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GlobeMed at Colorado College 2016 – 2017 ANNUAL REPORT


GlobeMed Network AMHERST COLLEGE ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY BETHEL UNIVERSITY BOSTON COLLEGE BROWN UNIVERSITY CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK COLORADO COLLEGE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CORNELL UNIVERSITY CU-BOULDER DARTMOUTH COLLEGE DUKE UNIVERSITY EMORY UNIVERSITY FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOWARD UNIVERSITY INDIANA UNIVERSITY LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY MASSACHUSETTS INST. OF TECHNOLOGY MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MOREHOUSE COLLEGE MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY PRINCETON UNIVERSITY RHODES COLLEGE RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY SPELMAN COLLEGE ST. EDWARD’S UNIVERSITY TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY TUFTS UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI UCLA UC BERKELEY UNIVERSITY OF DENVER UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE COUNTY UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY UNC-CHAPEL HILL UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY WHITMAN COLLEGE WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE

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 – the ability to not only survive but thrive – 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.


Message from

The Co-Presidents Dear Friends, Family, and Supporters, This year, our chapter set out to increase GlobeMed’s and WOPLAH’s presence in the Colorado College and Colorado Springs community. To this end, we held multiple fundraisers with WOPLAH as our focus and began partnering with Colorado Springs businesses for fundraisers. Additionally, we began collaborating with other campus clubs to co-host many member meetings. We relocated our faculty advising to the Butler Center, CC’s office of diversity, which will allow us to work with advisors who have training and knowledge valuable to GlobeMed’s operations. In relation to our partnership, this year was dedicated to working with the CC administration and WOPLAH to ensure that GROW interns would have a sustainable source of funding. The administration is currently beginning the long process of reaching out to alumni to establish an endowment. As we are finishing our fifth year of partnership with WOPLAH, future GROW teams will be discussing the sustainability and long-term goals of WOPLAH’s projects. We have learned the importance of engaging all of your team members, asking critical questions, doing your research, and working within standing institutions to find sustainable solutions. Overall, We are thankful for a year of incredible growth. Our chapter has come so far and we are excited to see how we will continue to grow throughout the years. Sincerely, Sidharth Tripai and Cheryn Auoaj 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Colorado College


About our Chapter

[GlobeMed at Colorado College] GlobeMed at Colorado College was founded in the fall of 2012 with the aim of raising awareness of global health issues both on the Colorado College campus and in the larger Colorado Springs community. Sarah Freeman and Sarah Phillips, the founding presidents of GlobeMed at CC, felt as though there was no organization or movement on campus in which students passionate about global health could focus their energy—and GlobeMed felt like the perfect opportunity. GlobeMed at Colorado College was partnered with the Western Organization for People Living with HIV/AIDS (WOPLAH), based in the town of Mumias in western Kenya. WOPLAH works to improve the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS in the local community through a variety of lifestyle, nutrition and education initiatives. With more than $50,000 raised in five years, GlobeMed at CC has been able to help WOPLAH in providing education and trainings for garden, goats, educational programs, and community outreach in Mumias. Four teams of GROW interns have travelled to Mumias to work with WOPLAH, and many more CC students hope for the internship opportunity in the future. GlobeMed at Colorado College looks forward to many more fruitful and successful years of partnership with WOPLAH to come!

since our founding in September 2012, our chapter has grown from 40 to 60 members

since our founding in September 2012, our chapter has raised over $50,000


KEY FACT: Kenya has the fourth largest HIV epidemic in the world, with 1.5 million people living with HIV in 2015 and 36,000 deaths that year.

Our Partnership WOPLAH

Founded in 2008 WOPLAH (Western Organization for People Living with HIV/AIDS) was founded by a group of eleven community leaders, known as the Ambassadors of Hope (AOH), who recognized a need for HIV/AIDS services in their community. This need included equitable access to health education, counseling, economic empowerment, testing, and reducing the stigma around people living positively with HIV/AIDS. They achieve this through support groups, dialogues within the community, and income generating activities. WOPLAH aims to address the pain and suffering of orphans, vulnerable children, and people living with HIV/AIDS in Western Kenya. They envision a society in which all people can realize their full potential to enhance their lives through achieving universal health equity.

Mumias, Kenya Population: 116,358 (according to 2009 census) Mumias is located in Western Kenya, a region where the main source of income for most of its inhabitants is agriculture. Mumias is home to both tribal and religious diversity--both of which have the potential to create conflict in the future, and have been the source of strife in the past. Over the past few years, there has been growing violence related to terrorism in other areas of the country. Access to healthcare is limited in Mumias as the number of medical facilities is few. Additionally, access to education is sometimes limited for Mumias' citizens due to the high cost of school fees.


Our Projects

GlobeMed at Colorado College raised $8,300 to further the sustainability of WOPLAH’s income generating activities, to initiate the expansion of Village Banking, to help transport Ambassadors of Hope to Community Health Dialogues in distant communities, and to expand poultry and kitchen garden projects. All of these projects are continuous, and varying funds/support have been given each year. For more specific funding information, please contact the chapter directly.

Village Banking: VB allows for small scale, low interest, soft loans to be given within support groups. These loans provide a safety net, along with opportunity for education and business expansion. Goats, Poultry, Kitchen Gardens: These three projects all focus on income generation and food security, two aspects that greatly affect health and status within the community. Ambassadors of Hope: The AOH are the leaders of WOPLAH, each working with their own communities and support groups. To ensure that they are aware and educated, they must often travel expensively between their region to attend all-AOH meetings in a central location.


Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.

Event Title

Event Description

Revenue

GlobeMed Cakes

GlobeMed at Colorado College sold pre-order cakes and other baked goods to students.

$1368.51

Winter Benefit Dinner GlobeMed at CC hosted a benefit dinner with

$352.27

catered food, live music, an art auction, and information about our work with WOPLAH.

Skirted Heifer/Bambinos Restaurant Fundraisers

GlobeMed at CC partnered with local restaurants Skirted Heifer and Bambinos who donated 15% of sales to WOPLAH.

Dodgeball & Water Polo Tournaments

GlobeMed at CC hosted two tournaments to raise money for WOPLAH.

Spring Benefit Dinner GlobeMed at CC hosted a second benefit dinner simil

Individual Giving

Members reached out to family and friends.

Ks for Kenya

GlobeMed hosted its annual 5K race and pancake breakfast to raise money for WOPLAH.

$20

$221.25 $510.58 $1805.32 $740

Total funds raised for WOPLAH in 2016-2017:

$7,000.00

“Since 2012, GlobeMed as Colorado College has raised over $50,000 to help WOPLAH support the nutritional, economic, and health needs of those affected by HIV/AIDS in Western Kenya�


Campaign Highlights Benefit Dinner

Dodgeball Tournament

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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 – 2017: 60 Number of community-building events: 3 Number of hours volunteered in the community: 20 (at Meadows Park Community Center) Within our chapter, we worked to strengthen our internal community by starting every meeting with a bonding/ice breaker activity, establishing a safe space for our members to discuss freely and ask questions. Our fall and spring retreats also fostered our internal chapter community. For our fall retreat we gathered together as a chapter for breakfast, discussion, name games and a hike, allowing our members the chance to get to know each other, mke connections, and set goals for the upcoming year. Our off-campus chapter retreat was held at the CC cabin, where members enjoyed a catered meal, discussion, games, a documentary, and participated in a low ropes course before departing in the morning. The off-campus setting provided a great space for members to start to connect on a deeper level and really get to know each other. The low-ropes course helped us to develop leadership skills and pushed us to work together as a team. Our final bonding event of the year was a documentary screening and discussion which gave us the opportunity to gather together and learn more about Global Health issues outisde of the space of weekly member meetings. Our partnership with the Meadows Park Community Center in CO Springs serves as an integral part of our chapter at Colorado College. Our visits to play with the kids every Monday afternoon became many of our chapter member’s highlight of the week. Our relationship with Meadows Park opened our eyes to the issues that plague low-incomce neighborhoods in our own backyard. This year, we worked hard to provide a bit more structure and direction to our partnership with Meadows by identifying one project per semester to accomlish with the kids. First semester we worked with the kids at Meadows Park to compile their favorite healthy recipes into a community cookbook that each child was able to take home to their families at the end of the semester. By creating this cookbook we were able to push the kids to think critically about nutrition and what a balanced diet really looks like. The cookbook also provided a concrete way for them to take what they were learning at Meadow’s Park home and out to the community. Second semester we created a video that highlighted all of the best things about Meadow’s Park and all of the amazing work that they do. This video was shown at our Spring Benefit dinner to help raise awareness on the CC campus about Meadow’s Park. We hope to continue to strengthen our partnership with Meadow’s Park in the future!


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.

This year, GHU focused on spreading global health knowledge beyond GlobeMed by collaborating with other clubs on campus as well as publishing global health newsletters spread across campus for the whole community to read. Each month, we chose a global health theme to focus on and had one meeting collaborating with a campus club that also focused on that topic and one meeting with a panel of experts on the topic to educate GlobeMed members. One of our favorite themes focused on how the refugee crisis affects health care. We collaborated with the CC Refugee Alliance and had a presentation from students who traveled to Europe and interviewed Syrian refugees about the physical and mental health problems they were facing. We also brought in a panel of professors and workers in the refugee field and opened up the meeting to the community with an incredible turnout. This year we saw great development in GHU. From implementing monthly themes, to publishing our newsletter, to increasing campus and community collaborations, GHU has really blossomed. We look forward to continuing to develop our curriculum next year!

KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR How does access to clean water affect health and how can we increase water availability?

How do politics and laws influence health care?

How is cancer treatment and screening affected by inequalities?]

How does the refugee crisis affect health care for both refugees in their home and asylum countries?]

How do inequalities affect mental health diagnosis and treatment?]


globalhealthU highlights from the year

Panel on the Refugee Crisis GlobeMed collaborated with the Colorado College Refugee Alliance to bring in professors who study the refugee crisis, as well people who work with refugees, to speak with CC students and the Colorado Springs community about health issues refugees face. This was our most popular GHU event of the year, with many people from the Colorado Springs community coming out!

Careers in NGOs Speaker In collaboration with the Colorado College sociology department, the founder of the Swami Viveknanada NGO came to speak about career options in the NGO sector, as well as how to responsibly run and work for an NGO serving a community that you are not part of.

Newsletter Each month, members of the GHU committee worked to write a newsletter focusing on the GlobeMed’s chosen topic. Once printed, GlobeMed members worked to hang the newsletters in bathrooms and hallways across campus, where every CC student had access. We had very positive feedback from the campus community, saying they learned a lot about global health from our monthly snippets!


2017 Summit

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.

List of 2017 Summit delegates: Carly Merritt


# of GROW Interns: 4 Length of Stay: 6 weeks DATES OF TRAVEL: May

24th - July 5th

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.

Our interns perform an in-depth SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis of all WOPLAH projects, in addition to assisting with capacity building projects. They create a list of goals for the organization, in conjugation with GlobeMed at Colorado College, for the upcoming year, draft the PAF, and work on grant-writing and communication.

“GROW was, for me, learning and adjusting, listening and speaking, laughing and loving, and, above all, connecting. It has formed the partnership both professionally and personally. -- Ines Siepmann 2017


Finances In 2016-2017, GlobeMed at Colorado College raised $7040 for WOPLAH to support projects in Western Kenya

Revenue Events (Campaigns)

$4854

Individuals

$1416

University

0

Corporations

0

Foundations

0

Internal Chapter Revenue

$160

TOTAL REVENUE

$6474

Expenses Campaigns

$6033

Operations

$1989

TOTAL EXPENSES

$8022

Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2016-2017 academic year

$2040

Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2016-2017 academic year

$5000

TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2016-2017

$7040

Current Cash Position

$4732


GlobeMed at Colorado College

Our Future Dear Friends, We look forward to beginning our new partnership with the Butler Center this year and expanding our collaborations with other student groups. We will continue in our search to establish an endowment, while writing grants and continuing campaigns to reach our fundraising goal. We will focus on having GHU focus on a different theme each block, and also work to collaborate with another student group once a block. We will continue to develop more relationships with Colorado Springs businesses, and extend the awareness of GlobeMed beyond campus into the community. This will be an exciting year for GlobeMed’s development and we can’t wait!

To support GlobeMed at Colorado College’s multifaceted mission to support families suffering from HIV/AIDS in Western Kenya, please visit https://www.razoo.com/story/V42h4f. Every bit makes a difference! Sincerely, Carly Merritt and Maddy Murphy 2017-2018 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Colorado College

Being in GlobeMed for 4 years has shown me that I can make more of a difference in the world than I ever imagined. I’m inspired to continue working in the global health field long after i graduate. -Maia Chin, Class of 2017


Stay Connected GlobeMed at Colorado College Read more about our partner and project, and the GlobeMed network https://globemed.org/impact/coloradocollege/

“Like� us on Facebook to find out about upcoming events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/234910180174935/

Follow us on instagram at ccglobemed

Follow our blog and join in on the discussion:https://cc0123.wixsite.com/growgang

Find our chapter on https://www.razoo.com/story/V42h4) and make a donation to support our partner and project today.

Email us at cc@globemed.org to find out how you can get involved!


Executive Board GlobeMed at Colorado College

External Co-President

Cheryn Aouaj

| cheryn.aouaj@coloradocollege.edu

Internal Co-President

Sidharth Tripai

| sidharth.tripai@coloradocollege.edul

GROW Coordinator

Ines Siepmann

| ines.siepmann@coloradocollege.edu

Maia Chin

| maia.chin@coloradocollege.edu

Campaign Coordinator

Savannah Snell

| savannah.snell@coloradocollege.edu

Campaign Coordinator

Ian Carey

| ian.carey@coloradocollege.edu

Emma Low

| emma.low@coloradocollege.edu

Hannah Schultz

| hannah.schultz@coloradocollege.edu

Director of Finances

Carly Merritt

| carly.merritt@coloradocollege.edu

Director of Finances

Natalie Sarver

| natalie.sarver@coloradocollege.edu

globalhealthU Coordinator

Director of Communications Director of Community Building

Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2016 – 2017 year a great success:

INDIVIDUALS

ORGANIZATIONS

Jordan Radke Edwin Wetoyi

Skirted Heifer Paninos WOPLAH Colorado College Collaborative for Community Engagement


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