GlobeMed at Brown 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 Dear Friends, Reflecting on our seventh year as a chapter, we could not be more proud of what we accomplished. Never before has our general body been more engaged and committed to our mission. The passion for global health and improving the lives of the girls U-Tena and GlobeMed work to help was evident during every meeting, GhU discussion, and campus-wide event. We held one of our most successful campaigns in GlobeMed at Brown's history this year. Recognizing the diverse socioeconomic backgrounds of our members, our goal in hosting a phone banking activity was to shift the emphasis from "individual" in individual giving to "giving." For 30 minutes, members tirelessly called friends and family to raise nearly $1500. The sense of camaraderie never felt stronger. As we move into our eight year, GlobeMed at Brown looks to expand our reach on campus with larger campaigns and more informative teach-ins. Further, we recognize the import of sustainability, and are therefore working to help U-Tena become self-sufficient. We are excited to see what this new year will bring for our chapter and our partnership! GlobeMed love, Mark Solter & Ashley Truong 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Brown
About our Chapter
[GlobeMed at Brown GlobeMed at Brown was founded in 2011 by Jessica Mitter, a passionate student who enlisted the help of others to develop a full executive board and recruit new members. Our chapter was connected to our partner in a way that is quite unique. The director of U-Tena met the Executive Director of GlobeMed at a Global Health conference in Washington DC where he gave a presentation on sustainable living and U-Tenaâ€™s use of theater to sustain themselves. GlobeMed was one of the few organizations from the conference that continued to show interest in U-Tena after the conference had ended. After much discussion and collaboration between the two directors, the GlobeMed at Brown and U-Tena partnership was formed. In our first year, GlobeMed at Brown raised $3,600 for U-Tenaâ€™s Kuza Project, and has since raised over $32,000. Since our founding year, our chapter has grown from 10 active staff members to over 40, and we have successfully sent GROW interns to Nairobi, Kenya every summer for six years now.
since our founding in 2011, our chapter has grown from 10 to 40 members
since our founding in 2011, our chapter has raised $32,000
KEY FACT: Kenya has the fourth-largest HIV epidemic in the world. Women are disproportionately affected -- and young women are almost three times as likely to be living with HIV than men of the same age
Our Partnership Ungano-Tena
Founded in 2005 Ungano Tena (U-Tena) is Swahili for reuniting â€“ coming back together. U-Tena is a grassroots community-based organization created in 2005 by youth from the Viwandani-Mukuru slum in East Nairobi. U-Tena aims to educate on topics related to HIV/AIDS, STIs, sexual health, and reproductive health through music, dance, puppetry, and theater. Through performing arts, U-Tena dispels myths about HIV transmission and encourages condom use and STI testing and treatment. Nairobi, Kenya Population: 3.138 Million (2009) U-Tena operates in the Viwandani-Mukuru Slum in East Nairobi, Kenya. The Mukuru slum is home to 527,526 people living in extreme poverty. Sixty percent of residents live on less than fifty cents per day, and the poorest residents live on less than twenty-five cents per day.
BY THE NUMBERS: 60 girls and 3 mentors for 2 years in 1 Community
Including donations and fundraising campaigns, GlobeMed at Brown raised nearly $4500 to fund the 2016-2017 year of the KUZA project - a mentorship program for girls in the Viwandani-Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya.
Brown GlobeMed sponsored the KUZA project for Ungano-Tena, a mentorship program for girls at the Star of Hope Secondary School in the Mukuru slum of Nairobi. Aside from a small printing grant from Jhpiego, all components of the program were funded by GlobeMed, from paying for the bashes, to hiring the mentors, to ordering T-shirts for the girls in the program. There are 60 girls enrolled in the Kuza program, and the impact is felt throughout the community, from the now schoolwide mentorship sessions inspired by the Kuza model and mentors to the impacts the girls make economically and to fight stigma in their communities upon graduation. Weâ€™re so proud of the innovative model of mentorship that the Kuza project presents and so happy to be able to directly support the community.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Finals Care Packages
Parents and students were able to preorder pre-assembled care packages for their friends and loved ones. Members assembled these packages and hand-delivered them.
Ugly Sweater Sale
â€œUglyâ€? holiday sweaters were sold to students who we were able to talk to about our mission as a club.
Members sold deep-fried Oreos outside a late-night cafe.
4/20 Waffle Mac & Cheese
Members made waffles and mac & cheese from scratch that were then turned into grilled sandwiches.
Spring Weekend Tank T-shirts to commemorate Spring Weekend. Sales Trash Talking
Members collected trash from dorm rooms for a small donation..
Members reached out to friends and family
$93 $300 $175.47 $414 $51 $1349.45
Total funds raised for [partner] in 2015-2016:
Since our start in 2011, we have raised nearly $33,000 for our partner, U-Tena.
Campaign Highlights Finals Care Package Sale During our first year of this campaign, members braved the cold and rainy weather to sell care packages during Parentâ€™s Weekend. With four baskets available to meet every price point, this campaign was a huge success. The total revenue was over $600.
Phone Banking Inspired by a couple of our members who had dedicated their summer and first semester to helping various politicians run for office, we decided to hold a thirty minute phone banking session at the end of one of the general body meetings. This was our most successful campaign, raising over $1,130.
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 2016 â€“ 2017: 58 Number of community-building events: 7 Community Building within GlobeMed at Brown has focused on creating strong bonds between members in order to ultimately work together to raise awareness of and improve the health outcomes of others in the community. Events such as staff retreats as well as outdoor activities and icebreakers have allowed for our members to share stories with one another and create new stories together. GlobeMed general body members are just as important as the executive board members, and we have worked to successfully intermingle all club members in order to form a collective unit with a shared goal of helping others within our university, the Providence community, and our partner organization in Nairobi, U-Tena.
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.
Internal globalhealthU is an opportunity for chapter members to engage global health education in a personal and collaborative manner. We provide time for weekly presentations and discussions on a diverse curriculum of global health issues, building in group activities to draw in chapter members and facilitate engagement with the topic and integration of individual chapter members’ outside knowledge of the issue. Some of our favorite activities from the year were a debate over the efficacy of organ transplants in regions with thriving organ black markets, and a guest speaker with experience in refugee health and aid with subsequent Q&A. The curriculum is built to follow a pattern of increasing understanding of the systems and phenomena that impact health topics, with the flexibility to discuss natural disasters or newly developing public health issues that may occur during the year. As the curriculum progresses from local examinations of health issues to integration of health issues in the context of global systems and networks, we learn to contextualize health within matters of access, environment, and agency. By the end of the year, we learn to take an issue and examine who it impacts and how it manifests in small communities, larger communities, state- and nationwide systems, with questions like “Who has the power to influence the progression of this issue?” and “What would this issue look like if we took it out of this country and transplanted it elsewhere?”
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR What are the systemic implications of any issue on the level of the local community, the larger community, and national and international fields? What power structures exist surrounding a given public health topic, and how do they influence its outcome? What are the strengths and weaknesses of various models of aid and partnership? How is understanding of rights and privileges influenced by one’s environment? How do we illuminate and aid invisible suffering? How do we best translate visions for health and equality into action?
Organ Transplant debate For the last thirty minutes of one of our general body meetings, the chapter was randomly divided in half and assigned debate positions. One side argued in favor of organ transplants in regions with organ black markets and the other argued against it.
Girl Rising We hosted a film screening of Girl Rising, a film about the power of education and empowerment for young girls, open to the entire Brown community. A discussion was hosted after the screening.
Week of Social Justice Events hosted during the week leading up to the day of social justice were hosted in coordination with Internal GhU, External GhU, and campaigns. These events were widely successful in engaging not only our chapter members, but the entire Brown community.
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World Day of Social Justice [February 20, 2016]
In the week leading up to World Day of Social Justice, GlobeMed at Brown planned daily social-justice related activities to spread awareness on campus. The week of social justice kicked off with a screening of 13th. On Tuesday, GlobeMed members asked other students at Brown to reflect on and write down what they think would make the world a better place. Wednesday featured a student teach-in, “Controversies in Global Health,” that highlighted topics such as refugee health and partnership-based health advocacy. Students at Brown were given the opportunity on Thursday to meet and discuss with other students involved in social justice on campus, all the while enjoying hot chocolate and snacks. A poster was set up throughout the week in front of the campus center where students answered statements such as “I fight for” and “I have the right to.” In addition to organizing campus events, GlobeMed at Brown also partnered with HOPE (Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere) to collect clothing for the homeless people of Providence.
Leading Bravely: Finding Strength in Diversity The annual GlobeMed Global Health Summit catalyzes mutual learning and collaboration between 300 students and leaders from a variety of health-related sectors. It provides delegates with the space to form relationships grounded in values of social justice and health equity.
â€œSummit really showed me the impact GlobeMed has throughout the country, and through fascinating lectures, I was able to broaden my idea on public health. Seeing all the chapters come together and share insights really demonstrated the power of the GlobeMed network.â€? -Emily Zhu
List of 2017 Summit delegates Livia Mucciolo Emily Zhu Fariha Zohistani
# of GROW Interns: 5 Length of Stay: 4
DATES OF TRAVEL:
May 20th - June 19th
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.
Working with the community based organization Ungano Tena, the GROW interns will work to support youths in the Mukuru slum of Nairobi by providing a monitoring and evaluation framework for the existing youth programs
â€œWhat makes GROW so compelling is that the work we do is not only going to help the community for the few short weeks that we are there, but for decades afterward by building a generation of strong, educated women.â€? - Shahn Thaliffdeen, c/o 2019
Finances In 2016-2017, GlobeMed at Brown University raised $5,250.40 for U-Tena to support projects in Nairobi, Kenya.
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
Current Cash Position
GlobeMed at Brown University
Our Future Dear Friends, This past year was filled with amazing memories strengthened by the wonderful bonds forged within our chapter and with our partner, U-Tena. With a new executive board composed of new and returning directors, we hope to continue expanding our chapter. For this upcoming year, we have decided to add an additional Internal GhU director who will focus on raising awareness about salient global health issues at the campus level through monthly teach-ins. We hope this will increase GlobeMed’s presence at Brown. Our partnership with U-Tena, while still strong, has changed slightly. The director of the KUZA program, Cha Cha, has left. Therefore, this year will be focused on building a strong relationship with the new director. We look forward to the opportunity of growing alongside U-Tena as we work together to expand the KUZA project! Sincerely, Mark Solter & Ashley Truong 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Brown University
“We refer to each other as the “GlobeMed fam.” The support and love we have for one another extends beyond the confines of our weekly meetings. The friends I have gained, the memories I have made, and the lessons I have learned will forever stay with me.” -Ashley Truong ‘18
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