Squads Abroad is a 501c3 non-profit organization under our parent company Global Brigades, a Platinum Level Guidestar member for Financial Transparency. Since 2004, our organization has collectively mobilized more than 70,000 international volunteers to help resolve global health and economic disparities around the world.

Teachers: Join our movement!

Lead your students to improve education outcomes abroad in under-resourced schools.

Global Education Squads

Help transform under resourced schools into inspiring learning spaces.

 

LEARN HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Building Cultural Competence

Immerse students in enrichment activities that build the context and capacity for more effective volunteering.

Empower Local Teachers

Volunteers provide hands-on tutoring and classroom support while completing a small construction project that increase class attendance and help improve learning outcomes.

Education Projects Include

Access to Technology

Build computer labs and provide new hardware and software.

Building Libraries

Creating new library structure and helping stock with updated books and course supplies.

Renovating Classrooms

Updating classes with new shelves, chairs, tables, and bulletin boards.

Improving Outdoor Spaces

Building out new recreation areas, painting educational murals or constructing fences to improve safety.

EACH GLOBAL EDUCATION SQUAD PROVIDES

Customizable Educational Workshops for Volunteers to Deliver
Hands-on School Improvement Projects
Guest Lectures from Development Experts
Cross-Cultural Sensitivity Training
Local Language Instruction
Enriching Cultural Activities

Where We Work

GUATEMALA

HONDURAS

COSTA RICA

PANAMA

GHANA

GREECE

ABOUT Education SQUADS

Global Education Squads empower under resourced schools and teachers in the developing world with in-class support and hands-on projects that improve learning environments. Programs can range between 1-2 weeks and include enrichment activities that build cultural competence inspired by the local population.

Each volunteer has an individual donation goal depending on the country to help cover logistical expenses such as transport, local staff, meals, insurance, accommodations and also the year-round follow-up to their project by our local staff. Additionally, each group fundraises $1500 as a team to go toward the school infrastructure project.

Each Squad needs a minimum of 6 volunteers and one faculty leader. The faculty participate without a donation goal.

Impact Stats

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Infrastructure Projects

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PAST Education SQUADS PROJECTS

Costa Rica Clemente Avendano Elementary School

Project 1: Create reading corners with book shelves, carpets, comfortable seating, and educational murals.

Project 2: Design and implement learning walls with bulletin boards, book shelves, and educational murals.

Project 3: Provide computers, laptops, software, and infrastructure for computer labs.

Project 4: Construct and refurbish playground and sports facilities in a schoolyard.

Costa Rica Ujarras Elementary School

Project 1: Create reading corners with book shelves, carpets, comfortable seating, and educational murals.

Project 2: Design and implement learning walls with bulletin boards, book shelves, and educational murals.

Project 3: Provide computers, laptops, software, and infrastructure for computer labs.

Project 4: Construct and refurbish playground and sports facilities in a schoolyard.

Peru Fe Y Alegria School

Project 1: Create reading corners with book shelves, carpets, comfortable seating, and educational murals.

Project 2: Design and implement learning walls with bulletin boards, book shelves, and educational murals.

Project 3: Provide computers, laptops, software, and infrastructure for computer labs.

Project 4: Construct and refurbish playground and sports facilities in a schoolyard.

Peru Casa Hogar Sagrado Corazon Orphanage

Project 1: Create reading corners with book shelves, carpets, comfortable seating, and educational murals.

Project 2: Design and implement learning walls with bulletin boards, book shelves, and educational murals.

Project 3: Provide computers, laptops, software, and infrastructure for computer labs.

Project 4: Construct and refurbish playground and sports facilities in a schoolyard.

Ghana Ho Kpdozi Basic "A" School

Project 1: Create reading corners with book shelves, carpets, comfortable seating, and educational murals.

Project 2: Design and implement learning walls with bulletin boards, book shelves, and educational murals.

Project 3: Provide computers, laptops, software, and infrastructure for computer labs.

Project 4: Construct and refurbish playground and sports facilities in a schoolyard.

Teachers, join our movement!

Squads Abroad is a 501c3 non-profit organization under our parent company Global Brigades, a Platinum Level Guidestar member for Financial Transparency. Since 2004, our organization has collectively mobilized more than 70,000 international volunteers to help resolve global health and economic disparities around the world.
Squads are passionate groups of volunteers who mobilize abroad to create positive change. Each Squad type has a skill-based focus area that support the education, health and economic development objectives of community partners. Faculty choose their dates, duration (typically 1-2 weeks), and their site location from one of our six program countries.