GlobeMed at Lawrence 2013 – 2014 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 CORD| Tamil Nadu, India Ungano Tena | Nairobi, Kenya WOPLAH | Western Kenya GWED-G | Gulu, Uganda AMMID | San Marcos, Guatemala ChangeALife Uganda | Migyera, Uganda Himalayan Health Care | Jawalakhel, Nepal Courage Is Change | Denver, Colorado Kachin Women’s Association Thailand | Chiang Mai, Thailand Salud Sin Límites | Siuna, Nicaragua MAP Foundation | Chiang Mai, Thailand Escuela de La Calle (EDELAC) | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Rwanda Village Concept Project | Butare, Rwanda Community of Hope| Washington, D.C. Primeros Pasos | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala NECOFA | Moro, Kenya CEMOPLAF Cajabamba | Cajabamba, Ecuador Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Jambi Huasi | Otovalo, Ecuador Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda Knowledge for Children | Kumbo, Cameroon Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization | Masaka, Uganda Adonai Child Development Center| Namugoga, Uganda Center for Community Health Promotion | Hanoi, Vietnam ACUDESBAL | Bajo Lempa, El Salvador Medical AIDS Outreach | Montgomery, Alabama A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope | Managua, Nicaragua CSSD | Phnom Penh, Cambodia Light for Children | Kumasi, Ghana Burmese Women’s Union | Mae Sot, Thailand Maison de Naissance | Torbeck, Haiti Nyaya Health | Achham, Nepal ASPAT | Lima, Peru Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative| Mukono, Uganda BSDA | Kampong Cham, Cambodia Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation (PEOF) | Morazán, El Salvador Joy-Southﬁeld Community Development Corp.| Detroit, Michigan Kyetume Community Based Health Care (KCBHCP)| Mukono, Uganda Raising the Village | Kampala, Uganda PEDA | Vientiane, Laos Lwala Community Alliance | Lwala, Kenya Kallpa Iquitos | Iquitos, Peru Alternative for Rural Movement | Odisha, India CareNet Ghana | Hohoe, Ghana Clinica Ana Manganaro | Guarjila, El Salvador Build Your Future Today Center | Siem Reap, Cambodia Women’s Development Association | Phnom Penh, Cambodia COWS | Kampong Thom, Cambodia Dios es Amor | Lima, Peru Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda Kigezi Healthcare Foundation| Kabale, Uganda Burma Humanitarian Mission (BHM) | Eastern Burma FORUDEF | Buea, Cameroon
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.
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.
Message from the Co-Presidents Dear Friends, We are pleased to announce that this past year was a highly successful time for our chapter in which we discovered a deep value for partnership, a successful pathway for fundraising, and a perpetual devotion to the community for global health. In the past few years, we have been working on a ďŹ rm foundation with our partner organization, creating a tight-knit and supportive community, and garnering awareness of global health issues on our campus. This year, we persevered toward success, through building the Individual Giving foundation we laid last year and being creative in our campaigns, which led to remarkable outcomes! We have continued to learn about how wonderful of an organization our partner, HDI, is. It is an organization built on hard work and dedication to the value of human life. We love how HDI has a multi-faceted approach including advocacy, education and comprehensive programs. By working with them, our entire GlobeMed team has learned a great deal of what true partnership means. Together, HDI and GlobeMed have the power to change health outcomes in Rwanda; join us in making change! Sincerely, Alana Myatt Abby Schubach 2013-2014 GlobeMed at Lawrence
Since our founding in September 2010, our chapter has grown from 5 members to 18 dedicated members.
GlobeMed at Lawrence
GlobeMed at Lawrence was founded in 2010 and persevered over a small and busy campus environment to develop a strong base of passionate members. We began with a partnership in Ecuador, but after a re-partnering in 2011, we have been steadily improving upon a relationship with Health Development Initiative in Rwanda. This partnership has been so inďŹ‚uential in the lives of its members that two alumni have moved to Rwanda to continue in their love of HDI. We raise more and more funds every year because of the value that community members see in supporting HDIâ€™s mission.
Health Development Initiative - Rwanda Founded in 2011 Health Development Initiative-Rwanda (HDI) was founded in 2005 and born of a common passion to improve healthcare of all Rwandans, particularly marginalized populations whose needs remain under-served. The organization began with the aim of empowering individuals and communities with knowledge and skills in public health. Through education and improved healthcare capacity at diďŹ€erent levels, HDI seeks to bridge the gaps in healthcare in Rwanda.
Population: 1,132,686 Now twenty years post-genocide, Rwanda is on the mend and seeking to greatly improve its access to healthcare. Health disparities still exists and work such as improving access without discrimination and training healthcare professionals needs to be done.
KEY FACT: 2.9% of adults between the ages of 15 and 49 are infected with HIV as of 2012.
Our Project GlobeMed at Lawrence aims to raise $20,000 to fund the implementation of the SHARE program, which educates secondary school students about sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention in Kigali, Rwanda.
BY THE NUMBERS: Key metric: For one SHARE peer training, a classroom of more than 30 students will become educated and be able to teach how to prevent HIV. Cost of project: For one year: $4,680 What the money directly funded: Newsletters, 1/10 SHARE coordinator’s salary, School visits, debates, focal point, SHAREtank.org domain, facilitator, SHARE peer trainings
In 2013-2014, GlobeMed at Lawrence was committed to supporting HDI’s ﬂagship sexual health program, the SHARE project. Using our funds and intern support, HDI is growing its SHARE project through Peer Education programs and expansion into more schools.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Radio for Rwanda
A 12-hour radio marathon with various acts and conversations held to raise money for our partner.
In coordination with another campus event, we led short team races with colored powder thrown at racers.
Checked students coats and bags at frat parties during the colder season.
WhoKnits Raﬄe Donation
The knitting club on campus raﬄed oﬀ a scarf and gave the proceeds to us.
Chapter made connections with members of the community and other inﬂuential potential donors.
Total funds raised for HDI in 2013-2014:
Revenue $3395 $368.40
Since 2011, GlobeMed at Lawrence University has raised over $45,000 to support HDI’s sexual health and reproductive education (SHARE) program in Kigali, Rwanda.
Radio for Rwanda May 25, 2014 Our university radio station, WLFM, held a 12-hour radio marathon to raise money for HDI. A number of Lawrence students performed on air, playing instruments, rapping, and even performing some comedy acts. Statements about GlobeMed and information about how to donate were peppered into the program.
Color Races May 4, 2014 This was in collaboration with an existing campus tradition, Ormsby Zoo Days, where diďŹ€erent groups on campus have booths with crafts and/or activities for students. At our booth, we sold t-shirts made by our members along with entry into a set of short team races. Paint power was thrown at the racers for added fun!
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 2013 â€“ 2014: 20 Number of community-building events: 3 Within our chapter, one aspect of community building consisted of dinners together during the week. Sometimes we would rent out a viewing room and watch TED talks for discussion. One of the highlights this year was a trip to Bjorklunden, the Lawrence group retreat campus in beautiful Door County. We were able to bond that weekend and build a community that could more strongly meet our goals.
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 we came to many realizations about why health should be considered a human right and how this ideology plays out in the real world. We examined how diﬀerent types of populations diﬀer in their access to resources. Some examples were the poor as opposed to the rich, and the rural as opposed to the urban. We learned that there are numerous factors aﬀecting one’s access to healthcare that are beyond one’s control. Yet, one’s health is needed to perform everyday activities. This is part of the reason that health is a human right and needs to be defended as one.
Global Health Week September 16th-21st This was basically a week of bringing awareness to global health concerns. We placed many red ﬂags in a visible place on campus to represent those who die from AIDS in Rwanda and posters with the statistics. We also had a cook-out where GlobeMed members talked about their concerns. We ended the week with a GlobeMed information session.
Global Health Banquet April 27th We had approximately 30 guests attend this banquet, including professors, and community members. We aimed to educate our campus and community as to what we and HDI are all about. The evening consisted of presentations by us and our visiting chapter contact. We ﬁnished oﬀ the afternoon with a performance by The Ben, a famous Rwandan pop star.
World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2014
What do you think is the most unjust thing in the world? # of responses: 21 We chose this broad and simple question because it forces people to look at some of their most fundamental beliefs not just about health, but life as a whole. We hoped it would provide answers that might help refocus every aspect of our groups operations.
World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2014
“Breaking Barriers, Building Connections” 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 Summit really emphasized the idea of network for me. As an individual, it is easy to feel lost in a movement, especially one as big as global health. Meeting other students, however, not only gave me a great sense of empowerment, but also motivation and security. As a network, we have each other in not only Global Health, but in future aspirations as well.” Monica Paniagua ‘17
List of 2014 Summit delegates: Abby LaBrant Clarissa Frayn Jamie Cartwright A.J. Williams Monica Paniagua
3 LENGTH OF STAY: 8 weeks DATES OF TRAVEL: 6/28-8/18 # OF GROW INTERNS:
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. This year’s GROW interns have been focusing on improving the tools available to the SHARE program and helping out with other tasks of HDI. In addition to this work, they are looking into additional programs HDI has that can use GlobeMed and Lawrence’s help.
“Getting to plan the SHARE training, becoming friends with these students over the time of training, and then seeing how their understanding improves, helps motivate me to see that these students are just as passionate about the message of SHARE as we are!” -- Clarissa Frayn ‘17
GlobeMed at Lawrence
Dear Friends, We are currently excited for our current GROW team to build upon the relationships that we have formed these past three years. During their internship, they are looking into new programs on which we can work with HDI, since the SHARE program is eligible for some other funding sources. Next year we have some big goals for recruiting a much bigger chapter! We love the dedication our members have been showing thus far, so now we want to expand our campus inﬂuence. Another goal for the year will be holding an awareness event similar to the one we had in May, but with an audience more composed of community members and potential big donors. These connections with others who are passionate about health and human rights will be critical for our continued ability to support HDI! As always, throughout the year we hope to plan fun and educational events for our campus and community to get involved in so that more people can be involved in the pursuit of global health equity. We will continue to fundraise through Razoo and Global Giving, or checks made out to Lawrence University with our name in the memo. Sincerely, GlobeMed at Lawrence “GlobeMed’s community taught me to believe in movements of change. Its approach is to educate students into a commitment to social justice. Most students come in with an idea that they might do some good; GlobeMed shows us that doing good isn’t enough. Creating real, lasting steps toward equality is the way to make the world a better place.” Jamie Cartwright ‘14
Finances In 2013-2014, GlobeMed at Lawrence raised $20,128.42 for [partner organization] to support projects in [partner location].
Revenue Events (Campaigns) Individuals University (highly restricted; unused funds had to be returned at end of year)
$3884.12 $18,584.30 $4150
Internal Chapter Revenue
National OďŹƒce Launch Grant TOTAL REVENUE
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2013-2014 academic year Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2013-2014 academic year TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2013-2014 Current Cash Position
$22,468.42 0 $20,128.42 0
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Executive Board GlobeMed at Lawrence
GROW Coordinator globalhealthU Coordinator
Director of Communications Director of Community Building
Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2013 – 2014 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS ORGANIZATIONS The Larsen Family The Charboneau Family Professor Judith Humphries Foundation Curt Lauderdale Lawrence University Amy Uecke Community Council Attendees of our Awareness Event Lawrence University Oﬃce All Radio for Rwanda donor for Student Aﬀairs
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