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Pittsburgh Students PHB March 2013 Honduras
$17,378 of $17,700
98% of goal
Completed, Thank You!
12 volunteers needed
100% of goal

Start Date: Mar 8, 2013 12:00 AM
End Date: Mar 14, 2013 12:00 AM

Volunteer Activity Description:
Public Health volunteers spend 7 days in Honduras, improving basic home infrastructure and providing health education to help reduce the incidences of life-threatening, but preventable, diseases in a rural community. With an understanding of the holistic model that focuses on education, community health sustainability and infrastructural development, volunteers first receive a comprehensive introduction to the country\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s public health challenges and the Public Health program\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s ground-up solution. They will take a tour of the community Public Health is currently working in, introduce themselves to the beneficiary families, and meet with the Basic Sanitation Committee (CSB). Then, working side-by-side with community members and local masons, volunteers construct five infrastructure projects meant to improve the health of the home and surrounding environment: eco-stoves, latrines, pilas (water storage units), showers and concrete floors. Additionally, as a key component of the program, Public Health volunteers collaborate with the Basic Sanitation Committee and local teachers to help provide community-wide education workshops and training, proliferating sanitation and hygiene practices and empowering families with both the knowledge and tools to live healthier lives.

Volunteers (13) View All
Abby Smith
$1,500
Goal
$1,475
Raised
Heather Jue-Wong
$1,500
Goal
$1,475
Raised
Jean Kim
$1,500
Goal
$1,475
Raised
Jill Jaycox
$1,500
Goal
$100
Raised
Kenneth Li
$1,500
Goal
$1,475
Raised
Leela Chockalingam
Health, Education,
$1,500
Goal
$1,475
Raised
Leslie Tay
$1,500
Goal
$1,475
Raised
Madeline Chan
$1,500
Goal
$1,475
Raised
Pu Fang (Amy) Hung
$1,500
Goal
$1,475
Raised
Reyna Pacis
$1,500
Goal
$1,475
Raised
sara saheb kashaf
$1,500
Goal
$775
Raised
Shaun Ranade
$1,500
Goal
$1,750
Raised
Yang You
$1,500
Goal
$1,475
Raised
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 Shaun Ranade donated $275 507 days ago
 Guest User donated $661 507 days ago
 Jean Kim donated $128 510 days ago
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