GlobeMed at Rhodes College 2015 â€“ 2016 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.
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 Friends and Supporters, We are excited to continue our work with AMOS Health and Hope fighting for water sanitation in Nicaragua. Our advocacy in our community has involved numerous campus organizations as well as several outside speakers, including Mike Davis, and Bob and Jovan Hansman. Aside from our regular weekly meetings, we organized fundraisers, beginning with our annual art auction and ending with our annual fun run. This was our first year working with the brilliant Dr. Hanebrink to embellish our educational topics and connect to topically relevant groups in our community. We are planning to further extend our activities on and off campus as we grow in members and influence. Weâ€™d like to thank not only our partners, but also our friends for their support. Thank you to our donors for providing us with the ability to continue working to increase health equity.
Sincerely, Harris Short and Alexa Wolfe 2015-2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Rhodes
About our Chapter
GlobeMed at Rhodes since our founding in 2008, our chapter has grown from 8 to over 30 members
since our founding in 2008, our chapter has raised over $68,000
GlobeMed at Rhodes College was founded in 2008 by a group of students looking to combat health inequity on a global scale. That same year, the chapter began its partnership with AMOS Health and Hope, a grassroots community health organization in Nicaragua. Since that time, the chapter has sent interns to Nicaragua almost every summer, allowing us to build a strong and lasting partnership. In addition, the chapter raises $10,000 annually to help fund AMOSâ€™s Household Water Treatment Program, which provides families with water filters and provides relevant education to members of the community.
To date, AMOS has installed over 1,100 water filters in 19 different communities in rural Nicaragua.
Our Partnership AMOS HEALTH AND HOPE
Founded in 2006 AMOS Health and Hope is a non-profit organization that works to improve the health of poor communities in rural Nicaragua. The organization was founded by Drs. David and Laura Parajรณn. Their vision was to use community-based primary healthcare, along with education, to expand access to healthcare among underserved populations. Today, AMOS serves over 18,000 people across 5 regions of Nicaragua, working to identify and combat the sources of poor health by providing community-based services and training.
Nicaragua Population: ~6.1 million AMOS is based in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, but does work in many regions of the country. Nicaragua is the second poorest county in the Western Hemisphere, the state of which has been influenced by a long history of political unrest, civil war, and natural disasters. With approximately 80% of the population living on less that $2 a day, and a third of the population living more than 2 hours walking distance from the nearest medical facilities, access to quality healthcare is limited.
GlobeMed at Rhodes College raised $10,000 to help fund the production and maintenance of water filtration systems, as well as the training of community leaders throughout rural Nicaragua on the importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
An Auction featuring both student-made and internationally-collected art. It is held in the cloister of the library during Parent’s Weekend (October 2nd-4th)
Kaplan Test Sale
We have an agreement with Kaplan that allows us to act as campus representatives for their organization. They granted us a test prep course (valued up to $2,800) for free which we sell to a Rhodes student.
We use the GlobalGiving online platform to connect with donors by providing them with updates on our campaigns and awareness events on campus.
We purchased over 100 tickets to a Grizzlies basketball game and sold them to students on campus for a profit. The tickets included the opportunity to be present for the pre-game shoot-around with the Grizzlies players.
Valentine’s Day Cupcake Sale
We sold Muddy’s cupcakes for a profit on campus in this ultra sweet Valentine’s Day campaign. We provided options for anonymous gifting and even dorm delivery!
7th Annual Globemed Every year our chapter hosts a 5k on campus. This year we connected it to AMOS by creating 5k
a ‘Water Day’ to accompany the event. We had Slip N Slides, water balloons, and a dunk tank that made for a day full of fun.
Total funds raised for A.M.O.S in 2015-2016:
Since 2008, GlobeMed at Rhodes College has raised over $90,000 to support A.M.O.S- Health & Hope in providing clean water in Nicaragua.
Campaign Highlights Art Auction Pictured above, the Art Auction is our chapter’s first event of the year, hosted during Parent’s Weekend. This year, we collected over 100 pieces of art from around the world and raised over $2,000!
5k & Fun Run Our final campaign of the year is our annual 5k! With the help of our sponsor, Huey’s Restaurant, we added a 1 mile “Fun Run” that included Slip N Slides, water balloons, and a dunk tank. Students and Memphians alike participated in this day full of 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 2015 â€“ 2016: 30 Number of community-building events: 16 Community building activities are intended to help foster stronger relationships among chapter members. Consequently, we as a chapter can engage in honest, respectful dialogue throughout the year while growing closer as a community and striving toward a common goal. In our chapter, community building activities can range from ice breakers to team builders to interpersonal reflections. Community building events are a great way to start meetings or end them on a positive note, and they are also instrumental in chapter and eboard retreats.
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.
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR What does it mean to say health is a human right?
globalhealthU is a central component of our weekly meetings. Our curriculum provides students with the opportunity to discuss global health and social justice in a casual but intellectually stimulating environment. This year, we held over 20 ghU sessions, covering issues from human trafficking to the way social justice issues frame voting in United States politics. In addition to our weekly ghU curriculum, we held several public events open to the Rhodes community. These included several on-campus lectures, such as co-sponsoring a lecture by Mike Davis on his book Planet of Slums and bringing Bob and Jovon Hansman to discuss their nonprofit organization City Faces in St. Louis. These events allow us to expand the conversation around global health beyond the chapter to the entire community.
Who has more rights than others? How do social justice issues influence voting? What is the role of nonprofit organizations in combating injustice? How does globalization impact human rights?
globalhealthU highlights from the year
Planet of Slums--Mike Davis Co-sponsored with Communities in Conversation lecture series, this was a guest lecture by Mike Davis, a professor at the University of California, Riverside, and the author of over 20 books. He discussed the impact of urbanization on the world, and specifically the growing inequality that exists in cities around the world.
Chapter Retreat Each semester we hold a chapter retreat. This event is characterized by a range of community building and ghU activities. This is a great way to bring the chapter together and allow new members to get to know older members better.
Understanding What We See--Bob and Jovan Hansman Bob Hansman is a professor at Washington University in St. Louis. His son, Jovan, is the Director of City Faces, the nonprofit organization founded by Bob. The organization serves the Clinton-Peabody Public Housing area, providing tutoring and mentoring. This session focused on their work with City Faces, the role of nonprofit organizations, and the similarities between St. Louis and Memphis.
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World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2016
Our chapter wrote quotes about social justice and activism on balloons which we then hung around campus, and we also went out into the community and chalked similar sayings into sidewalks around the city. We hoped it would provoke people to think about issues we normally avoid and to push ourselves out of our comfort zones to be active community advocates. We also included facts about AMOS and Nicaragua to spread awareness about communities other than our own and to validate their struggles and encourage solidarity.
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.
“Summit was an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and learn more about our organization on a national level.” - Maria Yousuf, class of 2017
List of 2016 Summit delegates: Maria Yousuf Natalie Scanlon Sam Jordan Harris Short
Finances In 2015-2016, GlobeMed at Rhodes raised $10,000 for AMOS to support projects in Nicaragua.
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
$0.00 $10000.00 $1681.97
GlobeMed at Rhodes College
Our Future Dear friends and supporters, For the 2016 - 2017 year, we are planning on maintaining and re-strengthening our bond with AMOS as well as fundraising $10,000 and sending it to AMOS in Nicaragua. We hope to foster a closely knit chapter in which members not only respect and support each other, but also work well together to help us reach our goals. We’re also striving to build stronger connections with our campus and community by raising awareness and supporting other causes. Specifically, we hope to spark conversations around global health and social justice by hosting speakers on campus. In addition, we plan to explore the possibility of forming a new partnership with a service organization in our local Memphis community. If you would like to help us accomplish these goals for the following year, please visit our global giving website: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/globemed-at-rhodes-water-filtration-nicarag ua/ Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! Sincerely, Sam Jordan and Maria Yousuf Incoming 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Rhodes College
“GlobeMed gave me an outlet for my passions for global health and social justice. Although I was only in it for four years, the knowledge and friendships gained will impact me for the rest of my life.“ - Noelle Schmitter-Schrier, Class of 2016
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Director of Internal Communications
Director of Outreach Director of Community Building Director of Finances
Supporters A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2015 â€“ 2016 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS Dr. Julia Hanebrink Bob and Jovan Hansman Dr. Peter Hossler
ORGANIZATIONS Hueyâ€™s Memphis Communities in Conversation PIH Engage Lecture Board ANSO Dept Urban Studies Dept
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