In 2019, Global Brigades furthered its work in Central America with expansion to the country of Guatemala. Through collaboration with community partners and local leaders, we have begun the initial steps in implementing the Holistic Model in rural Mayan Guatemalan communities. Consistent with our programmatic methodology, we have started implementing Medical Brigades. These brigades will provide healthcare clinics to better understand the needs of the Tecpan region of the country. As Global Brigades works to empower communities, efforts towards economic development, sustainable healthcare and water sanitation projects will advance.
Volunteer safety will always be our absolute top priority. Global Brigades recently engaged Askari International Security, an industry leader in international risk assessment, to complete a comprehensive risk/safety assessment of all brigade operations. A full explanation of safety precautions and procedures can be found on our “Safety & Insurance” page.