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1 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFORMATION SESSION MONTH DAY, YEAR

2 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION - ABOUT GLOBAL BRIGADES GLOBAL BRIGADES MISSION To empower volunteers to facilitate sustainable solutions in under resourced communities GLOBAL BRIGADES VISION To improve equality of life, by igniting the largest student-led social responsibility movement on the planet.

3 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION - PROGRAMS To empower volunteers, Global Brigades offers 10 skill-based programs

4 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – WHERE WE WORK COUNTRIES SELECTED BASED ON: Large need in rural areas Strong community partnerships Logistically feasible Safe for volunteers NEEDS THAT GLOBAL BRIGADES ADDRESSES: Basic services Healthcare Economic Programs are offered in Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, and Ghana

5 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROGRAMS AND COUNTRIES Ghan a Panama Dental Medical Microfinance Water Business Dental Environmental Human Rights Medical Microfinance Medical Public Health Nicaragua Honduras Architecture Business Dental Engineering Medical Microfinance Public Health Water Programs offered in each country

6 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROGRAMS AND COUNTRIES Ghan a Panama Dental Medical Microfinance Water Business Dental Environmental Human Rights Medical Microfinance Medical Public Health Nicaragua Honduras Architecture Business Dental Engineering Medical Microfinance Public Health Water Programs offered in each country

7 WHY HONDURAS?

8 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – RURAL HONDURAS STATISTICS Typical family lives on less than $2 a day Average level of education is approximately 6 th grade Typical person has access to less than 3 gallons of water per day 70% have no access to public sanitary services Typically no doctors within a 20 mile radius 80% have no access to a dentist Limited to no access to microfinance HONDURA S NICARAG UA COSTA RICA PANAM A GUATEMA LA BELIZ E EL SALVADOR

9 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – RURAL HONDURAS STATISTICS The average rural Honduran home contains one room and houses six people

10 IN PARTS OF SOUTHERN HONDURAS, 80% OF HOMES LACK SOLID WALLS MADE OF ADOBE OR CEMENT

11 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ARCHITECTURE NEEDS IN-HOME ARCHITECTURAL NEEDS Homes often lack exterior walls or have walls made from sticks, plastic bags, or aluminum scraps Roofs often leak, destroying property and increasing the risk of disease Homes rarely consist of more than one room although the average family has several children resulting in a lack of privacy ECONOMIC ARCHITECTURAL NEEDS Many communities have burgeoning micro-enterprises that must work from entrepreneurs’ homes Lack of space limits growth potential of young enterprises Needed micro-enterprises lack spaces tailored to meet their unique needs

12 HOW DO ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES HELP?

13 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – HOW ARCHITECTURE HELPS ARCHITECTURE ENHANCES LIVING ENVIRONMENTS AND GENERATES ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY VIA: Construction designs by architecture students Funding and labor to improve home infrastructure or create economic opportunities Workshops in primary schools teach advanced mathematical and geometrical concepts ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS IMPROVE: Health and hygiene Quality of life Safety and security Economic opportunity

14 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROJECT TYPES AN ARCHITECTURE PROJECT IS COMPLETED BY TWO DISTINCT BRIGADE TYPES: DESIGN BRIGADE Student volunteers meet with interested families in their homes Explore their homes to determine structural inadequacies Consult with the family to determine their architectural needs and desires Complete site analysis and obtain information to develop blueprints for the family Participate in construction on nearby homes to learn about local materials and construction techniques

15 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROJECT TYPES BUILD BRIGADE Construction of in-home architecture projects designed by other student volunteers Experience working with local materials such as adobe Introduction to construction techniques utilized in rural Honduras Building may include foundation work, laying bricks, detailing, etc. Extensive interactions with the family that is improving their home or community members involved in the economic enterprise

16 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNITY SELECTION ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES WORKS IN COMMUNITIES CHOSEN BY THE RESEARCH AND EVALUATION TEAM Based on - Infrastructural need - Viability of project - Community commitment SUSTAINABILITY ASPECTS Community shareholders - Own, operate, and maintain their structures In-country staff - Train families regarding upkeep and maintain year-round follow up - Train local masons in constructions skills needed to maintain the projects - Develop long-term community relationships - Ensure that the structures are being properly maintained by community members

17 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ARCHITECTURE TEAM ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES TEAM Leads your brigade Assists volunteers’ design Teaches volunteers on construction techniques Performs community follow-up Trains community leaders to maintain structures Builds community relations - Works with community in preparation for brigade arrival Advises chapters with brigade preparation

18 HOW CAN YOU HELP?

19 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – WHY WE WANT YOU YOUR BENEFITS Experience - Architectural design in resource-poor setting - Technical knowledge of projects - Construction using local materials International development awareness - Address infrastructural challenges affecting health and quality of life in developing nations COMMUNITY BENEFITS Healthier homes Environmentally friendly living spaces Increased privacy Further construction knowledge Structures promoting economically-viable microenterprise

20 WHAT DOES A BRIGADE LOOK LIKE?

21 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ITINERARY DAY 1: ARRIVAL & ARCHITECTURE INTRODUCTION Transportation to compound - Electricity, showers, and bathrooms - Beds, bed linens, and pillows - Laundry and room cleaning - 24-hour security - Limited internet Architecture introduction - Project goals - Building strategies - Community profile & site analysis - Best practices from previous projects - Economic, cultural, and political sensitivity - Architecture brigades and the holistic GB model

22 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ITINERARY DAYS 2-3: PROJECT CONSTRUCTION Learn basic construction techniques from community members, masons, and GB staff Become familiar with local materials Split into small groups and begin constructing projects designed by Design Brigades’ student volunteers Work alongside empowered community members improving their own living environment and/or economic situation

23 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ITINERARY DAYS 4-5 DESIGN BRIGADE Meet with families in their homes Assess their architectural needs Perform site analysis Develop a viable blueprint BUILD BRIGADE Continue working alongside community members in: - Material sorting & concrete mixing - Material transportation - Foundation framework & wall building - Steel reinforcement assembly - Roof truss assembly & roofing installation - Doors and windows - Detail work

24 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ITINERARY DAY 6 DESIGN BRIGADE Design and construction wrap-up Present final blueprints and budgets to family Final departure from community BUILD BRIGADE Education activities focusing on project maintenance and upkeep with the family Celebration with the family Final departure from community

25 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ITINERARY DAY 7: DEPARTURE Start planning for next brigade - Set goals - Leadership positions Share experience with donors, friends, & family Get connected through GB networks - Updates on community and construction Learn and share about architecture development issues across the world

26 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ITINERARY CURRENT PROJECTS Enhancing living environments in rural Honduras Laying the framework for further economic development

27 HOW DO I SIGN UP?

28 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – TOTAL CONTRIBUTION HOW IS YOUR ARCHITECTURE BRIGADE FUNDED? Volunteers’ Program Contribution: - $780 (Honduras) - Brigade expenses - Program sustainability - Airfare: Variable - Encouraged to book through Global Brigades PROGRAM CONTRIBUTION DETAILS 7 day program Accommodations & meals (vegetarian options available) Clean drinking water Airport pick-up and drop-off In-country transportation Spanish translators and coordinators, and security Program sustainability and follow-up between brigades Project materials: $100

29 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – RESOURCES FOR YOU FUNDRAISING TOOL Send links of brigade project information to donors Create personalized profile to share with your donors Track donation progress on individual and group level STUDENT RESOURCE SITE https://www.globalbrigades.org/volunteer-tools-home Brigade planning materials Collection of reports from past brigades Community profiles Frequently asked questions IN-COUNTRY ADVISING TEAM Team of trained staff in Nicaragua Share best practices for all aspects of brigade preparation Answer questions about brigade and community

30 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CONTACT INFORMATION Contact your advisor for information about Architecture Brigades in Honduras Don’t know who your advisor is? g

31 ARCHITECTURE BRIGADES INFO SESSION – JOIN THE NEXT BRIGADE NAME LAST NAME President Phone Number NAME LAST NAME President Phone Number

32 QUESTIONS? Don’t Hesitate to Ask


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