MONTANA BRIGADE (November 5th-17th, 2011)

The Montana Brigade of 15 members was comprised of 2 instructors, an advanced nursing student and 12 undergraduate nurses in their final semester. The group was comprised of members from different satellite campuses of Montana State University College of Nursing. They brought with them enthusiasm and energy while representing the Western Shoulder to Shoulder affiliates. Over the week and a half they had 512 encounters while visiting over 10 communities. They performed greatly needed tasks such as home visits, consults in our health centers and clinic, health fairs and the painting of a mural with scholarship students. We thank each and everyone of them for their service and hard work and wish them all the best as many of them will graduate in December.

Enjoying the waterfall

Enjoying the waterfall

Paquete Basico in Colomarigua

Paquete Basico in Colomarigua

The whole brigade

The whole brigade

Sexual education and adolescence education talks with scholarship students

Sexual education and adolescence education talks with scholarship students

House visits in Santiago

House visits in Santiago

Weighing children in Santiago

Weighing children in Santiago

Health Fair in Guaruma

Health Fair in Guaruma

A few quotes from our brigade members about the experience:
“I am excited for the what Shoulder to Shoulder does. I am proud and thankful for an organization that facilitates cross cultural experiences that lead to providing a sustainable health improvement for the citizens of Honduras.”
“I enjoyed being in communities and providing care. I feel like I received a rural health experience.
“Honestly. I thought I would learn a lot and have interesting experiences, but I never suspected that it would be a complete BLAST! I had so much fun and learned so much!”