GlobeMed at Florida International University [FIU]
2014 – 2015 ANNUAL REPORT
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Pastoral de La Salud | San Salvador, El Salvador ICOD Action Network | Lyantonde, Uganda Rural Economic Development Association | Svay Rieng, Cambodia Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development| Tamil Nadu, India Ungano Tena | Nairobi, Kenya CCC-UNSCH | Ayacucha, Peru Western Organization of People Living with HIV/AIDS | Western Kenya Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization | Gulu, Uganda AMMID | San Marcos, Guatemala Himalayan Health Care | Jawalakhel, Nepal Kachin Women’s Association Thailand | Chiang Mai, Thailand ACUDESBAL | Bajo Lempa, El Salvador Migrant Assistance Program Foundation | Chiang Mai, Thailand Escuela de La Calle | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Set Her Free| Kampala, Uganda Primeros Pasos | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Network for Ecofarming in Africa | Moro, Kenya Trailblazer Foundation| Siem Reap, Cambodia Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Jambi Huasi | Otovalo, Ecuador Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda Knowledge for Children | Kumbo, Cameroon Young 1ove| Gabarone, Botswana Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization | Masaka, Uganda Adonai Child Development Center| Namugoga, Uganda Feed the World | Piura, Peru COVE Alliance| Kapeeka, Uganda A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope | Managua, Nicaragua ChangeALife Uganda | Migyera, Uganda Light for Children | Kumasi, Ghana Burmese Women’s Union | Mae Sot, Thailand Maison de Naissance | Torbeck, Haiti PHASE Nepal| Kathmandu, Nepal Asociación de Personas Afectadas por Tuberculosis del Perú | Lima, Peru Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative| Mukono, Uganda Buddhism for Social Development Action | Kampong Cham, Cambodia Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation (PEOF) | Morazán, El Salvador Kyetume Community Based Health Care (KCBHCP)| Mukono, Uganda Raising the Village | Kampala, Uganda Population Education Development Association | Vientiane, Laos Lwala Community Alliance | Lwala, Kenya Kallpa Iquitos | Iquitos, Peru Alternative for Rural Movement | Odisha, India SparkMicrogrants| Mbale, Uganda Clinica Ana Manganaro | Guarjila, El Salvador Build Your Future Today Center | Siem Reap, Cambodia Women’s Development Association | Phnom Penh, Cambodia Cambodian Organization for Women’s Support | Kampong Thom, Cambodia Dios es Amor | Lima, Peru Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda Kigezi Healthcare Foundation| Kabale, Uganda Burma Humanitarian Mission (BHM) | Eastern Burma
About GlobeMed Mission
GlobeMed aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world.
We envision a world in which health â€“ the ability to not only survive but thrive â€“ is possible for all people, regardless of where they call home.
We believe every human life has equal worth and every person deserves the chance to thrive. This belief has drawn together our network of students, communities, and supporters from all walks of life and from every corner of the world. Health for all is within our grasp, but we can only achieve it by working together.
The Co-Presidents Dear Friends and GlobeMed Supporters, This has been an exciting year of growth for GlobeMed at FIU. Our starting years have been a whirlwind. We saw ourselves tackling some important questions regarding partnership, community, and what it really means to be part of a student movement. Despite being somewhat new to the GlobeMed network, our eﬀorts led to the realization of innovative and unique events for both our campus and our partner community. Through our campaigns and successful individual giving push, we have raised $2,845 to help establish a health clinic for our partner, Escuela de la Calle (EDELAC) in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. This is the third year of our partnership with EDELAC, and the second year following a GROW trip to Guatemala. With that tangible connection to our partner, through photos and videos and stories from the GROW team, we were able to create a stronger link between the work we do on campus and EDELAC. Highlights of the year include a very successful Summer Barb-B-Que, a Valentine’s Day Silent Auction, and Beneﬁt Concert at a local venue where we raised both funds and social justice awareness, as well as introducing a number of new and passionate chapter members to GlobeMed. We were able to join FIU’s Global Learning oﬃce for even more connections with our World’s Ahead community. We look forward to seeing the continued growth of the chapter under our new co-presidents Andrea Mirabal and Niki Franco, as well as the continued growth of the entire GlobeMed network as a whole. Sincerely, Asais Camila Uzcategui and Soﬁa Guerro 2014-2015 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Florida International University
Since our founding in 2013, our chapter has grown from 5 members to 35 current members.
GlobeMed at FIU was founded in 2013 when students at the university came together to ﬁgure out their role in global health, and came across the GlobeMed model of partnership and sustainability. Our partnership with Escuela de la Calle (EDELAC) in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala began our founding year. The foundation of our partnership was our collective project: a free clinic that provided a variety of health services to the surrounding communities. Our past year continued a movement toward global health equity with multiple programs at the grassroots level. Included were water ﬁltration, dental hygiene, and reproductive health programs. Since our founding year, GlobeMed membership has grown steadily as we become more recognized in our community . The interest continues to grow and strengthen on FIU’s campus. By making use of innovation, our unique voice as students, and solidarity with our partner, we have been able to raise about $3000 for EDELAC in just one year.
Our Partnership Escuela de la Calle (EDELAC)
Founded in 1993
EDELAC was founded by three Guatemalan social workers and an American teacher. After having experienced interfamilial issues and life on the street ﬁrsthand, EDELAC’s primary founder, Guadalupe Pos Sacalxot decided to establish an organization designed to assist children in destitute situations similar to his own. Today, EDELAC continues to provide a golden opportunity for children that would otherwise have to sacriﬁce their education and health to work on the street.
[Quetzaltenango, Guatemala] Population: 200,000
Nestled high up in the Sierra Madres Mountains of Central America, Quetzaltenango (or “Xela”) is Guatemala’s second largest city. After its last great Mayan warrior was defeated, the city became colonized by the Spanish in the late 16th century. From this point on, the exportation of coﬀee remained Xela’s economic backbone until the city was struck with a devastating volcanic eruption in 1902. Like many countries in the region, Guatemala’s political and economic policies became increasingly manipulated by the United States. After a democratically-elected “leftist” party was ousted by a U.S.-backed military coup in 1954, the country was spawned into a civil war. Lasting from 1960 until 1996, the civil war wreaked havoc on Guatemala’s economy. Until this day, Quetzaltenango continues to feel the blowback of not only the civil war, but also of its country’s historic relationships with powerful hegemons. Growing poverty rates, coupled with and aided by a severe lack of development, has made it nearly impossible for almost half of Guatemala’s inhabitants to access healthcare. Although the country does possess a nationalized healthcare system, many of its rural poor simply lack the necessary means to visit a qualiﬁed physician.
40% of the country lacks access to water and sanitation systems and have limited access to an adequate diet due to income restrictions
BY THE NUMBERS: The water ﬁltration system provided clean water to 90 families and the vitamins and dental care was provided for 150 children The water ﬁltration cost approximately $1400 The vitamins and dental visits together cost approximately $400
Our Project GlobeMed at FIU raised about $3,000 to fund water ﬁltration systems for 90 families and for 150 children to have scheduled dental cleanings and daily vitamins in the community of Las Rosas. After a successful year of the medical clinic alongside EDELAC, it was brought to our attention that there were many families coming into the clinic with preventable illnesses. Many of them came from not having clean running water in their homes or access to vitamins or dental care. The GROW team of 2014 was able to get toothbrushes donated for all of the children, which led to the dental hygiene project in order to prevent dental issues that were arising. The water ﬁltration systems helped 90 families consisting of 4-7 members. Vitamins were given to 150 children in order to prevent vitamin deﬁciency health issues that have been prevalent in Las Rosas.
Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
GlobeMed at the Farmer’s Market
Every Wednesday, GlobeMed sold vegan fruit tarts and smoothies with the Gardening Club at FIU at the weekly farmers market
Valentine’s Day Auction and Spokenword
Silent Auction and a free spoken word event with funds generated through auction on various items including local art
Voices for Health Beneﬁt Concert
Charged admission at local venue, WillCall, with bands performing
Summer Welcome Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and GlobeMed at FIU partnered to host a BBQ to raise Bar-B-Que
funds for both GlobeMed and The Ability Experience Members reached out to family and friends and local businesses
Total funds raised for EDELAC in 2014-2015:
Since being founded in 2013, GlobeMed at FIU has raised over $6000 for Escuela de la Calle and the community in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Campaign Highlights Summer Welcome Bar-B-Que
Voices for Health Benefit Concert
Our Bar-B-Que was a great way to end the Spring semester. We collaborated with Pi Kappa Phi, an IFC Fraternity. We raised money for both EDELAC and their philanthropy, The Ability Experience. Our organizations meshed together so well to sell out our food and drinks!
Our beneďŹ t concert was held at a local venue, Will Call. Talent from around Miami came, with supporters, to Play for Change. The event was a hit and our most successful of last year. We were very excited to collaborate with the community and promote the GlobeMed mission outside of FIU!
Through service and team-building events, community and camaraderie is fostered around global health and social justice within GlobeMed chapters, the GlobeMed network and surrounding communities.
Total number of chapter members in 2014 â€“ 2015: 35 Number of community-building events: 2 This year was a great year! We were able to expand our network and share the GlobeMed mission with many members of our community. This allowed us to collaborate with organizations and groups for campaigns, such as our summer bar-b-que. These events also allowed us to connect as members and with alumni who came to support the chapter. Our retreats became very productive into how we want to upgrade our goals and always ended with a new surge of motivation!
globalhealthU is GlobeMed’s signature year-long global health curriculum. This student-designed and driven program equips students with the critical thinking skills that will inform a life of leadership for global health. globalhealthU (ghU) is amazing because it allows open discussions, which are necessary to be an aware citizen of the world. The most impact of ghU discussions is questioning institutions who constantly emphasize how helpful they are to society. Simply by giving some further thought to the issues, you can easily see through them. This has been eye-opening to many students. Hopefully, ghU at FIU planted seeds for students to think extensively about the information they receive. Our most impactful discussion was during Black History Month when we discussed the Ferguson shooting. We began the discussion by doing the chart of what we know, what we want to know, and what we have learned. The discussion took a turn and instead of discussing why discrimination still exists, we discussed all the ways discrimination could be addressed and changed. In my perception, investing thoughts on how to solve an issue is more eﬀective as to why the issue exists. - Camila Monsalve ghU coordinator
globalhealthU is GlobeMed’s signature year-long global health curriculum. This student-designed and driven program equips students with the critical thinking skills that will inform a life of leadership for global health.
Through this event with our FIU community, we were able to identify institutions that are creating this structural violence among us. Acknowledgement was the ﬁrst step for many through this event. We were able to clearly deﬁne structural violence through examples. This event left many people thinking about what they really stand for.
Global Learning Medallion
We are very proud that this year our ghU events and discussions have been added to the FIU Global Learning Medallion requirements. This medallion is given to students that showed an exceptional amount of experience and education in global studies. It has opened it up to so many more students and faculty and has even led us to greater community building!
Facing Injustice: Partnering for Systemic Change
The annual GlobeMed Global Health Summit brings together university students from across the nation for three days of intensive lectures and workshops with representatives from grassroots global health organizations and a range of experts. This year’s summit was my ﬁrst and honestly one of the most inﬂuential moments of my college career. The panels and speeches conducted really opened my eyes to the vast network working toward social justice and global health equity. I remember many speakers touching upon their own experiences and explaining that no path was straight, there will be twists and turns, but to enjoy what you learn on this journey. This weekend helped me not only ﬁnd my niche in the movement, but also feel more conﬁdent in my abilities. -Andrea Mirabal, 2016
List of 2015 Summit delegates: Andrea Mirabal Asais Uzcategui Soﬁa Guerro Nikki Franco Sabrina Beydoun
# OF GROW INTERNS: LENGTH OF STAY: DATES OF TRAVEL:
GROW Internship Grassroots Onsite Work
Through Grassroots On-site Work (GROW) internships, students build capacity of their partner organization, engage in mutual learning, and ensure long-term stability of their partnership. This year the interns are evaluating the work done through the partnership over the past year, including the water ﬁltration systems and dental visits. They have also started working with local teen girls who want to educate their peers about sexual health, pairing them with local health care providers and interns who are helping to create education programs. The chapter is two additional projects: a sponsorship package for EDELAC and a documentary to promote fundraising for EDELAC.
It is interesting to see countries and communities that are classified as “poor,” in our Western views, possess a unique richness of togetherness and collaboration for growth, no matter how limited their resources may be. -Niki Franco Grow Intern ‘15
GlobeMed at FIU
Our Future Dear Friends, We are extremely excited for this upcoming year! We have been able to expand very much since our founding year and believe we have a strong membership of dedicated and passionate students. Being in a Hispanic-serving University and having our partner in Guatemala, we hope to connect the two for even further support. Our goal as CoPresidents is to expand the network and get more students and community members involved and thinking critically about global health equity and social justice. We will make community building internally a priority as well, by merging our team as a unit through team building workshops. We currently have GROW interns with our partner and everything is going great! They are working with the EDELAC director, Guadalupe, about what we can do this upcoming year to improve conditions for the EDELAC students and Las Rosas community. Some major issues that our partner has observed is reproductive health and children able to fund the materials needed to get the most out of their education. We are currently working on our project proposal for this upcoming year with EDELAC to provide them with what they need. To support this amazing partnership and the community of Las rRosas go to https://www.razoo.com/story/Globemed-At-FIU to donate! Sincerely, Andrea Mirabal and Niki Franco 2015-2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at FIU
I am reminded of one of the most powerful tools we, as a global community, have for social change. That is, our youth. By investing in the youth and their education, we create a sustainable community, inevitably investing in alleviating other existing social injustices, such as wealth and health disparities -Sabrina Beydoun, Fall â€˜16
In 2014-2015, GlobeMed at FIu raised $2845 for EDELAC to support projects in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
Revenue Events (Campaigns)
Internal Chapter Revenue National OďŹƒce Launch Grant TOTAL REVENUE
$0 NO $2845
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2014-2015 academic year
TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2014-2015
Current Cash Position
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Executive Board GlobeMed at ______
Camila Monsalve | cmonsa088@ﬁu.edu
Shenicka O'Brien | sobri018@ﬁu.edu
Director of Communications
Director of Community Building
Director of Community Building
Director of Finances
Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2014 – 2015 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS Alumnus Morgan Mendis Alumnus Cody Taﬀet Eric Feldman Erick Ramirez
ORGANIZATIONS Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and The Ability Experience Florida International University FIU Global Learning Oﬃce The Robby Hunter Band Will Call
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