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NAU Global Brigades

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
86 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 30, at 12:00 AM MST
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Support NAU student development and experiential learning opportunities in Honduras!

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 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 education, 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 January 2025, NAU students will return to El Apintal to complete an entrepreneurship workshop current and potential business owners within the community to support economic growth into the community. Students will work alongside leaders to help them build out their community bank, and learn more about micro loans. Students will also build 6 eco stoves for families in need, providing healthier options for cooking in the home (smoke inhalation and lung issues from open flame is a huge public health issue). 

We will continue our venture supporting five 6th graders to continue their education to high school. In this community, high school is not free. Students are required to pay around $200 per year for uniforms and materials, which many do not have access to these funds. The teachers in the community identified 5 students who are ready for the next level, so the NAU Global Brigades Club is raising funds to sponsor these five students to go to high school. $1000 will get one student through 11th grade and prepare them to attend college if they choose. Thank you for your help in sponsoring a child!

WE are Lumberjacks!


Past NAU Global Brigades projects:

Fall 2023 - NAU students and community raised $2500 to send 5 El Apintal children to middle school. Most students in this community do not have the funds to send their children to school after the 6th grade, so the Global Brigades Community Development club has assisted these students to continue their education.

Summer 2023 - NAU students returned to El Apintal de Linaca to build 2 hygiene stations and 2 eco stoves, dedicated a well to provide families access to drinking water, built a school library, donating 100 books, and built a community garden made of recycled materials. 

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.

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YOUR $10 helps Jacks purchase books to support students at the El Apintal Elementary School and support the NAU Global Brigade goal to build a library this summer in Honduras.



Support students going to El Apintal to continue our 5 year commitment in community development.



NAU students work with public health professionals throughout the semester to develop community health action plans. Each gift of $75 ensures Jacks can purchase one water filtration system to be installed by Jacks at a family home in El Apintal.



A gift of $80 will help Jacks to build an eco-stove for a family, helping to prevent black lung and other respiratory problems.



By donating $100, you will be providing educational materials to help an El Apintal child go to school!



A $500 donation will send a child to school after elementary school, completing 7-11th grade!



Hygiene stations (bathrooms) will be built at the homes of those with the highest need to support public health and provide a space for proper sanitation. NAU Global Brigades students work with local communities to determine the best location and build the stations during the Summer 2023 Study Abroad program. $850 will pay for materials needed for NAU Global Brigades students to build one hygiene station.

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