GLOBEMED AT BETHEL UNIVERSITY 2011-2012 Annual Report
students and communities improving health around the world
GlobeMed is a network of university students that partner with grassroots organizations around the world to improve the health of people living in poverty FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ARM Orissa, India
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Medical AIDS Outreach Montgomery, Alabama
UNC-CHAPEL HILL Health Alert Uganda Gulu, Uganda
BETHEL UNIVERSITY Rural Economic Development Association Svay Rieng, Cambodia
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY RVCP, Butare, Rwanda Community of Hope Washington, D.C.
RHODES COLLEGE A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope Managua, Nicaragua
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME PEDA Vientiane, Laos
BOSTON COLLEGE CCC-UNSCH Ayacucho, Peru
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Primeros Pasos Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Cooperation for Social Services and Development Phnom Penh, Cambodia
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER Kallpa Iquitos Iquitos, Peru
BROWN UNIVERSITY Ungano Tena Nairobi, Kenya
INDIANA UNIVERSITY CEMOPLAF Cajabamba Cajabamba, Ecuador
TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Maison de Naissance Torbeck, Haiti
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CareNet Ghana Hohoe, Ghana
BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY KIHEFO Kabale, Uganda
LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY Health Development Initiative Kigali, Rwanda
TUFTS UNIVERSITY Nyaya Health Achham, Nepal
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Clinica Ana Manganaro Guarjila, El Salvador
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GWED-G Gulu, Uganda
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO Jambi Huasi Otovalo, Ecuador
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ASPAT Lima, Peru
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Build Your Future Today Center Siem Reap, Cambodia
CORNELL UNIVERSITY CEPAIPA Guayaquil, Ecuador
MIT Women Mobilizing for Development Bokeo, Laos
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI Social Action for Women Mae Sot, Thailand
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON WDA Phnom Penh, Cambodia
CU-BOULDER HHC, Jawalakhel, Nepal Courage Is Change Denver, Colorado
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE Gardens for Health International Gasabo, Rwanda
UCLA Nwoya Youth Center Anaka, Uganda
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON COWS Kampong Thom, Cambodia
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE Kachin Women’s Association Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization Masaka, Uganda
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER Buddhism and Society Development Association Kampong Cham, Cambodia
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Dios es Amor Lima, Peru
DEPAUL UNIVERSITY ASOSAP Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY HOPE Center Ho, Ghana
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Tiyatien Health Zwedru, Liberia Joy-Southfield Detroit, Michigan
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS UDHA Iganga, Uganda
DUKE UNIVERSITY Salud Sin Límites Siuna, Nicaragua
OBERLIN COLLEGE Center for Community Health Promotion Hanoi, Vietnam
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY KCRC Bushenyi District, Uganda
WHITMAN COLLEGE Burmese Women’s Union Chiang Mai, Thailand
EMORY UNIVERSITY MAP Foundation Chiang Mai, Thailand
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY ACUDESBAL Chiapas, Mexico
AMHERST COLLEGE Pastoral de La Salud San Salvador, El Salvador
ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
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 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
To our dear friends, Wow. We have officially completed our founding year as a GlobeMed chapter at Bethel University; it has been quite the race of endurance. We grew to a family of 22 within a matter of a month, successfully raised over $3,500 to support our partner organization in Svay Rieng Cambodia, and sent our first Bethel team on GROW. Some of the most rewarding times for both of us have been celebrating in the small victories; whether that was communicating with our partner for the first time or witnessing the enthusiasm and development of our team, our GlobeMed family continues to exude strength, flaming passion, and undying energy to continue in the struggle for social justice and global health equity.
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2011 – 2012 AT A GLANCE
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Enclosed in this document is a snapshot of the incredible growth this year has brought. We hope that it portrays a community of people committed to social justice, partnership, and solidarity. Looking to the years to come, we cannot wait to see the strength and empowerment to come in our relationships through our chapter, partner, and surrounding Bethel community.
GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP
With hearts of gratitude, we thank you all. A warm extension of our love to all of those who continually empowered us to lay the foundation for GlobeMed at Bethel University. Thank you to each member, supporter, and donor who, with blind faith, joined this movement to seek lasting change. For so long, this belief that ‘health is a human right’ has seemed so surreal, so far-fetched. But this year has again and again proven otherwise. The fight for global health justice is so real. So tangible. And we as university students have the ability to take part in this movement. Wow, right?
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With much love, Andre Scarlato and Katie Hayden 2011-2012 Co-Presidents
10 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
12 OUR FUTURE 13 FINANCES 14 STAY CONNECTED 15 THANK YOU
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2011-2012 AT A GLANCE
August 24, 2011
October 28, 2011
At 10 pm, GlobeMed at Bethel made their first contact with their partner organization. A beautiful cultural exchange occurred during that Skype conversation that laid the groundwork for the future of the partnership.
In one jam-packed Friday evening, we had our first executive board gathering where we introduced the GlobeMed network, assigned positions, and discussed the roles entailed. From that moment, the vision for GlobeMed at Bethel University took off.
With a fully established executive board and an incoming staff in progress, GlobeMed at Bethel launched their first individual giving campaign in which close to $1,800 was raised for our partner organization.
January 7, 2012
March 12-13, 2012
March 28, 2012
With the upcoming presidential election in the fall, our team designed presidential t-shirts to sell around campus advocating our University's president for the 'mock' White House.
With three fully decorated toilets (yes, toilets!) we placed each one in a major traffic area on campus with GlobeMed members standing next to them, passing out flyers and educating passersby about our partner and sanitation and hygiene project for rural Cambodians.
Initial Skype Conversation with REDA
We had our first combined staff retreat, totaling 22 people. Welcoming them to the GlobeMed family, we conducted activities, seminars, and discussion groups to educate and plan for the semester to come. Additionally, we got our 'arts n' crafts' on decorating toilets for an awareness campaign.
Executive Board Retreat
“Jay Barnes for President!” T-Shirts
May 5, 2012
May 16, 2012
Partnering with Bethel Residence Life, we hosted a 5k run, walk, rollerblade, bikeathon. GlobeMed members were decked out in posters and signs as they ran to support our partner project.
In our last meeting as a team, we reflected on the past year, began building the vision for the following year, passed our individual awards, and said farewell to each other. Most notably, we officially reached our project funding goal during that meeting.
Spring Spring 5k
Final Staﬀ Meeting
Winter Individual Giving Campaign
Toilet Awareness Campaign
May 29, 2012 Depart for GROW
Five Bethel students left the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to embark on Bethel's first GROW trip in Svay Rieng, Cambodia. For three weeks the team lived and learned with REDA, fostering beautiful relationships, evaluating the past year, and planning for the year to come.
GlobeMed at Bethel University
In January 2011, a student at Bethel University passionate to serve the global community in a meaningful and sustainable way discovered GlobeMed from a link on PIHâ€™s website. After the application process and follow-up interview, Bethel University was selected as 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. From there, the chapter took off. 2011: GlobeMed at Bethel University was founded. August 2011: partners with Rural Economic Development Association in Svay Rieng, Cambodia. 2012: We are now 22 students strong, raised over $3,500 for our partner, and have completed our first GROW internship.
since our founding in march 2011 , our chapter has grown from 01 to 22 members.
Rural Economic Development Association WORKS IN SVAY RIENG, CAMBODIA
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POPULATION: 129,573 Cambodia 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 countryâ€™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 KEY FACT: 91% of people in and educational opportunity are the constant struggles that have Svay Rieng lack access to a oppressed the people of the Svay Rieng. While access to free antiretrovirals has been provided by the government for most of sanitary toilet. the community, there still is incredible need for the target community REDA serves. Â KEY FACT: In all of
Cambodia, 31% of the people are below the poverty line.
ABOUT 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 persisteent 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.
Rural Economic Development Association
GlobeMed at Bethel University Why water sanitation and hygiene? 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.
12 FAMILIES WITH AT LEAST ONE HIV POSITIVE FAMILY MEMBER BENEFITTED.
$3,916 TO INSTALL 9 LATRINES, 3 WATER PUMPS, AND A BATHROOM/SHOWER FACILITY FOR THE REDA ORPHANAGE.
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Supporting the installation of water pumps and latrines for 12 Cambodian families in Svay Rieng, Cambodia. This year’s project was centered on securing latrines and water pumps to improve the hygiene and sanitation of our partner community. Funding just over $3,900, we were able to support the installation of three water pumps and nine latrines for twelve Cambodian families. Of the 12 families supported, all were HIV+ and nine were widowed or a single mother. Additionally, we supported a shower/ bathroom facility for the 33 children housed at the REDA orphanage center. These families and children now have access to safe water as well as a facility for proper waste management, significantly reducing the adverse effects of water-borne illnesses, improving the sanitation of the surrounding land and water, and giving back the Cambodian people’s dignity.
CAMPAIGNS Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
“Barnes for President” T-Shirts
Designed and sold t-shirts with the face of Bethel's president in honor of the upcoming fall 2012 election.
Spring Spring 5k – “The Poop Loop”
Collaborated with a pre-existing 5k at Bethel taking donations for REDA
Individual Giving Campaign
Chapter members targeted family and friends for funds - a little amount from a lot of people.
Total funds raised for REDA in 2011-2012:
$3,916 As its founding year, GlobeMed at Bethel University was proud to surpass its goal of $3,500 to support REDA's water and sanitation initiative in the community of Svay Reing, Cambodia.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR
“Barnes for President” – T-Shirts
“DON’T POOP OUT AROUND THE LOOP”
“The Poop Loop”
In honor of the upcoming election, GlobeMed brought some political action early to campus. Campaign Coordinator, Carley Crowly designed an eye catching tshirt for those in favor of our own University President Jay Barnes for President. The royal blue base and superimposed image of President Barnes attracted over 100 faculty and students to purchase a t-shirt. Due to high demand, we hope to return the t-shirt sale this upcoming fall.
Spring Spring 5k“The Poop Loop” May 5, 2012
“Barnes for President!”
Partnering with residence halls, North Village and Fountain Terrace, we helped support the Spring Sprint 5k, adding our own title, "The Poop Loop." GlobeMedders in the race were decked out in signs advocating for our partner community and relaying information about the lack of sanitation and access to clean water. Just over 40 runners participated in the event and all were encouraged to donate.
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globalhealthU globalhealthU is GlobeMedâ€™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.
2011-2012 CURRICULUM ORIENTATION Chapter members were equipped with a thorough understanding of the values of GlobeMed and explored their personal values. POVERTY AND HEALTH Chapters conceptualized poverty and sought to explore the connections between global health and poverty.
"When reflecting on ghU with our chapter, the biggest piece of feedback we received was that it "changed our perspectives." As we're understanding more about the world and how it works, we're challenged by conflicts of what issues like justice, health, and sustainability mean; our minds are indeed transformed. Our paradigms have been tweaked and we have been able to see this world in a different light. It's been a real delight to see growth within our chapter in the way we discuss partnership, poverty, and ethical issues. I'm thankful that the GHU program enables us to understand some of the "why" behind what we do as GlobeMed, which in turn empowers us to develop a passion for global health." -Hannah Thomas, ghU Coordinator c/o 2015
THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS We considered the views of six developmental economists to explored the root causes and paths out of poverty. INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION Chapters conducted an indepth investigation on a topic of interest. STUDENTSâ€™ ROLE Following a critical discussion of our role in perpetuating poverty, we sought to understand how we can be effective advocates. REFLECTION Chapters reflected on the year behind them both as individuals and in the context of their chapter.
Toilet Awareness Campaign On March 28th, GlobeMedders hauled three toilets onto campus grounds, placing them in high traffic areas. Each toilet was artfully crafted based on a key word - poverty, change, sustainability. The sight of such a toilet brought great informal discussion with passersby about GlobeMed, our sanitation and hygiene project, and our passion for global health. Members stood at each toilet passing out information about our partner and educating those about the real reason for the presence of toilet sculptures around campus.
3 toilets - Poverty, Sustainability, and Change.
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COMMUNITY BUILDING Â 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 # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS: # OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS:
We kicked off the year with our first ever Exec. Board retreat. A few months later we had our first ever full staff retreat and were able to move forward as a complete GlobeMed body. In the beginning of each meeting we take time for community building, in E-board meetings this comes in the forms of sharing highs and lows and in staff meetings we usually play some sort of active game. A couple have gotten quite competitive, one being an activity where everyone attaches balloons to their ankles and we run around trying to pop each others' balloons. Yes, feet were stomped on and sweat was dripping. The light hearted energy brought by this year's community building created the feeling of a family. We were able to laugh together, work together, play together, and process together.
“The GlobeMed model is insane. Truly. It wasn't until we met our partner that I understood the depth and gravity of partnership. Certainly solidarity is working with the people, but to really come alongside the community takes relationships. And it is within the inexplicable depth of those relationships that blossoms this idea of global health; from there, we can make change. “ – Andre Scarlato, c/o 2014
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[GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK]
05 LENGTH OF STAY: 03 weeks # OF GROW INTERNS:
MAY 29 2012– JUNE 10 2012
WORK DESCRIPTION: For three weeks, five Bethel students traveled to Svay Rieng Cambodia to meet REDA for the first time. Onsite, students participated in REDA meetings, presented to local government officials, and visited/ interviewed beneficiary communities of the sanitation and hygiene project. Water pump and latrine quality was measured during the home interviews and modifications to the coming year's partnership was made. Being Bethel's first GROW internship, it truly helped solidify the partnership; the relationships created will continue to grow, bringing both GlobeMed at Bethel and REDA in closer community and solidarity with each other.
Through Grassroots Onsite Work (GROW) internships, students build capacity of their partner organization, engage in mutual learning, and ensure long-term stability of their partnership.
WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE â€œINJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.â€? MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
GLOBEMED AT BETHEL UNIVERSITY joined 45 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a network-wide commemoration of the 4th Annual World Day of Social Justice during the week of February 20, 2012, by asking professors to dedicate five minutes of class time to a discussion on how poverty and social justice relates to their field of study.
Number of professors who participated in the WDSJ Teach-In:
Participating Departments: Anthropology Theological and Biblical Studies
GLOBEMED TEACH-IN HIGHLIGHTS: Dr. Naomi Ludeman-Smith, a professor in the Sociology/ Anthropology Department and Dr. Greg Boyd, adjunct Biblical and Theological Studies professor, both discussed the relevance of social justice to their respective areas. For Ludeman-Smith, this involved cultural competency, a key area that she stresses for Bethel students. Being culturally competent, we can begin to understand what justice looks like to another culture, rather than making our own western ideas the lens of social justice. Dr. Boyd discussed the concept of biblical social justice and its application to current Christianity, stressing humanity's responsibility to actively pursue justice on a daily basis.
" 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 wellbeing and justice for all.
WDSJ Teach-Ins GlobeMed at Bethel University asking professors to dedicate five minutes of class time to a discussion on how poverty and social justice relates to their field of study.
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WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
"I teach how to be interculturally competent so we don't make more of a mess than we already have. We have to have skills to be able to shift." -- Professor Dr. Naomi Ludeman-Smith View more photos and quotes at www.globemedwdsj.tumblr.com
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2012 DELEGATES: Cary Crowly, Andre Scarlato, Gabi Selg, Rebecca Schulz, Hannnah Thomas
â€œSeeing all the people and small units from GlobeMed come together for a weekend was amazing. Separately we are all so small, but together what we can accomplish is astounding. Having people with the same passions come together changes the world.â€? -- Gabi Selg, c/o 2013
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.
"GlobeMed fuses knowledge with action. ghU challenged how I see scenarios most simply viewed as "normal," such that I’m moved to pursue change. I believe the model of recognizing underlying inequity with the status quo, and consequently challenging it through actions, will stay with me as I continue to serve in diﬀerent capacities in the future." - Brent Neihart, c/o 2012
With one year under our belt, GlobeMed at Bethel University's main focus for the 2012-2013 school year is to continue to lay a sturdy foundation for our relationship with REDA & the Bethel community as well as Globemedders to come. Our plan of attack includes the following: 1) Develop deeper relationships with different academic departments on campus in order to strengthen GlobeMed as a Bethel community 2) Expand education of who REDA is to both the chapter and Bethel Community to build stronger ties with REDA 3) Generate creative campaigns to engage both students and faculty at Bethel in order increase our total funds raised 4) Maintain more consistent and frequent communication with REDA in pursuit of fortifying and conditioning the relationship between our communities. 5) Collaborate and share resources with other chapters to further enhance and enforce a connected GlobeMed network. Our hearts desire at GlobeMed at Bethel University is to yoke two distant communities through a common ambition driven from compassion, justice, and empathy. For Bethel University and REDA to start a lasting journey of humble learning and unabandoned action hand in hand. We seek to raise up young leaders with the ability to discern and evaluate our current world such that they will carry and share the impacting values matured through GlobeMed wherever life may bring them. We hope you join us on this journey.
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FINANCES In 2011 â€“ 2012, GlobeMed at Bethel University raised $3,916 for Rural Economic Development Association to support projects in Svay Rieng, Cambodia. CAMPAIGN DONATIONS!
Revenue! Events !
OPERATIONS & GRANTS!
Current Finances! Cash Reserves! 2012-2013 University Funding! EXISTING BALANCE!
$0! TBD! $0!
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DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Lydia Bergeson firstname.lastname@example.org
DIR. OF COMMUNITY BUILDING Laura Rasumussen email@example.com
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SUPPORTERS INDIVIDUALS Ross Manders Naomi Ludeman Smith Greg Boyd Matt Runion Jay Barnes June Vincent Erin White Amir Mohamed Kendall Engelke Davis
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2011 â€“ 2012 year a great success:
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