GlobeMed at Lawrence University 2014 – 2015 ANNUAL REPORT
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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.
The Co-Presidents Dear Friends, As you might know, GlobeMed at Lawrence has taken this year to transition to a new project with our same partner organization, Health Development Initiative (HDI). We are very excited to have this new focus on HDI’s work with the Community of Potters Health and Development (COPHAD) and will be funding various projects with this community in Cyaruzinge, Rwanda throughout the coming years. This year we began raising support for two speciﬁc projects – a pig cooperative and a water pipeline. We had a very enthusiastic and dedicated staﬀ who made our support and awareness-raising eﬀorts a lot of fun, so we were able to build a strong community while we banded together to work for our partner. As our four current GROW interns are in Rwanda this summer, we look forward to seeing how our partnership on this speciﬁc project develops. We can’t wait to take what we learn this summer to focus our involvement with HDI and COPHAD, so that next year we have a better grasp on our relationship with that community. Learning and growing is what we’re all about in this mission to serve HDI, and we are happy to say that we’ve been doing just that! Sincerely, Heather Jost & Alana Myatt 2014-2015 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Lawrence University
Since our founding in September 2010, our chapter has grown from 5 members to 30 members.
GlobeMed at Lawrence University was founded in 2009 and has persevered through the last six years through the dedica>on, passion and commitment of our members. Ini>ally partnered with an organiza>on in Ecuador, GlobeMed at Lawrence re-‐partnered in 2010 to Health Development Ini>a>ve in Kigali, Rwanda. Over the past ﬁve years, GlobeMed and HDI have built a partnership that has greatly impacted our chapter’s work and our members’ lives. Since the founding of our partnership, more than ﬁPeen GROW interns and alumni have traveled to Rwanda to work directly with HDI. Addi>onally, our chapter has raised more than $50,000 to improve sexual health and reproduc>on educa>on in Rwanda and the livelihood of the Community of PoWers over the past ﬁve years.
KEY FACT: Only two in ten children growing up in the Community of Potters will survive to adulthood.
Our Partnership Health Development Initiative
Founded in 2005 Health Development Ini>a>ve (HDI) was born from a common passion to improve the quality and accessibility of health care for all Rwandans, especially marginalized communi>es. Through advocacy, training, and educa>on, HDI strives to build sustainable alliances between communi>es and health care providers. Currently, HDI is working on a wide-‐range of projects, including sexual health and reproduc>on educa>on, community of poWers health and development, female reproduc>ve and LGBT rights. Health Development Ini>a>ve and GlobeMed at Lawrence University have been partnered since 2010. Ini>ally, GlobeMed at Lawrence worked with HDI on their sexual health and reproduc>ve educa>on program (SHARE). In 2014, the SHARE program gained full funding. GlobeMed at Lawrence has since begun contribu>ng to HDI’s Community of PoWers Health and Development Program.
Popula>on: 2.5 million Now twenty years post genocide, Rwanda is on the mend and seeking to greatly improve its access and quality of healthcare. Health dispari>es s>ll exist and improving access without discrimina>on for all communi>es is a priority.
Our Project- Pig Coop at the Community of Potters
BY THE NUMBERS: • 3 Pigs • Water Supply for four months • Vaccinations for four months • Food supply for four months • Pig Night Guard • Training materials on Pig care • Vet Assistance
During the 2014-‐2015 school year, GlobeMed at Lawrence University funded a pig coopera>ve project for the Community of PoWers Health and Development Program. The Community of Potters, also formerly known as the Batwa, are a historically marginalized population. This year, GlobeMed at Lawrence joined HDI on their commitment to improve the livelihood of the Community of Potters living in the Village of Cyaruzinge. On request of the community, GlobeMed at Lawrence funded a pig cooperative for the members of the Abahuza cooperative with with the goal of providing an additional source of income and sustenance generation. The money raised by our chapter has been used to provide training on pig care for the 37 members of the cooperative along with the construction of a pig pen, vaccinations, and food and water for four months. Though the pig cooperative consists of only three pigs, our chapter and community members foresee the cooperative expanding in the near future.
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 in which
various acts and interviews were held to raise money for our partner.
Tie-Dye GlobeMed In coordination with another campus event, we allowed students to tie-dye T-shirts
A 5-hour dance-a-thon in which numerous student organizations taught dance classes to raise money.
Project for Awesome
We created a video promoting our project and uploaded it to Hank and John Greenâ€™s Project for Awesome.
Alternative Giving Students and Faculty came together to provide other options for holiday Fair
Chapter members made connections with members of the community and other inďŹ‚uential potential donors
Funds that were donated to the project before GlobeMed|LU began the project.
Total funds raised for [partner] in 2014-2015:
Since 2010 GlobeMed at Lawrence University has raised over $50,000 to support Health Development Initiative in Rwanda.
Campaign Highlights Dance-A-Thon
Radio For Rwanda
With the help of several other student organizations, our chapter organized a ďŹ ve-hour Dance-AThon. Highlights of the night included learning Bachata, swing dance and Bollywood dance from VIVA, Lawrence Swing Dance, and the Bollywood dance team, respectively.
Our university radio station, WLFM, held a 12-hour marathon to raise money for HDI. A number of Lawrence students performed on air and special guests, including President Burstein, participated in interviews. Information about GlobeMed, HDI, the Community of Potters and where to donate were added into the program.
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 2014 â€“ 2015: 30 members Number of community-building events: 3 Within our chapter, one aspect of community building consisted of having brunch together on weekends. We also watched several documentaries together outside of meeting times and attended dinners oďŹ€-campus for special occasions. One of the highlights of community building was our annual trip to Bjorklunden, the Lawrence group retreat campus in the beautiful Door County, WI. We were able to bond that weekend and build a stronger community which helped us better meet our chapterâ€™s goals.
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.
GlobalhealthU in the 2014-‐2015 school year created a safe space for mul>ple discussions emphasizing advocacy and global health equity. Although many other topics were discussed, these topics oPen >ed back into privilege with our group of students. GlobalhealthU at Lawrence improved our community in the organiza>on and on campus. We held 3 campus-‐wide events, two of which involved discussions. Our ghU team is s>ll working very hard to implement a global engagement policy on our campus. We have spoken to many leaders on campus and will be craPing a policy in the 2015-‐2016 school year with inten>ons to implement it as soon as possible.
The Community of Potters Awareness Week During the ﬁrst week of classes, we decided to raise awareness on the Community of Potters. We placed 340 ﬂags to represent 100 people, previously known as the Batwa, that are still living as a marginalized population. We also had several information sessions and additional information available for those who wanted to learn more.
Screening of Half the Sky We held a campus wide event in our cinema with a screeing of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women. APer watching sec>ons of the ﬁlm, we held a discussion about the diﬃcul>es that are s>ll being faced by women in these countries today and what we can do to help and understand.
World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2015
What privileges do you have that others do not have? What are privileges that you do not have that others do? Our theme for World Day of Social Justice this year was â€œthink about your privilegeâ€?. We asked students to write down which privileges they may have and which they may not have. The results were very thought provoking for everyone involved.
Facing Injustice: Partnering for Systemic Change
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.
List of 2015 Summit delegates: Heather Jost Madeleine Duncan Krizhalyn Velasquez Augie Groeschel-Johnson Maggie MahaďŹ€a Abby LaBrant Deep Tripurana Tae Hamm Tianyi Zhang
# OF GROW INTERNS: LENGTH OF STAY: DATES OF TRAVEL:
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 summer, our GROW team implemented the pig cooperative during their 8-week internship. Their work included helping with the training of community members on pig care, the construction of a pig pen, choosing pigs and evaluating the pig cooperative.
GlobeMed at Lawrence University
Our Future Dear Friends, As our GROW team continues their work in the Village of Cyaruzinge, we’re excited to see the outcome of the work and relationships that they are building with the community members. During their internship, members of our GROW team will be looking into additional projects for the upcoming school year that can be implemented to improve the livelihood of the members of Cyaruzinge. Next year, we have some big goals for sharing and planning educational events for our campus and community. As always, we are looking forward to welcoming new members into our chapter, because we believe it is important for anyone interested in global health equity to have the chance to join the pursuit. Another goal for the year will be holding an awareness event inviting all who are interested in human rights and global health. This is especially critical since we need to build connections with community members with these interests in order to continue our ability to support HDI and the Village of Cyaruzinge.
We plan to con>nue suppor>ng HDI through our Razoo, our Global Giving page, and checks made out to Lawrence University. Sincerely, Madeleine Duncan & Monica Paniagua 2015-2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Lawrence University
In 2014-2015, GlobeMed at Lawrence raised $ for Health Development Initiative to support projects in Kigali, Rwanda.
Revenue Events (Campaigns) Individuals
Internal Chapter Revenue National OďŹƒce Launch Grant TOTAL REVENUE
$740 NO $6408.05
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2014-2015 academic year
Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2014-2015 academic year
TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2014-2015
Current Cash Position
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Executive Board GlobeMed at Lawrence
GROW Coordinator globalhealthU Coordinator Campaign Coordinator Director of Communications Director of Community Building Director of Finances
Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2014 – 2015 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS Professor Judith Humphries Rose Wasieleweski Curt Lauderdale Charity Rasmussen All Radio for Rwanda donors
ORGANIZATIONS Lawrence University Community Council Lawrence University Oﬃce for Student Aﬀairs
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