Building from Start to Finish
Complete a meaningful building project from beginning to end, leaving behind your legacy for local families and the community to use.
See Your Impact Through
Are you passionate about completing projects that truly make a difference in the community
- Build from the ground up on projects that directly affect the daily lives of locals
- Work alongside local organizations who promote sustainable building initiatives in the community
- Improve public health by completing much needed infrastructure projects
- Be innovative by utilizing sustainable materials to meet community needs
GLA Building from Start to Finish Programs
On this program, students will complete two start-to-finish projects that will benefit the local community for years to come. The first is a stove/oven and the second is a community garden. The most rewarding part of this unique program is that you'll get to see the end product of your 3 weeks of hard work!
In a remote village in rural Ghana, adequate public facilities are difficult to come by. Students on this program will build an eco-compost toilet from start to finish, having a direct impact on the lives of the families who will use it by reducing rates of diarrhea and other acute health problems. Learn creative and sustainable ways to improve the health of a community, even when few resources are available. While there, you'll be immersed in a vibrant and welcoming Ghanaian community.