Global Brigades USA

  • About Global Brigades USA
    Global Brigades USA is the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Our mission is to empower volunteers and under-resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities and inspire all involved to collaboratively work towards an equal world. Since 2005, more than 30,000 volunteers from 800 university groups have traveled to implement our nine skill-based programs to benefit more than 600,000 community members in Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Ghana.

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Water Brigades at University of Michigan Dearborn

University of Michigan - Dearborn is a chapter of Global Water Brigades, an international movement of university students working alongside local communities and technicians to implement clean water systems in the developing world. Water systems are designed, planned, and budgeted with partner communities and local leaders are identified by the community to serve as the community’s Water Council, which collects monthly water fees from households to operate and maintain the constructed water system. It then takes several months of construction by volunteers, staff and community members to complete and can include several large scale components, such as dams and storage tanks in order to pipe clean water to individual homes. nnIn conjunction with our Water Program, Global Brigades also supports communities with healthcare, economic development and sanitation projects, and uniquely implements these programs in a holistic model to meet a community’s health and economic goals. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably evolving to a relationship of impact monitoring. To learn more, please visit www.globalbrigades.org.

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Water Brigades at University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago is a chapter of Global Water Brigades, an international movement of university students working alongside local communities and technicians to implement clean water systems in the developing world. Water systems are designed, planned, and budgeted with partner communities and local leaders are identified by the community to serve as the community’s Water Council, which collects monthly water fees from households to operate and maintain the constructed water system. It then takes several months of construction by volunteers, staff and community members to complete and can include several large scale components, such as dams and storage tanks in order to pipe clean water to individual homes. nnIn conjunction with our Water Program, Global Brigades also supports communities with healthcare, economic development and sanitation projects, and uniquely implements these programs in a holistic model to meet a community’s health and economic goals. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably evolving to a relationship of impact monitoring. To learn more, please visit www.globalbrigades.org.

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WATER PARTY MIA - Miami Professional Water Brigades

Water Party MIA, an annual celebration in Miami raising funds to make a difference in the global water crisis. Could you imagine literally dying of thirst? It’s a common expression used when one is parched but truthfully for a large number of people around the world this is indeed their reality. If you are from a developed country, chances are you don't spend too much time thinking about water -- it's everywhere you go. When you're thirsty, you flip a handle or push a button. When you’re dirty, you twist a shower knob. When your garden needs watering, when your pasta needs to be boiled -- water is just there for the taking, thankfully. But for almost 700 million people on the planet, it's not. Millions of women and children have to walk hours each day to get water from muddy ponds and rivers. And much of that water is infested with bacteria, parasites, leeches and more. The reality is that diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses. 90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are children under five years old. Many of these diseases are preventable. The WHO reports that over 3.6% of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply, sanitation, and hygiene. Becoming aware of the Global Water Crisis a few years back a group of friends in Miami decided to jump into action to help do something about it albeit small… In 2011, WATER PARTY MIA was brought to life and given wings. The idea was simple bring together as many people as possible for a celebration that included drinks, food, music and more. Monies would be raised by charging a cover fee of $35, which was a direct donation to the group’s fundraising campaign page setup via the charity they were championing which addressed the global water crisis. By the end of their first Water Party MIA the group had raised $5,267 which would ultimately serve 263 people in need and be enough funds for one water well in Malawi, Africa. Having said all that the group has continued its efforts year after year and has raised $34,216 in three years via its Annual Water Party MIA (Water Party MIA 2011 raised $5,267 and benefitted Malawi and Ethiopia, Water Party MIA 2012 raised $8,074 and benefitted Rwanda, Water Party MIA 2013 raised $10,833 and benefitted Cambodia and Water Party MIA 2014 raised $10,042 and benefitted Honduras) with no signs of slowing down. As they continue their efforts and desire to affect long lasting change for others without the most basic need – WATER the group continues its efforts year after year upping the ante with their annual WATER PARTY MIA. It is the groups’ hope that year after year as Water Party MIA they’ll be able to say that they changed tomorrow today by making a difference in the global water crisis. Our effort to bring Water Party MIA to life in our eyes is the most efficient conversion of money into love/hope available anywhere on the planet… we look forward to our annual Water Party MIA celebrations and to further our pursuit to bring fresh clean drinking WATER to our neighbors all around the world because, WATER CHANGES EVERYTHING!!!

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Water Brigades at Ball State University

Ball State University is a chapter of Global Water Brigades, an international movement of university students working alongside local communities and technicians to implement clean water systems in the developing world. Water systems are designed, planned, and budgeted with partner communities and local leaders are identified by the community to serve as the community’s Water Council, which collects monthly water fees from households to operate and maintain the constructed water system. It then takes several months of construction by volunteers, staff and community members to complete and can include several large scale components, such as dams and storage tanks in order to pipe clean water to individual homes. nnIn conjunction with our Water Program, Global Brigades also supports communities with healthcare, economic development and sanitation projects, and uniquely implements these programs in a holistic model to meet a community’s health and economic goals. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably evolving to a relationship of impact monitoring. To learn more, please visit www.globalbrigades.org.

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Explore Honduras Water Brigades

Water Brigade volunteers implement 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 technicians and community leaders to design large scale water systems for the entire community. Once the water system is designed, volunteers work side-by-side with community members to implement the water system and provide education and training to proliferate knowledge about proper water use, and proper sanitation and hygiene practices.

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Water Brigades at Yale University

Yale University is a chapter of Global Water Brigades, an international movement of university students working alongside local communities and technicians to implement clean water systems in the developing world. Water systems are designed, planned, and budgeted with partner communities and local leaders are identified by the community to serve as the community’s Water Council, which collects monthly water fees from households to operate and maintain the constructed water system. It then takes several months of construction by volunteers, staff and community members to complete and can include several large scale components, such as dams and storage tanks in order to pipe clean water to individual homes. nnIn conjunction with our Water Program, Global Brigades also supports communities with healthcare, economic development and sanitation projects, and uniquely implements these programs in a holistic model to meet a community’s health and economic goals. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably evolving to a relationship of impact monitoring. To learn more, please visit www.globalbrigades.org.

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Water Brigades at Washington University in Saint Louis

Water Brigade volunteers implement 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 technicians and community leaders to design large scale water systems for the entire community. Once the water system is designed, volunteers work side-by-side with community members to implement the water system and provide education and training to proliferate knowledge about proper water use, and proper sanitation and hygiene practices.

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Water Brigades at Temple University

Water Brigade volunteers implement 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 technicians and community leaders to design large scale water systems for the entire community. Once the water system is designed, volunteers work side-by-side with community members to implement the water system and provide education and training to proliferate knowledge about proper water use, and proper sanitation and hygiene practices.

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Water Brigades at Williams College

Williams College is a chapter of Global Water Brigades, an international movement of university students working alongside local communities and technicians to implement clean water systems in the developing world. Water systems are designed, planned, and budgeted with partner communities and local leaders are identified by the community to serve as the community’s Water Council, which collects monthly water fees from households to operate and maintain the constructed water system. It then takes several months of construction by volunteers, staff and community members to complete and can include several large scale components, such as dams and storage tanks in order to pipe clean water to individual homes. nnIn conjunction with our Water Program, Global Brigades also supports communities with healthcare, economic development and sanitation projects, and uniquely implements these programs in a holistic model to meet a community’s health and economic goals. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably evolving to a relationship of impact monitoring. To learn more, please visit www.globalbrigades.org.

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Global Water Brigades at UT Austin

is a chapter of Global Water Brigades, an international movement of university students working alongside local communities and technicians to implement clean water systems in the developing world. Water systems are designed, planned, and budgeted with partner communities and local leaders are identified by the community to serve as the community’s Water Council, which collects monthly water fees from households to operate and maintain the constructed water system. It then takes several months of construction by volunteers, staff and community members to complete and can include several large scale components, such as dams and storage tanks in order to pipe clean water to individual homes. nnIn conjunction with our Water Program, Global Brigades also supports communities with healthcare, economic development and sanitation projects, and uniquely implements these programs in a holistic model to meet a community’s health and economic goals. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably evolving to a relationship of impact monitoring. To learn more, please visit www.globalbrigades.org.

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