GlobeMed at Bethel University 2016 â€“ 2017 ANNUAL REPORT
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Imidido Project | Ruhengeri, Rwanda Project Bona Fide | Ometepe, Nicaragua RE-PARTNERSHIP 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 SHED Foundation | Shirati, Tanzania Migrant Assistance Program Foundation | Chiang Mai, Thailand Escuela de La Calle | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Set Her Free | Kampala, Uganda Primeros Pasos | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Nancholi Youth Organization | Blantyre City, Malawi Trailblazer Foundation | Siem Reap, Cambodia Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda RE-PARTNERSHIP RE-PARTNERSHIP Young1ove | Gaborone, Botswana Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization | Masaka, Uganda Adonai Child Development Center | Namugoga, Uganda Komera | Kayonza, Rwanda COVE Alliance | Kapeeka, Uganda A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope | Managua, Nicaragua ChangeALife Uganda | Migyera, Uganda Jambi Huasi | Otavalo, Ecuador RE-PARTNERSHIP Asociación Tierra | La Concepcioón Masaya Mission for Community Development | Uganda PHASE Nepal | Kathmandu, Nepal RE-PARTNERSHIP Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative | Mukono, Uganda Dhulikhel Hospital | Kavrepalanchok, Nepal Buddhism for Social Development Action | Kampong Cham, Cambodia RE-PARTNERSHIP Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation (PEOF) | Morazán, El Salvador Kyetume Community Based Health Care (KCBHCP)| Mukono, Uganda Young1ove | Gaborone, Botswana Population Education Development Association | Vientiane, Laos Choice Humanitarian | Piura, Peru Social Organization for Voluntary Action | Odisha, India Alternative for Rural Movement | Odisha, India SparkMicrogrants | Mbale, Uganda Wuqu' Kawoq | Tecpan, Guatemala Sacred Valley Health | Cusco, Peru Build Your Future Today Center | Siem Reap, Cambodia Network for Ecofarming in Africa | Molo, Kenya Children of Peace | Lira, Uganda Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda RE-PARTNERSHIP Burma Humanitarian Mission (BHM) | Eastern Burma Logan Square Neighborhood Association | Chicago, IL, USA
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.
Vision We envision a world in which health â€“ the ability to not only survive but thrive â€“ is possible for all people.
We believe every human life has equal value. This belief has drawn us together from all corners of the world. Health for all is within our grasp if we work together.
The Co-Presidents Friends of GlobeMed at Bethel, This has been both an exciting and challenging year for the GlobeMed team here at Bethel. We started the year with 4 new e-board members and 4 returning ones with the challenge of forming a new partnership that would hopefully last for years to come. The two goals of this year’s chapter were to build up our general staff and to find a new partner. For the general staff, we recruited 4 new members and were able to have full fledge general staff meetings this past Spring! For our partnership, we were able to work with GlobeMed headquarters to find a suitable partner - Wave in Nigeria. Unfortunately due to restrictive travel policies, we weren’t able to solidify this partnership. This leaves us with high hopes this upcoming year! Starting off, we will search for a new partner for our chapter - we are now familiar with the overall process of finding a partner, so hopefully this process will be more streamlined. Our goals as a chapter are to recruit more members to GlobeMed and increase our active involvement on campus and in our community as a whole. Lastly, Erin and I are excited to announce that Peter and Carrie will be leading our GlobeMed chapter at Bethel for this upcoming year! They both have already demonstrated their commitment and enthusiasm to our chapter’s future success. Erin and I have had been honored to be this past year’s co-presidents and we know that Peter and Carrie will continue to lead our chapter in the right direction! Co-Presidents, Zack and Erin 2016-2017 Globemed Co-Presidents
About our Chapter
GlobeMed at Bethel University
GlobeMed at Bethel University was founded in March of 2011 by a student who was feeling restless by the the complacency and apathy on his campus toward systemic change. In August of 2011, GlobeMed at Bethel was officially partnered with Rural Economic Development Association in Svay Rieng, Cambodia. After being partnered with REDA for five years, we made the hard decision to end the partnership in the Spring of 2016. Since then we have been in the process of repartnering and strengthening the internal structures of our chapter here at Bethel University. While partnered with REDA our chapter was able to fundraise 40,000 dollars for latrines, water filtration systems, as well as agricultural and business training sessions. Additionally, these funds were able to support a local orphanage.
since our founding in March 2011, our chapter has produced 50 alumni
since our founding in March 2011, our chapter has raised $40,000
This photo shows our GROW and Campaigns Directors at GROW institute this Spring.
Thanks to GlobeMed Twitter for the photo
Our Search for Partnership This year was filled with learning opportunities for our chapter regarding the repartnership process. Since ending our partnership with REDA in the Spring of 2016, we have been actively searching for a new partner. This past fall was focused on creating an internal foundation for our chapter, this Spring we turned our attention to finding a partner. By the end of the year, we had selected a partner organization. In the first steps taken towards officializing the partnership however, we encountered conflict in the approval process as per a State Department travel warning. Without a partner, our chapter did not organize any campaign events and could not coordinate a GROW internship. Despite not having a partner, two Bethel representatives attended the GROW institute hosted by Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. During the institute, they picked up invaluable knowledge to help ensure a meaningful partnership would be possible in the future. They also enhanced the chapterâ€™s connection with GlobeMed headquarters and members of other chapters.
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.
Total number of chapter members in 2015 â€“ 2016: 12 Number of community-building events: 15 Throughout the 2016-2017 school year, GlobeMed at Bethel University held community building activities at the beginning of each weekly general staff meeting. While we did not have any staff retreats, the consistent group activities strengthened the internal structure of our chapter. By the end of the year, we were able to laugh without bound, efficiently get business done, and have hard conversations about pressing current topics related to the well-being of all people. These rich interactions fostered honest communication, friendship, and a sense of unity among all of our members. Without a doubt community building was a source of consistency for our chapter at Bethel. In addition to solidifying relationships within the members of our chapter, we worked to expand our sense of community with the Bethel University campus. This was accomplished through partnerships with other clubs at Bethel University such Creation Restoration (which is focused on environmental issues and creating a more sustainable lifestlye) and well as United Cultures at Bethel (UCB, which provides a structured space for students to explore their racial and ethinic identities). These partnerships widened our sense of solidarity with the surrounding Bethel community.
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.
While this past year of GlobeMed at Bethel was sometimes uncertain and a bit of a waiting game, GhU was a part of our chapter that was consistent from meeting to meeting. The aim of our sessions of GhU was mainly to get our general staff talking about issues that mattered to them, to our school, to the world, and to GlobeMed as a whole. We did this through reading articles, watching videos, and learning about local organizations who are creating sometimes small but always important changes in our community. Some of our favorite GhU lessons included conversations about current events such as politics and the structure of communication between a the people and individuals in power, whether that be in government, business, or another setting. Given the U.S.’s political environment regarding a handful of topics, this urged our chapter to look at the global effects of policy changes in addition to the way various forms of government approach the topic of health in a holistic sense. Along with in depth discussions on policy, we also looked into what it is to be an For this coming year of GlobeMed at Bethel, the hope for Ghu is to continue pushing our members to engage in topics relevant to our future partner and to always work on educating chapter members with global conversations happening.
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR What is meant by health as a human right? How are current political issues affecting conversations about human rights? What does it mean to make an effective movement? How are rights influenced by one’s political context? How is education a right? How do we thoughtfully engage in public political discussions? How does the clothes industry have an impact on human rights and the treatment environment?
Finances In 2016-2017, GlobeMed at Bethel University raised $0 for our future partner organization to support their ongoing projects.
Revenue Events (Campaigns)
Internal Chapter Revenue
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2016-2017 academic year
Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2016-2017 academic year
TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2016-2017
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GlobeMed at Bethel University
Our Future Dear Friends, The year of 2016-2017 was one of growth and reconstruction for the GlobeMed at Bethel University. After bringing our partnership with REDA to a close, we set right to work preparing for a turn of the page in the Bethel GlobeMed chapter. Over the course of a year, the E-board of nearly all first-year participants developed a strong sense of purpose and understanding in the way we relate to the world and what it means to be a part of GlobeMed's vision. Going into the 2017-2018 academic year, the E-Board consists of all returning members and it is clear we are equipped with some of the most passionate, intelligent, and capable students available. Our goal is to be re-partnered by early within the fall and then begin the process of rebuilding our general staff right away. By the end of this year we plan to be partnered and have the set the foundation of communication and outlined our chapterâ€™s role in respect with the partner organization. In addition, we want to have increased the presence of GlobeMed at Bethel University and reach out to new and old supporters. Sincerely, Carrie and Peter 2017-2018 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Bethel University
â€œThe community within GlobeMed has shaped my vision of what the world can be. -- Erin Koelsch, 2017
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