Our next meeting will be in several weeks, on Wednesday, November 30th from 7:30 to 8:30 pm in Wellman 27. This meeting should be much shorter than the previous one, and we will be going over club rules and procedures.
Quick recap of last week’s meeting:
- Global Brigades is our parent organization and is one of the largest, student-run nonprofit organizations
- There are nine sectors of GB: Medical, Dental, Water, Microfinance, Business, Architecture, Law, Environmental and Public Health
- We will be traveling to Honduras on the tentative dates of June 18th – June 27th
- Our Brigade includes two key portions: Construction and Education
- We will spend the majority of our time building four home infrastructure projects: a water Pila, an Ecostove, a Latrine and a Concrete Floor. These will be built with the assistance of the family we are working with, and under the instruction of a trained mason.
- Approximate trip cost will be ~$1350 – $1750 (last years costs were a little over $1400.00 and I feel confident that we can keep costs to this level once again)
Lastly, I encourage you all to explore the Global Brigades website (here), as well as its instructional wiki page (here and click “Brigade Volunteer”), to get a better understanding of the organization’s mission and what we will be doing this summer.
In addition, I know safety is a key concern for parents, so I hope you will all take a moment to read the GB wiki page regarding safety : http://globalbrigades.wikidot.com/safety:safety. It goes into great detail about all the measures GB has taken to ensure each and every volunteer’s safety while in country.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.