GlobeMed at Boston College 2015 â€“ 2016 ANNUAL REPORT
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Pastoral de La Salud | San Salvador, El Salvador ICOD Action Network | Lyantonde, Uganda Rural Economic Development Association | Svay Rieng, Cambodia 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 Trailblazer Foundation| Siem Reap, Cambodia Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Jambi Huasi | Otavalo, Ecuador Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda Light for Children | Kumasi, Ghana Knowledge for Children | Kumbo, Cameroon Young 1ove| Gabarone, Botswana Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization | Masaka, Uganda Adonai Child Development Center| Namugoga, Uganda Feed the World | Piura, Peru COVE Alliance| Kapeeka, Uganda A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope | Managua, Nicaragua ChangeALife Uganda | Migyera, Uganda Light for Children | Kumasi, Ghana Burmese Women’s Union | Mae Sot, Thailand Maison de Naissance | Torbeck, Haiti PHASE Nepal| Kathmandu, Nepal Asociación de Personas Afectadas por Tuberculosis del Perú | Lima, Peru Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative| Mukono, Uganda Buddhism for Social Development Action | Kampong Cham, Cambodia Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation (PEOF) | Morazán, El Salvador Kyetume Community Based Health Care (KCBHCP)| Mukono, Uganda Raising the Village | Kampala, Uganda Population Education Development Association | Vientiane, Laos Lwala Community Alliance | Lwala, Kenya 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 MINDS Foundation| Vadodara, India Children of Peace| Lira, Uganda Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda Kigezi Healthcare Foundation| Kabale, Uganda 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, 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.
The Co-Presidents Dear Staff, Donors, and Partners, Thank you for sharing our commitment to health for all and to our incredible partners Chinmaya Organisation for Rural Development Siruvani. It has truly been a blessing to serve alongside you as Co-Presidents for the past year. We are humbled by the work of our peers throughout this, our third year of growth. In 2015-2016, we hosted some of the most well-attended panels and speakers on campus, including a question and answer format event with Joya Dass of Lady Drinks, a four professor academic panel on Article 25 and the right to health and a five-person panel of Jesuits about Solidarity. Turning our focus towards education, our weekly global health university events expanded beyond the classroom, including documentary viewings and incorporating more knowledge about our partners in Tamil Nadu, India. Furthermore, we continued our tradition of having a campus-wide event on the World Day of Social Justice, including the famous â€œGolden Toiletâ€?. With firm footing on the global health landscape at Boston College and a strong membership of leaders, thinkers, designers, creators, and researchers, we were blessed to also exceed our fundraising goals. After a year that can prove as a stepping stone for partnership and the organization as a whole, Globemed at BC looks to be prepared for even greater social justice outreach in the future. Sincerely, Nathalie Lavoie and Gaurav Majmudar 2015-2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Boston College
About our Chapter
[GlobeMed at Boston College]
Boston College is a Jesuit University that encourages its students to become â€œmen and women for othersâ€? through the promotion of social justice. This was the perfect setting for the founding of GlobeMed at Boston College, the first global health oriented organization on campus. Since its founding in 2010, GlobeMed at BC has focused on spreading advocacy and awareness throughout the Boston College student body. In addition, our chapter has been partnered with the Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development since 2013, and has focused on improving our partnership while understanding the issues that CORD Siruvani deals with.
Since our founding in 2010 , our chapter has grown from 11 to 51 members.
Since the beggining of our partnership with CORD Siruvani in 2013, our chapter has raised over $16,900.
KEY FACT: In 2004, Coimbatore was the fastest growing textile hub in India. Although the economy of this state is moving in an upward trend, those in rural communities do not reap the benefits of this growth.
Our Partnership CORD Siruvani
The Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development- Siruvani was founded in 2006. This organization was created as a part of the larger Chinmaya Mission, with the overall goal of facilitating sustainable social help programs for local communities. This is done primarily through empowerment programs and resource provision to community members. The Partnership between CORD Siruvani and GlobeMed at Boston College began in 2013. Since its inception, this partnership has been focused on facilitating the implementation of a waste segregation program, providing sanitation and hygiene information to the communities, and ensuring that community members have access to important vaccines such as Hepatitis B or Rubella vaccines.
Coimbatore, India Population: approximately 3,500,000 people. CORD Siruvani serves communities throughout rural Coimbatore, India. These communities are plagued by issues such as alcoholism, exposure to diseases such as Hepatitis B and Rubella, open defecation, and lack of sanitation. These rural communities are easily forgotten and overlooked by government initiatives. As a result, CORD Siruvani has taken on the mission of addressing the needs of these communities by empowering and interacting with community members.
Our Project BY THE NUMBERS: Total Number of Direct beneficiaries: 3,337 individuals Cost of project: $6,492 Fundraised What the money directly funded: Toilet building, waste segregation project, rubella and hepatits B Vaccines.
Image of children being educated on waste segregation and the importance of wearing protective gloves when cleaning up trash in the area.
GlobeMed at Boston College raised $6,429.00 to fund a waste segregation project, sanitation and hygiene initiatives, and the provision of toilets and vaccines for community members throughout Rural Coimbatore
In 2015, GlobeMed at Boston College funded three major projects that CORD Siruvani implemented. The first project is the waste segregation project. GlobeMed funded the provision of necessary tools for this project, such as sacks and buckets to divide waste into paper plastic, metal, organic waste, etc. This waste was then collected and recycled. The second project that we funded was the toilet building project to combat open defecation throughout rural Coimbatore, India. GlobeMed funded the labor and a portion of the material costs to build these toilets. Finally, we funded the provision of important vaccines such as the Hepatitis B and Rubella Vaccines.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Tasca Gift Certificates
We partnered with local restaurant Tasca to sell gift certificates, and we received 25% of the profits.
GlobeMed had a karaoke social event to promote community building among members and friends.
Members reached out to Boston College alumni and family at football game tailgates, advocated for our partnership, and accepted donations.
Ugly Sweater Sale
Members reached out to fellow Boston College students and raised funds by selling festive sweaters.
Marathon Monday Tanks and Bucket Hats
Tanks and bucket hats with a Marathon Monday design sold to students to celebrate the Marathon Monday event.
Members reached out to family and friends.
Partnered with local restaurant Tasca again to host a night where 25% of profits from that night went to GlobeMed.
Partnered with local bar Wonder Bar to receive the cover fee as a donation.
Total funds raised for CORD Siruvani in 2015-2016:
Since 2013, GlobeMed at Boston College has raised over $16,900 to support health and sanitation programs in Tamil Nadu, India through CORD Siruvani.
Campaign Highlights TASCA GlobeMed has been fortunate enough to have developed a strong partnership and friendship with local restaurant Tasca. We were able to run two fundraisers this past year with them, once in the fall with gift certificates, and another time in the spring with a dinner night. We raised $700 through this partnership, and ate great food and had good memories, too.
MARATHON MONDAY Because Marathon Monday - the day Boston celebrates the Boston Marathon - is such huge day on Boston College campus, we were able to capitalize by selling Boston College tanks and bucket hats to students. Our student-designed apparel raised $1354 in profits.
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: 51 members Number of community-building events: 8 events Community building is made a priority throughout the year to build a supportive community in GlobeMed at BC. The main community building events of the year are staff retreats. During these retreats, various activities are created in order to strengthen trust and communication between members. Other community building events include staff barbecues, lip sync battles, as well as a GlobeMed intramural dodgeball team to build relationships outside of staff meetings. The goal of these activities is to connect GlobeMed at BC members in not only their passion for global health equity, but also in friendship.
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.
Throughout the 2015-2016 year, ghU provided students with a safe space to discuss pressing issues related to health and social injustices. Our discussions played a vital role in member participation and quality of meetings this year, and led to fruitful conversation that would spill into future meetings. The most memorable ghU discussions of the year involved the most difficult topics. We spent two meetings addressing the refugee crisis in order to discuss sustainable solutions and their relation to global health. For one ghU session, we held a heated conversation regarding the Flint water crisis, where we deliberated the cause for a lack of attention and action. Our last ghU session addressed the issue of accompaniment, discussed through the lens of liberation theology and Paul Farmerâ€™s work. These discussions, amongst others, provided the foundation for depth and critical thinking in all aspects our group. ghU was able to hold more than 15 discussions and 5 public events this year. The impact of these discussions and events on our staff members, and their ability to reach the greater BC community, has greatly added to our mission as a chapter of GlobeMed.
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR
Is health a human right? How do we approach systemic racism and its effects on health? As students, what are our responsibilities in light of social injustices? How do we take action?
globalhealthU highlights from the year
JOYA DASS: Cultural Appropriation in a Medical, Racial, and Gendered Setting Joya Dass, a business news anchor for NY1 News and host of AVS, created a documentary about curable blindness in Tamil Nadu, India called â€œFirst Sightâ€?. We collaborated with four other BC clubs to host her at an event, in which we discussed cultural appropriation, healthcare, and entrepreneurship with an audience of about 150 people.
Article 25: The Right to Health Panel GlobeMed celebrated the Global Day of Action, which is in recognition of Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, by hosting a speaker panel to discuss the right to health and medical care. The panel consisted of professors from theology, economics, and sociology who introduced new perspectives of healthcare to a large audience.
JESUIT PUBLIC HEALTH PANEL We held this panel to serve as an opportunity for the Boston College community to have a conversation with Jesuits on campus about how being at a Jesuit university informs the way we think about global health and human rights. With over 100 people in attendance and three health-related clubs as collaborators, we hoped to more fully integrate our areas of interest with the particular strengths of our school.
World Day of Social Justice [February 20, 2016]
Raising Awareness across Campus
Every year, GlobeMed at Boston College seeks to raise awareness across campus about several different social justice issues, on World Day of Social Justice. We reserve a spot in a busy area on campus and interact with people to teach them about certain issues, while also getting their opinions on certain issues. In addition, we have an eye catching golden toilet to call attention to the issue of open defecation in communities that are supported by our partner organizattion, CORD Siruvani.
GlobeMed’s 10th Summit: A Celebration of Community 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.
“I was inspired to take action on problems, to pick a probem, work with the community, and continuously strive towards battling health inequities.” -Saketh Papaiahgari, Class of 2018
List of 2016 Summit delegates: Nathalie Lavoie Saketh Papaiahgari
# of GROW Interns:  Length of Stay: [16
DATES OF TRAVEL:
[07/19/16 to 08/06/16]
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.
The GROW interns facilitated the process of evaluating projects and conducting needs assessment along with the CORD Siruvani staff. This needs assessment consisted of venturing out into the rural villages, and interacting with community members to measure the impact that CORDâ€™s projects have had on them, as well as determine the next steps that need to be taken to fulfill the needs of the community.
You may fail in your efforts, but do not fail to make an effort. -Dr. Meera Krishna (Director of CORD Siruvani)
Finances In 2015-2016, GlobeMed at Boston College raised $6429.00 for CORD Siruvani to support projects in Tamil Nadu, India.
Revenue Events (Campaigns)
Internal Chapter Revenue
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2015-2016 academic year Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2015-2016 academic year TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2015-2016 Current Cash Position
$0 $4000 2478.59
GlobeMed at Boston College
Our Future Dear Friends, GlobeMed at Boston College has evolved throughout the years. We expect this to continue during the 2016-2017 year as our chapter grows, recruits new staff members, and discusses pressing issues. As new Co-Presidents, we are excited to pave the way for this year’s activities, and cannot thank everyone who has supported and will continue to support us in our efforts. In the summer of 2016, we hope to begin organizing various components of the upcoming year in order to make this academic year our most powerful and engaging year yet. Our goals for the upcoming year center around increasing community and awareness regarding pressing health issues. Membership within the GlobeMed chapter is very important to us, and for this reason, we hope to begin the year with numerous community building events. We believe that having a strong, dedicated community is an important step towards reaching our GlobeMed goals. Additionally, by reaching out to the BC community with even more public events and collaborations, we will be establishing ourselves as a group that is dedicated to global health and social justice. This will hopefully inspire others to think critically about matters that affect all humans, open the floor for new discussions, and encourage more students to become involved in GlobeMed! If you’d like to help us in our mission to educate and empower others, please consider donating to our our Razoo page: (https://www.razoo.com/us/story/Globe-Med-At-Boston-College). We thank you for your continued support and kindness! Sincerely, Ayanna Griffith and Isra Hussain 2015-2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Boston College “GlobeMed at Boston College empowered me and provided me with the skills to act on my beliefs in health equity, and served as a space for me to grow significantly as a person, student and public health advocate.” Scott Hong, Class of 2017
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GROW Coordinator globalhealthU Coordinator
Director of Communications
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Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2015 â€“ 2016 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS Father James Keenan Joya Dass Dr. Summer Hawkins
ORGANIZATIONS Tasca Tapas Restaurant F.A.C.E.S at Boston College SASA at Boston College Office of Student Involvement
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