All of our projects are based on our community engagement process done in collaboration with our community partners. Students work hand in hand with local communities to complete these sustainable initiatives and address Human Security issues.
We align our programs with the Seven Elements of Human Security as originally defined by the United Nations: Economic, Environmental, Food, Health, Political, Personal and Community. Our belief is that these elements of security are interconnected and in order to understand an issue in one area, you must look at how the other components are related to it. Our model has proven successful in the communities we have served to date and it is because we have taken a holistic look at the systemic issues that impact these communities.
We also believe we can’t accomplish our goals alone and we actively seek partners to help us achieve a more resilient and sustainable world. Our projects focus on improving health outcomes by creating a healthy physical and social environment. The local economic and environmental systems also benefit. By empowering community members to direct all initiatives and employing local skilled tradespeople to supervise work on our building projects, we seek to enable individuals, families, and communities to take greater control over their health, wellbeing and environment.
We address the following Human Security Issues with our Projects:
- Bee Boxes | Economic, Environment
- Bottle Houses | Environment, Personal, Health, Economic
- Bottle Bathrooms | Environment, Health
- Cement Floors | Health
- Clean-burning Stoves | Health
- Community Greenhouses | Environment, Food, Health, Economic
- Community Sports Facilities | Community, Health
- Community Water Tank | Health
- Reforestation of Native Habitat | Environment
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Follow our 7e adventures with Timmy High School in the Dominican Republic! Our Timmy High School chapter has been traveling for years. Follow this year's adventure! Timmy High School in the Dominican RepublicJune 11-19, 2019! June 12,...read more
Follow our 7e adventures with YAC in the Dominican Republic from June 3-June 12th! See their travels and activities as they learn about Human Security and Dominican Culture with our 7e Team! YAC - Custom Group in the Dominican Republic June...read more
Follow Indiana University students through their travels in Peru! Visit this blog for daily updates and photos about the adventures they have and culture they experience! Spanish Immersion in Peru! April 15, 2019 - Day OneViajamos a Lima y de...read more
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