GlobeMed at University of Denver 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 Friends, We are pleased to announce yet another successful year in Denver! Once again, we have reached all time records in terms of members (45), fundraising ($10,038), and chapter participation. We had set out on raising $9,300 and significantly surpassed that goal. Furthermore, we have refocused our chapter around hard discussions that our nation is currently facing specifically in terms of social justice issues. We were truly successful in getting our campus involved through many different campaigns and awareness events. GlobeMed is a very well known organization on campus now. Our partners in Kampong Cham, Cambodia, BSDA (Buddhism for Social Development in Action) have been wonderful in terms of communication and keeping us updated on the progress of our project. In the next year, we hope that our chapter will focus on, not only health disparities abroad, but also those in our local community. It is definitely a goal of ours to get involved in the issues that face our community while also keeping our partnership abroad strong. As leaders of such a wonderful organization, we have learned how to lead by example and collaborate with all of the different people that help to make our mission a success. Sincerely, Sunny and Ryan 2015-2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at The University of Denver
About our Chapter
[GlobeMed at DU]
Our GlobeMed chapter was founded in 2011 and our partnership with BSDA was formed in 2012. We have accomplished quite a bit in the past five years. We have raised over $22,000, completed 4 successful GROW trips, established 90 beneficiary families of different projects, and have grown the chapter by more than six times its original volume.
since our founding in 2011, our chapter has grown from 7 to 45 members
since our founding in 2011, our chapter has raised over $22,000
KEY FACT: 75,000 people living in Cambodia are diagnosed with HIV/AIDS
Buddhism for Social Development Action
Buddhism for Social Development Action (BSDA) was founded in 2005 by seven Buddhist Monks who were frustrated that the local monks were preaching altruism in theory but did not practice it. They started BSDA in an attempt to find paths of peace and friendships in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge and genocide. Kampong Cham, Cambodia Population: 118,00
Kampong Cham, and basically any region in the small country of Cambodia, was affected by the Khmer Rouge Genocide from 1975-1979. The country still struggles with the loss of approximately 2 million citizens (most of whom were part of the educated/working class). In this region, many families have at least one member living with HIV/AIDS while also struggling to combat poverty due to a broken system still recovering from a genocide.
Our Project BY THE NUMBERS: Key metric: 90 beneficiary families with the chicken project â€“ projected at least 110 by the Summer of 2017. Cost of project: $7,500 at least annually What the money directly funded: Microloans for families and costs of employees through BSDA
GlobeMed at the University of Denver works with their partner organization , Buddhism for Social Development in Action, in Kampong Cham, Cambodia to provide loans to their beneficiary families as a way to help jumpstart their individual businesses.
Our money works to fund the microloans that 90 families receive to operate their small chicken farming businesses. Also, our money goes towards training sessions for the communities to learn how to manage finances and their livestock. Our project has also expanded to more than just chicken business. Now, families are starting business with the loan provided that work better for them (such as bakeries, selling scarves, and convenience stores. Finally, our donations are used to provide some of the salary for employees at BSDA who oversee the project.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
GlobeMed at DU helps with recruitment for Kaplan courses, and in return is given courses to sell.
Valentine’s Day Raffle We sell raffle tickets for the chance to win Valentine’s Day themed gift baskets and gift cards to local businesses.
GlobeMed on the Green
GlobeMed at DU hosted an afternoon of field games, snacks, and raffled off some excellent camping-themed items.
Our members reached out to their families and friends, with very generous results.
Our chapter partners with local restaurants, which donate a portion of a night’s profits to our chapter.
Businesses from across the state of Colorado donated money and supplies to our chapter. We feature their organizations on our shirts and website.
T-Shirts and Hats
Chapter members and summit conference attendees purchased hats and t-shirts we had made.
Total funds raised for BSDA in 2015-2016:
Since 2012, GlobeMed at DU has raised
$22,174.21 for BSDA in Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Campaign Highlights Field Day! Valentine’s Day Raffle Our annual Valentine’s Day Raffle was successful yet again, bringing in more than $592! This event is a week-long raffle where participants can purchase a ticket to enter to win numerous Valentine’s Day themed items. This campaign continues to grow in number of individuals reached and money raised.
This campaign focused on spreading awareness as opposed to raising money for our partners. Field Day consisted of multiple carnival-based attractions where students could come together the week before final exams and release some stress with members of the GlobeMed community. Attractions included games such as volleyball, corn-hole, and frisbee as well as free popcorn and ice-cream!
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:  Number of community-building events:  Community building is one of the greatest strengths of our chapter. Our key event is a winter retreat to the mountains in which we reflect on the year thus far and set goals to move forward. GlobeMed is truly a family in Denver and is a support system for all members.
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.
Hi y’all! This year ghU initially took a little bit of a political turn, taking hot button issues within the current presidential election and seeing how these issues could have an impact on the health of the US population as well as global populations. We also made a significant attempt to have discussion this year that would result in disagreement between chapter members to facilitate exchange of ideas. Outside of chapter meetings, we worked to get GlobeMed’s message out to the campus and the community at large through World Day of Social Justice and other events in partnership with Campaigns and the newly founded Council For Global Health and Development. Additionally, we began a partnership with a local high school to begin introducing the ideas of health equity and global health to high schoolers, with a program starting in the fall. We can’t wait to continue our work with outreach this year, and to continue to educate our chapter at large. GlobeMed Love, Ally and Michael
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR
How do we recognize and approach privilege? How does the political environment dictate the health of the population? What is Cambodia’s history and how does it contribute to our current partnership? How do we work on incorporating intersectionality into our goal of health equity?
globalhealthU highlights from the year
Movie Night We hosted a showing of â€œHow To Survive a Plagueâ€? with the Council for Global Health and Development and had a discussion of the healthcare system in the US as well as the stigmas surrounding HIV/AIDS.
Partnership With Cherry Creek High School We began our partnership with Cherry Creek High School this year in meeting with one of the teachers there to begin programming for this fall regarding health equity and global health.
Black Lives Matter/The War on Drugs Our ghU co-coordinators focused a series of weekly discussions on the racial bias within policing in the United States, as well as the prison system, coinciding with current events in the news. As a vehicle for social justice, we felt best to address these issues in real time to get the perspectives of future leaders in the field.
World Day of Social Justice [February 20, 2016]
On this yearâ€™s World Day of Social Justice, we tabled on campus to we provided students with a variety of statistics from different inequities to inspire them to think about current human rights issues. We then asked them what change they wished to see in the world, asked them what change they were willing to make in order for it to happen, and took pictures of their responses for an online photo album.
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.
“”To be able to meet with other chapters and learn from professionals in global health to discuss health equity and social justice was an indispensable experience that reminded me why GlobeMed is such an important part of my life.” -Ally Malecha, 2018
List of 2016 Summit delegates: Evan Novak Ryan Carson Brian Ketterman Will Trout Sunny Khatter Jenna Powell Paul Percelay Ally Malecha
# of GROW Interns: 4 Length of Stay: 5 weeks Dates of travel: Early June - Mid July
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 Internship set out to evaluate and improve upon the conditions of the new project, Financing Futures. Budget planning along with assessing possible business approaches was the first priority for this visit. Meeting face-to-face with members of the community was the best way to fully understand the problems that these families were facing. Over the course of 5 weeks, the Grow Team met with 35 of our beneficiaries and discussed the best possible ways to ensure a successful, sustainable way to generate income. We look forward to sharing the highlights of the trip with the DU chapter in the fall.
Finances In 2015-2016, GlobeMed at the University of Denver raised $10,038.11 for BSDA to support projects in Kampong Cham, Cambodia.
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
GlobeMed at The University of Denver
Our Future Dear Friends, As we have continued to see great success within our organization, we hope to continue expanding our chapter with members dedicated to being the change they wish to see in the world. Our goal is to foster a space on campus and for the community in which conversations about difficult subjects can be held and used as a tool to improve the world in which we live in. We are challenging ourselves to raise $10,000 this year and continue to support both our chicken project and new business project (Financing Futures) with BSDA. It is important that we accomplish the fundraising goal; therefore, if you know anyone who would like to donate, please have them contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website https://globemeddu.wordpress.com. Thank you for taking the time to hear about Denverâ€™s GlobeMed chapter and the inspiring things we do. None of the work we accomplish is possible without the help of our beneficiaries, partners, and amazing members. Sincerely, Sunny and Paul 2015-2016 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at the University of Denver
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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 Renee Botta Kathy Rotto Anne Percelay
ORGANIZATIONS McDonaldâ€™s Lowry Contracting, Inc. Fat Shack Kaplan
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