Irish division of Global Brigades International non-profit organisation. We create sustainable social and economic change in third world countries. We train our student volunteers to apply their academic knowledge in a third world context. GB Ireland empowers volunteers with the material, know-how, and support to assess and deliver solutions that provide value while preserving local culture.
Human Rights Brigades volunteers work with Panamanian lawyers to provide pro-bono legal consulting through a 7 day brigade in Panama. Student volunteers can either join an existing chapter on their campus or create their own chapter and recruit other volunteers. Human Rights Brigades provides services to remote communities using a community focused model, where volunteers shadow and assist lawyers as they provide legal consulting to individual families in the community. Human Rights Brigades primarily works with remote communities that are under resourced and largely unaware of their legal rights.
Medical Brigade volunteers have the opportunity to shadow licensed doctors in medical consultations and assist in a pharmacy under the direction of licensed pharmacists through a one week Medical Brigade in Ghana, Honduras or Panama. Student volunteers can either join an existing Medical Brigades chapter on their campus or create their own chapter and recruit other volunteers. Each of our partner community receives a brigade every 3 to 4 months where hundreds of patients are treated and volunteers deliver public health workshops. Between brigades our in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and to conduct Community Health Worker (CHW) trainings to empower local leaders to sustain a consistent level of healthcare.
Water Brigade volunteers assist in designing and implementing water systems to prevent communicable illnesses in communities through 7 day Water Brigades in Honduras or Ghana. Student volunteers can either join an existing Water Brigades chapter on their campus or create their own chapter and recruit other volunteers. Our in-country team members work with water experts and community leaders to design large scale water systems for the entire community. Once the water system is blueprinted, volunteers work side-by-side with community members to implement and provide the education for maintenance through the creation of community water counsels.
Microfinance Brigade volunteers work with community bank loan officers to consult potential borrowers on improving financial sustainability through a 7 day Microfinance Brigade in Honduras. Student volunteers can either join an existing Microfinance Brigades chapter on their campus or create their own chapter and recruit other volunteers. Volunteers provide rural communities with the educational, financial, and organizational resources necessary to sustainably drive their own economic development. By partnering with other international organizations in microfinance, Microfinance Brigades provides the financial backing and technical support to create and strengthen independent community banks.
Global Business Brigades (GBB) provides business consulting and strategic investment to support under resourced microenterprises in developing countries while respecting local culture and improving the environment. Our current focus is in remote and rural communities in Panama where we partner with other local development organizations to assess, implement and monitor sustainable development proj
Public Health Brigade volunteers empower under resourced communities in the developing world to decrease life threatening diseases by improving home infrastructure and providing public health education through a 10 day Public Health Brigade in Honduras.
Working side-by-side with community members, volunteers improve the overall infrastructure within the home through the construction of four projects: eco-stoves, latrines, water storage units and concrete floors.The four projects were chosen based on observations of medical brigade patient records, which illustrated high levels of respiratory, chagas and other preventable diseases caused by poor in-home health infrastructure. Between brigades our in-country team provides follow-up to ensure the maintenance of the structures.