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Business Alumni Brigade – 5 Day Sample Itinerary

The 5 day brigade itinerary was built for the busy schedules of GB Alumni Working Business Professionals. All brigades will arrive on Thursday and depart on Monday. Prior to the brigade, our local business team will work with business owners to identify the most pressing challenges needing support from alumni. The first day, alumni will be on-boarded and meet with community bank leaders. Then, alumni will participate in two days of consulting research in our rural community partners. On the last day, alumni will present their business plan feedback as well as recommendations on potential loans from the local community bank to support the operations of the business.

Day 1 – Thursday Day 2 – Friday Day 3 – Saturday Day 4 – Sunday Day 5 – Monday
7:00am Airport Pick up
and
Transport to Lodging Facility
Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
8:00am Transport to Community Transport to Community Transport to Community Program Feedback Session
9:00am
10:00am Community Bank & Micro-Enterprise Introduction Market & Community Research Business Plan Presentation
11:00am Transport to Airport
and
Airline Check In
12:00pm Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00pm Introduction to Community Leaders Market & Community Research Market & Community Research Business Plan Presentation Feedback & Loan Recommendation
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility Transport to Lodging Facility
6:00pm
7:00pm Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
8:00pm Introduction to Program & Prep for Primary Market Research Reflection & Research Compilation Reflection & Research Compilation Final Reflection
9:00pm
Day 1 – Thursday
7:00am Airport Pick up
and
Transport to Lodging Facility
8:00am
9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm Introduction to Community Bank Leaders
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
6:00pm
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Introduction to Program & Prep for Primary Market Research
9:00pm
Day 2 – Friday
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Transport to Community
9:00am Community Bank & Micro-Enterprise Introduction
9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Market & Community Research
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
6:00pm
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Reflection & Research Compilation
9:00pm
Day 3 – Saturday
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Transport to Community
9:00am Market & Community Research
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Market & Community Research
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
6:00pm
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Reflection & Research Compilation
9:00pm
Day 4 – Sunday
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Transport to Lodging Facility
9:00am
10:00am Business Plan Presentation
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Business Plan Presentation Feedback & Loan Recommendation
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm Transport to Lodging Facility
6:00pm
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Final Reflection
9:00pm
Day 5 – Monday
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Program Feedback
8:00am
9:00am
10:00am
11:00am Transport to Airport
and
Airline Check In
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
8:00pm
9:00pm

Program Contribution

All volunteers are asked to fundraise for their brigade. Their program contribution includes everything needed for the brigade: supplies, translators, support staff, ground transportation, food, lodging, and emergency medical insurance. Airfare is not included. The 5-day brigade may be extended at $100 per day.

Honduras 5 day Business Brigade –

November 2018 Honduras Brigade

The next Business Brigade for Alumni is scheduled for November 9-12, 2018. Working Business Professionals will have the opportunity to work alongside local staff to provide business consulting to rural communities.

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Safety

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.

A Quote from Askari International Security

“I was asked to review Global Brigades safety and security procedures for their operations in Central America. I always use a “litmus test” by assessing whether I’d be happy to send my own daughters (late teens early 20’s) on one of their events. The answer was a resounding yes. I hope I was able to help them improve their processes and procedures, but what was already in place was good, but better still was the culture of safety and security. All the staff were concerned with safety and security and keen to improve. Nothing can ever be 100% secure or safe, but with Global Brigades I can genuinely say they care and take things very seriously.”
     – Bryan Hemmings, Managing Director, Askari International Security

Safety Highlights in Honduras

  • Global Brigades is an active member of OSAC (the Overseas Security Advisory Committee) and receives up-to-date security and safety briefings from the U.S. State Department;
  • Established relationships with local military and police to provide dedicated security personnel to accompany each group at all times;
  • Full-time local Global Brigades medical personnel on-call at all times;
  • Adherence to the IVPA standards of international volunteering.

Lodging Facilities

Global Brigades does an annual safety review of all lodging facility partners each year. Lodging facilities provide pillows, bedsheets and towels. Facilities have showers, toilets and sinks with running water (no hot water) as well as filtered clean drinking water dispensers onsite. 24-hour security is provided at all facilities. Conditions are most similar to a comfortable summer camp, with dormitory-style sleeping and shared bathrooms.

Brigades are assigned to lodging facilities based on proximity to the partner community they will be working with.

Neuvo Paraiso

The Nuevo Paraiso facility is located in a valley approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes east of Tegucigalpa. Nestled in a valley, the rural setting offers views of surrounding mountains and sugar cane farms. Unique to Nuevo Paraiso, there is an orphanage nearby welcoming volunteers to interact with the children. Nuevo Paraiso is the first lodging facility that Global Brigade has used.

El Censo

The El Censo lodging facility is located in a valley approximately 1 hour and 30 mintues east of Tegucigalpa. Here, brigaders enjoy a beautiful view of a landscape full of green pastures, sugar cane fields and distant mountains. Global Brigades Honduras has used the El Censo facility for more than 2 years, and it has housed hundreds of brigaders.

Posada Azul

The Posada Azul facility is located in a valley approximately 1 hour and 30 mintues east of Tegucigalpa. Here, brigaders enjoy a beautiful view of a landscape full of green pastures, sugar cane fields and distant mountains. Global Brigades Honduras has used the Posada Azul facility for more than 5 years, and it has housed hundreds of brigaders.

Villas de Valle

The Villas del Valle lodging facility is located in the mountains approximately 1 hour northwest of Tegucigalpa. Here, brigaders enjoy a cool climate high up in the mountains near the town of Valle de los Angeles. Global Brigades Honduras has used the Villas del Valle facility for more than 3 years, housing hundreds of brigaders.

Hotel y Club Morazan

Hotel y Club Morazan sits along the Pan-American highway in the south of Honduras. It is located in the town of San Lorenzo – a fairly large town in Honduras – in the department of Valle. Although this facility does function as a hotel when students are not present, all compound rules that apply at our other compounds apply here as well, including that all students must stay on hotel premises at all times unless accompanied by staff members. Here, brigaders can enjoy the hotel pool and several indoor and outdoor lounge areas. Global Brigades has used this hotel for approximately 4 years, since the beginning of Medical and Dental brigades began working in the south of Honduras.

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