About Our Student Group
In 2009, Mount Allison University students established the first Canadian brigades to Honduras. Since then, every year a group of students and medical professionals embark to Honduras during their spring break in February. The Mount Allison brigade has grown every year and we now have students and professionals offering services in medical, dental, public health, water and microfinance.
We are proud to claim ourselves as the founders of Global Brigades Canada and collaborate with Brigades at Dalhousie, Acadia, McGill, University of Western Ontario, and University of Victoria. Last year, 75 Mount Allison students and 10 professionals traveled to Honduras during spring break to deliver these much needed services, but more importantly assisted in capacity building within the communities. We feel that our mission here at Mount Allison has benefited not only those we serve, but students who travel and work with us.
This program has helped Allisonians graduate and continue studies in Medicine, Global Health and Public Policy, International Development and many other important fields. Most importantly the communities we serve are continuing to grow and prosper towards sustainable and holistic health. Our students assist participate in dental surgeries; medical examinations; translations; micro-lending to entrepreneurs; and building fresh-water systems, eco-stoves, cement floors, latrines (sanitary outhouses) and pilas (water storage units).