigades. Under his direction, FoHC Medical Brigades provided $1 million worth of medicine […]

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Another new video!

Check out our NEW RECRUITMENT VIDEO, by Derrick Nation (GB staff member currently living in Honduras). [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/kK3PK721kmI” width=”425″ height=”344″ allowfullscreen=”true” fvars=”fs=1″ /]

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GEB is Up and Running (using alternative energy, of course!)

It’s been just over three weeks since I touched ground in the green, tropical paradise of Panama. I arrived to a full house of energetic, passionate, hard working, intelligent, dedicated and fun people all working for Global Brigades. Yes, that was a bit of an adjective overload, but these individuals deserve every one of those […]

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Why Brigade?: From The Classroom to The Jungle

In Novermber of 2007, the Washington Post published a front page article entitled “Fulfillment Elusive for Young Altruists In the Crowded Field of Public Interest” which sent a shockwave throughout the circuit of Washington DC Universities and forced many university administrators and faculty to start an open dialogue about realistic career prospects for students concentrating […]

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Making the Law, in the Middle of the Panamanian Rainforests

The Law Brigades program sounded at first impractical, complicated and even nonviable. How are you going to teach such theoretical and technical concepts to indigenous people for the first time? Who is to say that they are going to listen to our suggestions instead of continuing doing things like they’ve being doing for long before […]

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