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.
WE are Lumberjacks!
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.
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.
A gift of $50 will help Jacks to source locally made bookshelves for the NAU Global Brigades built library at the El Apintal Elementary School.
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 donation of $100 will pay for materials needed for NAU Global Brigades students to build a small garden, including a watering system, raised bed materials, soil, seeds and mature plants. We will use recycled materials (plastic waste including 2 liter bottles) to build three raised beds at the elementary school, and for two families in El Apintal, Honduras.
By donating $350, you will support Lumberjacks’ efforts in digging a well this summer that will provide access to water in El Apintal, Honduras! Every gift of $350 equals Jacks digging 10 feet of the well.
A $500 donation will pay for one computer and one workstation desk for the El Apintal Elementary School Library.
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.