NAU Global Brigades Club is an international movement of university students working together to improve health conditions in the developing world.
In partnership with the community of El Apintal de Linaca, NAU Global Brigades students are provided with an international experiential learning opportunity to develop their leadership and collaboration skills while also having an impact on community health.
Lumberjacks can apply these transferrable skills across future community development projects and in a variety of global locations. Ensuring boundless opportunities for these Jacks and the communities they chose to serve.
Through an evidence-based model, NAU students work alongside local community members to build projects that tangibly improve lives in Honduras. Lumberjacks work with local masons and families to build eco-stoves, restrooms, concrete floors, showers, and water storage units. To ensure long-term sustainability and maintenance, the Community Development and Public Health program team trains and empowers local community leaders in the formation of a Basic Sanitation Committee. The Basic Sanitation Committee is responsible for carrying out in-home assessments and monitoring the status of the projects. NAU Global Brigades also supports communities with healthcare, economic development, and clean water projects and uniquely implements these programs in a holistic model to meet a community’s health and economic goals with the end goal of sustainability.
This summer, NAU students will return to El Apintal de Linaca to build 2 hygiene stations and 1 eco stove, drill a well to provide families access to water and build a school library and a community garden made of recycled materials. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to support these efforts.
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Past NAU Global Brigades projects:
Summer 2022 - built two hygiene stations, 1 eco stove, community clean up, workshops on public health topics, distributed hygiene packs (toothbrush, toothpaste, and soap) and completed community survey identifying needs within the community.
Winter 2022 - provided food bags for 30 families with high need in El Apintal, Honduras to work towards closing the gap on food insecurity.