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PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

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Jeevan Prabhakar
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Lydia Brough
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Lexie Ulven
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CHAPTER STATS

$266,707

FUNDRAISED

12

BRIGADES

161

VOLUNTEERS

72

CHAPTER MEMBERS

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Water Brigades at Penn State is a chapter of Global Brigades, the world\'s largest student-led scholastic and sustainable development organization. The Penn State chapter systematically works with more than 300 other university groups around the world to deliver and implement one of nine skill-based programs that benefit more than 130,000 Honduran and Ghanaian community members annually. Global Water Brigades is powered by groups of students and professionals dedicated to finding and implementing clean water and sanitation solutions. Each of these groups goes on a Brigade to Honduras or Ghana to support the development of rural communities.
RECENT OR UPCOMING BRIGADES
Annual Chapter Contribution
Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Fundraise with your Global Water Brigades chapter on campus to meet the minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution. The annual chapter contribution directly supports the Clean Water Fund, which enables year-round clean water solutions in partner communities carried out by our local teams and regional partners. The Clean Water Fund is a critical component to GB’s Sustainable Transition Plan. Once a partner community has met specific health and economic development goals and brigades are no longer necessary, GB transitions projects fully to the community and offers follow-up with our local staff. The more you fundraise, the more impact we make together!
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Penn State University Water Brigade Honduras May 2016
May 07, 2016 - May 15, 2016

Global Brigades offers 7-day Water Brigades throughout the year in Honduras. Water Brigades' mission is to empower communities to access sufficient clean water through infrastructural development, water treatment, community leader training and education. Water Brigades volunteers assist in implementing clean water systems to prevent water-related illnesses in communities with limited access to clean water. One of the fundamental roadblocks to community development is lack of clean water. With a sufficient quantity of properly treated water, community members can cut off the connection between water and illness and ultimately live healthier, more productive lives. Volunteers work side-by-side with community members as well as with our in-country project technicians in all aspects of the water system's construction while learning about its design, functionality, and long-term sustainability.
15
volunteers needed

Annual Chapter Contribution
Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

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Penn State Water Brigade to Honduras May 2015
May 12, 2015 - May 18, 2015

Global Brigades offers 7-day Water Brigades throughout the year in Honduras. Water Brigades\' mission is to empower communities to access sufficient clean water through infrastructural development, water treatment, community leader training and education. Water Brigades volunteers assist in implementing clean water systems to prevent water-related illnesses in communities with limited access to clean water. One of the fundamental roadblocks to community development is lack of clean water. With a sufficient quantity of properly treated water, community members can cut off the connection between water and illness and ultimately live healthier, more productive lives. Volunteers work side-by-side with community members as well as with our in-country project technicians in all aspects of the water system\'s construction while learning about its design, functionality, and long-term sustainability.
$15,709
of $16,841
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4
volunteers needed

Penn State Water Brigade - Ghana - May 2014
May 14, 2014 - May 23, 2014

Penn State Global Water Brigade to Ghana! In May 2014, Global Water Brigades are going to the Central Region of Ghana to work with a community who has little or no access to clean water. Water Brigades volunteers assist in designing and implementing water systems to prevent water-related illnesses in communities with limited access to clean water. A sufficient quantity of properly treated water community members can cut off the connection between water and illness, ultimately resulting in healthier and more productive lives. Our in-country team members work with water experts and community leaders to design rainwater harvesting systems to serve individual homes and communities. Once the water system is blueprinted, volunteers work side-by-side with community members to build the project, implement water filtration solutions, teach about water collection and filtration methods and organize community water counsels and school water clubs to maintain the projects. Between brigades, our in-country team follows up in the community to ensure long-term sustainability and continued functionality of the project. Additionally Water Brigades and its volunteers provide education and training so that the community can properly administer, operate, and maintain their water system. In collaboration with Medical Brigades and Microfinance Brigades, Water is working to identify communities with the most need. With a holistic approach to development we plan to continue working with communities to improve their health and standard of living through the most fundamental resource on the planet, water. A 10 day Water Brigade provides volunteers with the opportunity to make a tangible impact to improve water access and quality in under-resourced communities while getting hands-on experience in the field of engineering, global health and sustainable development.
$32,205
of $32,399
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10
volunteers needed

Penn State General Volunters
Jan 01, 2014 - Jan 01, 1970

Not going on a trip just yet? This initiative is for volunteers fundraising for future initiatives.
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0
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Penn State Water/PH Brigade to Ghana Dec 2013
Jan 01, 2014 - Jan 12, 2014

Penn State Global Water/Public Health Brigade to Ghana. Brigaders will work along-side local community members to develop and construct rainwater harvesting systems and public health projects.
$53,582
of $54,160
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0
volunteers needed

State College Water Brigade HONDURAS March 2013
Mar 03, 2013 - Mar 09, 2013

Water Brigade volunteers will spend 7 days in Honduras implementing a water system to prevent water related illnesses in a community with limited access to a sufficient quantity and quality of clean water. Volunteers receive a comprehensive introduction to the water issues by seeing the community’s current water situation first hand, and meeting and discussing the issues with community members and leaders. With a holistic understanding of the community’s challenges and the Water Brigades’ solution, volunteers work side-by-side with community members to construct the new water system. Volunteers may work on a piping system, water storage unit, small dam, water treatment unit or another infrastructural project. Additionally volunteers partner with the community’s Basic Sanitation Committee and provide education and training to proliferate knowledge about proper water use, and proper sanitation and hygiene practices. With a sufficient quantity of properly treated water and proper sanitation and hygiene practices, community members can cut off the connection between water and illness and ultimately live healthier and more productive lives.
$318
of $15,000
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20
volunteers needed

State College Water Brigade - GHANA - Dec. 2012
Dec 27, 2012 - Jan 08, 2013

In December 2012, Global Water Brigades are going to the Central Region of Ghana to work in the community of Srafa Aboano, a fishing village with a population of 1500 people who have little or no access to clean water. Water Brigades volunteers assist in designing and implementing water systems to prevent water-related illnesses in communities with limited access to clean water. With a sufficient quantity of properly treated water community members can cut off the connection between water and illness and ultimately live healthier more productive lives. Our in-country team members work with water experts and community leaders to design rainwater harvesting systems to serve schools, individual homes, and communities. Once the water system is blueprinted, volunteers work side-by-side with community members to build the project, implement water filtration solutions, teach about water collection and filtration methods and organize community water counsels and school water clubs to maintain the projects. Between brigades our in-country team follows up in the community to ensure long-term sustainability and continued functionality of the project. Additionally Water Brigades and its volunteers provide education and training so that the community can properly administer, operate, and maintain their water system. In collaboration with Medical Brigades and Microfinance Brigades, Water is working to identify communities with the most need. With a holistic approach to development we plan to continue working with communities to improve their health and standard of living through the most fundamental resource on the planet, water. A 10 day Water Brigade provides volunteers with the opportunity to make a tangible impact to improve water access and quality in under-resourced communities while getting hands-on experience in the field of engineering, global health and sustainable development.
$52,225
of $52,777
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0
volunteers needed

March 2012 Penn State Water Brigade to Honduras
Mar 02, 2012 - Mar 08, 2012

Water Brigade volunteers will spend 7 days in Honduras implementing a water system to prevent water related illnesses in a community with limited access to a sufficient quantity and quality of clean water. Volunteers receive a comprehensive introduction to the water issues by seeing the community’s current water situation first hand, and meeting and discussing the issues with community members and leaders. With a holistic understanding of the community’s challenges and the Water Brigades’ solution, volunteers work side-by-side with community members to construct the new water system. Volunteers may work on a piping system, water storage unit, small dam, water treatment unit or another infrastructural project. Additionally volunteers partner with the community’s Basic Sanitation Committee and provide education and training to proliferate knowledge about proper water use, and proper sanitation and hygiene practices. With a sufficient quantity of properly treated water and proper sanitation and hygiene practices, community members can cut off the connection between water and illness and ultimately live healthier and more productive lives.
$34,348
of $34,704
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5
volunteers needed

December 2011 Penn State Water Brigade to Ghana
Dec 28, 2011 - Jan 06, 2012

Water Brigades volunteers assist in designing and implementing water systems to prevent water-related illnesses in communities with limited access to clean water. With a sufficient quantity of properly treated water community members can cut off the connection between water and illness and ultimately live healthier more productive lives. Our in-country team members work with water experts and community leaders to design rainwater harvesting systems to serve schools and communities. Once the water system is blueprinted, volunteers work side-by-side with community members to build the project, implement water filtration solutions, teach about water collection and filtration methods and organize community water counsels and school water clubs to maintain the project. Between brigades our in-country team follows up in the community to ensure long-term sustainability and continued functionality of the project. Additionally Water Brigades and its volunteers provide education and training so that the community can properly administer, operate, and maintain their water system. In collaboration with Medical Brigades and Microfinance Brigades, WB is working to identify communities with the most need. With a holistic approach to development we plan to continue working with communities to improve their health and standard of living through the most fundamental resource on the planet, water. A 10 day Water Brigade provides volunteers with the opportunity to make a tangible impact to improve water access and quality in under-resourced communities while getting hands-on experience in the field of engineering, global health and sustainable development.
$59,151
of $59,232
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1
volunteers needed

March 2011 PSU GWB
Mar 06, 2011 - Mar 12, 2011

Water Brigade volunteers work with professional engineers design full scale clean water systems to bring water directly into the homes of rural communities. Each water system is broken into week-long projects that volunteers implement alongside community members. After several brigades, a community is able to celebrate the creation of a complete water system, which helps to prevent communicable illnesses in communities.
$18,282
of $19,125
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5
volunteers needed

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