2012-2013 Annual Report
GlobeMed at Bethel University
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Pastoral de La Salad | San Salvador, El Salvador ICOD Action Network | Lyantonde, Uganda! Rural Economic Development Association | Svay Rieng, Cambodia Ungano Tena | Nairobi, Kenya WOPLAH | Western Kenya GWED-G | Gulu, Uganda CEPAIPA | Guayaquil, Ecuador Himalayan Health Care | Jawalakhel, Nepal Courage Is Change | Denver, Colorado Kachin Women’s Association Thailand | Chiang Mai, Thailand Salud Sin Límites | Siuna, Nicaragua MAP Foundation | Chiang Mai, Thailand Rwanda Village Concept Project | Butare, Rwanda Community of Hope| Washington, D.C. Primeros Pasos | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala CEMOPLAF Cajabamba | Cajabamba, Ecuador Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Jambi Huasi | Otovalo, Ecuador Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization | Masaka, Uganda Adonai Child Development Center| Namugoga, Uganda Center for Community Health Promotion | Hanoi, Vietnam ACUDESBAL | Bajo Lempa, El Salvador Medical AIDS Outreach | Montgomery, Alabama A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope | Managua, Nicaragua CSSD | Phnom Penh, Cambodia Maison de Naissance | Torbeck, Haiti Nyaya Health | Achham, Nepal ASPAT | Lima, Peru Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Nwoya Youth Center | Anaka, Uganda BSDA | Kampong Cham, Cambodia Tiyatien Health | Zwedru, Liberia Joy-Southﬁeld Community Development Corp.| Detroit, Michigan KCRC | Bushenyi District, Uganda Health Alert Uganda | Gulu, Uganda PEDA | Vientiane, Laos Lwala Community Alliance | Lwala, Kenya Kallpa Iquitos | Iquitos, Peru Alternative for Rural Movement | Odisha, India CareNet Ghana | Hohoe, Ghana Clinica Ana Manganaro | Guarjila, El Salvador Build Your Future Today Center | Siem Reap, Cambodia Women’s Development Association | Phnom Penh, Cambodia COWS | Kampong Thom, Cambodia Dios es Amor | Lima, Peru Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda Kigezi Healthcare Foundation| Kabale, Uganda Burmese Women’s Union | Chiang Mai, Thailand
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.
Presidents’ Message GlobeMed at bethel University Friends and Supporters, For those of you who experienced growing pains in your youth, we now share a bond. A bond over the exciting aches inﬂicted by a rapid growth that is both exhilarating and overwhelming. After a slow and steady founding year, year two brought GlobeMed at Bethel the spurt we needed to energize our chapter into the future. Without having to navigate with a new compass, wearing new shoes, in a new territory, chapter members and ourselves experienced a taste of the potential for inﬂuence that GlobeMed holds. This past year unleashed far more than we could have envisioned: a successful beneﬁt dinner, countless new relationships, meeting our friends at REDA, a six-foot water bottle, and tripling our fundraising from the previous year to mention a few. Yet, what seemed to tower above the rest was our unity. When titles, positions and backgrounds were laid down for a common purpose, we began to soar. Chapter members harness the gifts and power they hold within themselves and used them towards our united ambition. We would imagine it felt similar to that of a proud parent watching their child transition from crawling to walking. Special, powerful, hopeful: each a piece of what it felt like to get a small taste of the potential stirring within partnership and GlobeMed at Bethel. So thank you for joining us, thank your encouragement and support, thank you for uniting with us. We can’t do it without you. Katie Hayden, Joel Edwall, and Andre Scarlato 2012-2013 GlobeMed at Bethel Co-Presidents
GlobeMed at bethel university
About Us In January 2011, a student at Bethel University passionate to serve the world in a meaningful and sustainable way discovered GlobeMed from a link on Partner in Health’s website. After the application process, Bethel University was selected to be part of the 2011 Chapter Founder class. At ﬁrst alone in this endeavor, he met his co-president for the ﬁrst time in a car ride to a conference. The rest is history.
since our founding in september 2011, our chapter has grown from 10 to 28 members.
Our Partnership Rural Economic Development Association Svay Rieng, Cambodia Population: 129,573
Cambodia is a country that has been plagued with incredible disparity in the recent decades. From 1975 to 1978, the communist Khmer Rouge initiated a nationwide genocide that destroyed most of the country’s infrastructure, deﬂating the spirit of the Khmer people and setting the country years back in development. With only 20% of the population urbanized, the majority of life for the Khmer people is rural, rice farming communities. HIV/AIDS, poor sanitation and hygiene, and lack of economic and educational opportunity are the constant struggles that have oppressed the people of the Svay Rieng. While access to free antiretrovirals has been provided by the government for most of the community, there still is incredible need for the target community REDA serves.
REDA Founded in 1993
The Rural Economic Development Association (REDA) works to reduce the adverse eﬀects of job migration, labor and social exploitation in rural families vulnerable to persistent poverty with initiatives that enable families to secure enhanced household, economic, health, social and civic living conditions. Initially established to provide social support and counseling to people with HIV AIDS, REDA's Integrated Care and Prevention team (ICP) meets with designated families weekly to listen to and support their needs. Other programs include agriculture skills for improved livelihoods, child survival, promoting safe water and oral rehydration, and health system strengthening. REDA also houses 33 orphaned and vulnerable children, providing food, shelter, and education. GlobeMed at Bethel University began partnering with REDA in August 2011, developing a sanitation and hygiene project to support REDA's target community.
KEY FACT: 91% of people in Svay Rieng lack access to a sanitary toilet. KEY FACT: 50% of children living in Svag Rieng show stunted growth due to poor nutrition.
Hygiene & Sanitation
Rural Economic Development Association
local families will be impacted
$11,164.73 funded the latrines, water pumps, water ﬁlters and $100 agricultural gifts
Why Hygiene & Sanitation? The lack of access to latrines and clean water is a continual attack on the well-being of the Cambodian. Water-borne illnesses, dehydration, and diarrhea – the cause of many deaths in the Svay Rieng community – are easily spread when such infrastructure is not in place. Because of the primarily rural demographic of REDA’s target community, sanitation and hygiene measures are imperative for those in need, allowing for a healthier and more productive lifestyle.
GlobeMed at Bethel aims to raise over $10,000 to construct sanitary latrines and water-pumps for local residents of Svay Rieng, Cambodia. One of the most challenging issues that Svay Rieng faces is poor sanitation. 42 local families (approximately 250 individuals) were impacted by our project. Our chapter had the honor of funding the construction of 12 water-pumps and 25 latrines, as well as 42 water ﬁlters and 16 small agricultural gifts worth $100 each.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
As a fundraiser and awareness event, we constructed bracelets from scrap leather and wrote custom messages with a soldering iron.
Individual members of the GlobeMed at Bethel chapter pooled their personal networks including families, co-workers, and friends and spread word about GlobeMed 1-1 and face-to-face. Though the exact impact is hard to measure, the funds raised indicate our members can communicate GM well!
GlobeMed at Bethel hosted its ﬁrst annual beneﬁt dinner in order to connect with an older, broader, and more mature audience. The event was a wild success and we hope to continue it in the future.
Spring Sprint 5K & Water Balloon Promo
For the second year in a row, GlobeMed at Bethel was the beneﬁtting group for the Spring Sprint 5k, an annual 5k hosted by two dorm halls on campus. Though the event is largely for fun, we were able to educate participants about GM's mission and give them the chance to partner with us through donation.. As a promotional for the second annual Spring Sprint 5k, of which we are the beneﬁtting organization, GlobeMed at Bethel hosted a celebrity water-balloon toss event in an outdoor court yard. Passers-by were able to purchase balloons and throw them at Bethel "celebrities"
In partnership with the local Wal Mart, GlobeMed at Bethel grilled and sold hot dogs and bratwurst to patrons of the super-store. Through aggressive marketing (a Pooh costume!) and optimism in the face of cold weather, we were able to have a good time and mobilize some respectable funds.
Film screening to educate Bethel's campus about the World Water Crisis.
Revenue $1235.30 $608.45
Total funds raised for REDA in 2012-2013
Since 2011, GlobeMed at Bethel has raised a total of $15,089.64 to support REDA's water sanitation and income generation initiatives in Svay Rieng, Cambodia.
Campaigns Highlights from the year
Living Water Benefit Dinner January 11, 2013
Our ﬁrst annual beneﬁt dinner brought together over 100 of GlobeMed at Bethel's supporters including faculty, staﬀ, friends and family. Based on the theme of "living water", keynote Dr. Cynthia Howard, a Public Health expert from the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital, discussed the importance of sanitary water for children's health in tropical areas. As an expression of partnership, attendees helped mobilize over $3,000 towards the installation of water pumps and latrines.
May 4, 2013 As a connection to our resident Wisconsinite chapter members and our partnership, we hosted the ﬁrst annual "Brat Fry" at the local Walmart. Members of the community purchased bratwurst or hotdogs, and were given information about our project and partner. Despite a cold and gloomy day, it was a great ﬁnal campaign.
globalhealthU 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.
“Global Health U in my eyes is the catalyst that glues GlobeMed together and pushes us toward our goals. It has enabled us to change as people, cementing the passions and eﬀorts we have put forth toward attaining global health equity. This past year discussing what health as a human right is and what it looks like brought forth a multitude of positive discoveries and a new awareness of the issues we ﬁght for in GlobeMed. The vital role GHU played in our weekly meetings turned what we do in GlobeMed from a conviction to a deeply rooted passion; dug deeper by becoming educated in what we stand and ﬁght for.” --Mark Katsma, ghU Committee Member, c/o 2013
Expanding the Dialogue on Health and Human Rights
Why do human rights exist?
Is health a human right? Who has more rights than others? How are rights inﬂuenced by one’s environment? How do we translate human rights into action?
globalhealthU Highlights from the year
FLOW: For Love of Water Film Screening
Film screening to educate
Bethel's campus about the World Water Crisis. We were joined by local water activist Pat Sweeney from the Minnesota Freshwater Society who shared with us about the state of clean water in our own home state of Minnesota. .
Cambodian New Year Celebration We celebrated Cambodian New Year as a chapter in April. We played traditional New Year Games, listened to Cambodian music, learned a dance, and ate a traditional Cambodian dish.
Community Building 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.
25 # OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS: 07 TOTAL # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS:
The primary goals of the Community Building was to build relationships and create a community of passionate members who are all committed to our partnership. We played Cambodian games, danced in a Cambodian style to Cambodian music, ate Cambodian food, and all moved together towards that goal. The community building eďŹ€ort was successful in creating a contagious excitement within the chapter, while also managing to unify the chapter members.
GROW Internship Grassroots On-site Work
05 LENGTH OF STAY: 3 weeks # OF GROW INTERNS:
MAY 2013– JUNE 2013
WORK DESCRIPTION: The team met with each beneﬁciary family that received either a water pump or a latrine and informally interviewed each family. Additionally, the GROW team spent time connecting the partner organization, as this was our chapter’s ﬁrst GROW trip; this involved forming personal connections, as well as experiencing the culture and learning about Cambodia.
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.
“For the first time, we as a team were able to understand the true value of partnership. We are all working towards the same goal from very different places, and yet that is the beauty of it. We have different perspectives and beliefs that meet in the middle to work together.” -- Ellen Potts, c/o 2014
World Day of Social Justice “INJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.”
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
GLOBEMED AT BETHEL UNIVERSITY joined 49 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a network-wide commemoration of the 5rd Annual World Day of Social Justice on February 20, 2013, by asking students, professors, and community members on campus an open-ended, thought provoking question relating to social justice.
"What you can you oﬀer the World?” BEHIND THE SCENES: The question forces people to look at some of their most fundamental beliefs and world views not about just health, but life as a whole. We hoped it would provide answers that might help refocus every aspect of our chapter's operations. We asked Bethel students to write their answers on toilet paper, which was a unique way to tie in the question to our hygiene program.
We asked over people at Bethel University, here’s how they responded >>>
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed February 20th as World Day of Social Justice in 2007. Observation of WDSJ supports eﬀorts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.
World Day of Social Justice GlobeMed at Bethel University asked 45 people to answer the question / to fill in the blankâ€Ś
What can you offer the World?
View more photos and quotes at globemed.org/wdsj
2013 Summit The student momentum 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.
2013 DELEGATES: Hannah Thomas, Tony Blankers
“Risk is necessary for innovative social change. When you walk oﬀ a cliﬀ, you’re forced to grab onto things you never would have before. It’s OK (and important) to fail.” — Hannah Thomas, c/o 2015
Our Future GlobeMed at bethel University "GlobeMed at Bethel allowed me to express my passions, critical thinking skills, and humor all in the same meeting. Not only did we ponder difficult questions and creative solutions, but we ate and danced and played and created culture. Beyond partnership with REDA abroad, GlobeMed facilitated friendships at home.” – Tony Blankers, c/o 2013
After completing two years as a chapter, we are excited for the coming year with intentions to deepen our partnership, our understanding of global health, and our presence on Bethel's campus. A foundation has been set, giving us an exciting platform to build from. Finishing a successful campaign year, we increased our funding ﬁve-fold; GROW interns completed our second on-site visit with REDA to monitor and evaluate our project; and our partnership is stronger than ever before. From the praise received regarding last January's beneﬁt dinner, the planning has already begun for this year's event, as well as brainstorming for a second staple event in the spring. GROW interns were motivated during their time in Cambodia to work alongside REDA in donor development by involving chapter members in assisting with grant writing and report editing. In partnership with a local church this summer, we have almost completed half of our fundraising goal for the coming year. We look forward to partnering with you this year as we continue to work in solidarity with REDA for the health of the Svay Rieng community. To learn more, visit our blog and our razoo giving page. With deep sincerity, Andre and Hannah GlobeMed at Bethel University Co-Presidents 2013-2014
Finances In 2012 – 2013, GlobeMed at Bethel University raised $11,173.64 for REDA to support projects in Svay Rieng, Cambodia . Revenue Events (Campaigns) Individuals
Internal Chapter Revenue
National Oﬃce Launch Grant
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2012-2013 academic year Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2012-2013 academic year TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2012-2013 Current Cash Position
$11,173.64 $0 $11,173.64 0
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Executive Board External Co-President
Director of Communications
Director of Communications
Director of Community Building
Director of Finances
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2012 â€“ 2013 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS A special thanks to our faculty advisor Dr. Naomi Ludemin Smith and our chapter advisor from national oďŹƒce Anupa Gewalli. Thank you for the help and support from Matt Runion, Kendall Engelke Davis, Heather Richards, Chris Nelson, Jay Barnes, Liz Roberston, Erin White, Tricia Theuer, Dr. Cynthia Howard, and Rich and Lynn Scarlato.
Thank you to all those who donated to REDA and to our Individual Giving Campaign. ORGANIZATIONS Bethel University Residence Life, Walmart Shoreview, Bethel Facilities Management Bethel Student Association, Tandy Leather, and Sodexo Food and Catering.
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