Group members gain valuable insight into the unique healthcare challenges facing other countries while forging connections with healthcare professionals around the globe.
Work sites include supporting teachers in afterschool and daycare centers and community development projects.
Work sites include conservation projects, endangered wildlife reservations, environmental education projects, and more.
Make the most of your organization’s talents and background to impact communities around the globe while building your team’s competencies.
Louisiana State University sent a group of eleven student volunteers and two faculty members to Ecuador to immerse in local culture, volunteer at daycare centers, and learn and grow as a group. The volunteers were able to paint four murals and plant a vegetable garden for a daycare center in Quito and repaint much of the furniture for another center in Otavalo. However, the most impact was found in the bonds the volunteers formed with the children, staff, and communities that they became a part of for two weeks.
TAQA, which means energy in Arabic, is an international energy and water company based in Abu Dhabi. Last year, TAQA employees traveled on a United Planet Group Quest to Ghana so they could learn more about the people and culture of one of the countries in which they operate. TAQA’s Quest project focused on renovating a local school and immersing in the culture, strengthening relationships, and building teamwork skills.
PittServes from the University of Pittsburgh traveled with 12 students to Ecuador during their spring break in March. Before their departure, students participated in pre-training and service.Their group quest was filled with cultural immersion, community engagement, and continuous reflection on how to be of service to local agencies as international volunteers.
Twenty-four nursing students and three advisors from Cape Breton University travelled to Ecuador to learn about healthcare in another country. They were able to observe and participate in many different aspects of nursing through visits to an obstetrical hospital, a community clinic, an acute care hospital, and an indigenous clinic. their healthcare quest to Ecuador was a great opportunity to learn different skills and techniques in their final year as students, and apply the knowledge and values they gained in Ecuador to their future careers as nurses.