About the Club

Club Description

Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Along with affiliate groups at other distinguished universities, our Brandeis team recruits student and professional volunteers, gathers medicine and hygiene supplies, and then travels overseas to perform various brigades. Our current emphasis is to help the impoverished villages of Honduras in collaboration with one of their country's most highly regarded nonprofits Global Brigades and, Sociedad Amigos de los Ninos, led by Sister Maria Rosa Leggol, a recent nominee of the Nobel Peace Prize. Holistic Development is the system of collectively implementing health, economic, and education initiatives to strategically meet a community's development goals. We attempt to do this by implementing as many of the nine model brigades as possible. Brandeis currently has Medical, Public Health and Business brigades. We plan on expanding to other brigades in the future, depending on the interest presented by the Brandeis Community. Each of these brigades will attempt to make at least one trip during an academic year, unless minimum requirements for a Brigade are not met (15 students). Along with the brigades, students will visit several community projects that aim to also better the quality of life in these impoverished areas. Furthermore, the club aims to bring light to major medical, public health hand financial disparities in developing countries. Through various events held on campus, GB will educate the brandies community on such inequality and suggest ways in which every individual can assist in removing such disparities. Furthermore, the club will collaborate with other university chapters to hold large-scale events, which further spread awareness about issues of inequality and collaborate to both improve the program and to educate it student volunteers.

General Information

Club StatusThis is a chartered club. That means that it can use University resources and can request funding from the Finance Board.

Club Administrators

Lina Nurhussien- Co-Chairperson
Aashika Nagarajan- Co-Chairperson
Erica Schutzman- Event Coordinator
Tom Rossetti- Health Brigade Leader
Dennis Averin- Health Brigade Leader
Samina Aktar- Health Education Chair
Daniel Klein- Business Brigade Leader
Lorenzo Finamore- Business Brigade Leader
Ernie Aranda- Business Education Chair and Treasurer
Yvette Cho- Fundraising Chair
Kirsten Frauens- Fundraising Chair


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