GLOBEMED AT MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE 2011-2012 Annual Report
students and communities improving health around the world
GlobeMed is a network of university students that partner with grassroots organizations around the world to improve the health of people living in poverty FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY ARM Orissa, India
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Medical AIDS Outreach Montgomery, Alabama
UNC-CHAPEL HILL Health Alert Uganda Gulu, Uganda
BETHEL UNIVERSITY Rural Economic Development Association Svay Rieng, Cambodia
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY RVCP, Butare, Rwanda Community of Hope Washington, D.C.
RHODES COLLEGE A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope Managua, Nicaragua
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME PEDA Vientiane, Laos
BOSTON COLLEGE CCC-UNSCH Ayacucho, Peru
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Primeros Pasos Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Cooperation for Social Services and Development Phnom Penh, Cambodia
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER Kallpa Iquitos Iquitos, Peru
BROWN UNIVERSITY Ungano Tena Nairobi, Kenya
INDIANA UNIVERSITY CEMOPLAF Cajabamba Cajabamba, Ecuador
TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Maison de Naissance Torbeck, Haiti
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CareNet Ghana Hohoe, Ghana
BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY KIHEFO Kabale, Uganda
LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY Health Development Initiative Kigali, Rwanda
TUFTS UNIVERSITY Nyaya Health Achham, Nepal
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Clinica Ana Manganaro Guarjila, El Salvador
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GWED-G Gulu, Uganda
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO Jambi Huasi Otovalo, Ecuador
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ASPAT Lima, Peru
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Build Your Future Today Center Siem Reap, Cambodia
CORNELL UNIVERSITY CEPAIPA Guayaquil, Ecuador
MIT Women Mobilizing for Development Bokeo, Laos
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI Social Action for Women Mae Sot, Thailand
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON WDA Phnom Penh, Cambodia
CU-BOULDER HHC, Jawalakhel, Nepal Courage Is Change Denver, Colorado
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE Gardens for Health International Gasabo, Rwanda
UCLA Nwoya Youth Center Anaka, Uganda
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON COWS Kampong Thom, Cambodia
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE Kachin Women’s Association Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization Masaka, Uganda
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER Buddhism and Society Development Association Kampong Cham, Cambodia
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Dios es Amor Lima, Peru
DEPAUL UNIVERSITY ASOSAP Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY HOPE Center Ho, Ghana
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Tiyatien Health Zwedru, Liberia Joy-Southfield Detroit, Michigan
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS UDHA Iganga, Uganda
DUKE UNIVERSITY Salud Sin Límites Siuna, Nicaragua
OBERLIN COLLEGE Center for Community Health Promotion Hanoi, Vietnam
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY KCRC Bushenyi District, Uganda
WHITMAN COLLEGE Burmese Women’s Union Chiang Mai, Thailand
EMORY UNIVERSITY MAP Foundation Chiang Mai, Thailand
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY ACUDESBAL Chiapas, Mexico
AMHERST COLLEGE Pastoral de La Salud San Salvador, El Salvador
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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 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.
PRESIDENTS’ MESSAGE GlobeMed at Middlebury College
This year represents an monumental step forward for GlobeMed-Middlebury. After managing the difficult transition of changing our partner organization early in the fall, our chapter quickly rallied around our new partner organization: Gardens for Health International. Gardens for Health (GHI) is a grassroots NGO based in Rwanda that works to break the cycle of disease, poverty, and malnutrition by providing agricultural grants, assistance, education, and training to increase food security and independent livelihoods. Our chapter gravitated towards the innovative, successful, and inspiring work of our partner and infused all of our academic outreach campaigns, fundraisers, awareness events, and meetings with the passion for helping others embodied by Gardens for Health. This year's chapter benefited from having an ideal blend of new and long-term members who demonstrated an incredible commitment and drive to our chapter and to the GlobeMed mission. It was this blend of excitement and dedication that helped us to raise more than double our fundraising goal: ultimately raising $15,000 for Gardens for Health International. Because of our fundraising success, our grant will allow Gardens for Health to expand its agricultural and malnutrition outreach programs to a new clinic outside Kigali, supporting and improving the health of over 600 new individuals and their families. Leading this chapter has been a privilege for both of us, and seeing the support for our work within our group, from the Middlebury College community and from our supporters has been truly inspiring. We believe this year's success is truly a launching pad for a long and successful partnership in the future with Gardens for Health International, and we hope you continue to support our mission of combatting global health inequity. With Hope and Gratitude, Sam Peisch and Hannah Judge 2011-2012 Co-Presidents
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2011 – 2012 AT A GLANCE
4 OUR PARTNER 5
GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK INTERNSHIP
10 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 11 GLOBEMED GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT 12 OUR FUTURE 13 FINANCES 14 STAY CONNECTED 15 THANK YOU
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GlobeMed at Middlebury College
ABOUT US Our chapter was founded in 2009 by the visionary leaders Hannah Burnett and Ben Zorach, who helped found our successful 2-year partnership with the Africa-2000 Network, an agricultural support based NGO in Tororo, Uganda. Our chapter is now partnered with Gardens for Health International (GHI), an NGO dedicated to fighting malnutrition and improving food security in the Gasabo District of Rwanda. Our chapter raised $15,000 this year for GHI to expand its programs to a new clinic outside Kigali.
since our founding in september 2009 , our chapter has grown from 02 to 40 members.
OUR PARTNER Gardens for Health, International (GHI) WORKS IN GASABO, RWANDA POPULATION: 11,000,000 The most densely populated country in sub-Saharan Africa, Rwanda strives to recover and rebuild its economy after a period of civil war followed by the notorious 1994 statesponsored genocide, which mass murdered an estimated 800,000 people. Economic growth exceeded 5% in the five years since 2001, bolstered by coffee and tea production and an expanding tourism industry. However, poverty remains widespread, with Rwanda ranking 166 out of 187 countries listed in the U.N. Development Programâ€™s Human KEY FACT: Life expectancy: Development Index. In addition, according to Partners in 54 years (men), 57 years Health, between 8 and 13 percent of the population is infected with HIV. (women).
KEY FACT: Percent of children under 5 who are malnourished: 44%.
ABOUT GARDENS FOR HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL FOUNDED IN 2007 Gardens for Health International was created in 2007 by Emma Clippinger and Emily Morell, two interns with the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative. Struck by the pervasive cycle of malnutrition and HIV/AIDS in Rwanda, Clippinger and Morell founded GHI to promote efficacious investments in sustainable agriculture. By partnering with rural health clinics, GHI helps "to equip families facing malnutrition with seeds, livestock, and know-how for greater selfsufficiency." GlobeMed at Middlebury College began its partnership with GHI in 2011.
Gardens for Health, International
GlobeMed at Middlebury College Why nutrition? "Gardens for Health provides agricultural solutions to health problems. We partner with rural health clinics to equip families facing malnutrition with seeds, livestock, and know-how for greater selfsufficiency. With our investment, over one thousand farmers now have the resources to feed themselves and their families in dignity." -GHI Mission Statement
600 PEOPLE WILL BE POSITIVELY IMPACTED.
$15,000 TO FUND THE NEW HEALTH CENTER UNDER GARDENS FOR HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL IN RWANDA.
GlobeMed at Middlebury College aims to expand Gardens for Health International's malnutrition program to one new Health Center in Rwanda." We funded one new Health Center that will accomplish the following objectives: Serve minimum of 120 households/year (~600 individuals) Distribution of 240 chickens (2/household) Construction of 120 Home Gardens (3 seasons worth of seeds/household) 36 Community Cooking Demonstrations 48 Health Center Training Sessions Construction of Health Center Demonstration Garden
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CAMPAIGNS Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
A Friday night party at Palmer House, complete with music and a keg of beer donated by Otter Creek Brewery.
Holiday Giving Campaign
During winter finals week, we solicited students, family and friends to donate to GHI on behalf of a loved one.
Skiers and snowboarders raced down the Snow Bowl slopes to win prizes and support GlobeMed and GHI.
51 Main Benefit Dinner
For $30, guests experienced an African-inspired meal, table tents, slideshow, speeches, live music.
5k Fun Run
A 5k race throughout campus. Included facts about GlobeMed and partner, music, and prizes.
We won a cash award from the One Planet Books program sponsored by the College Book Store and Missouri Book Company. Students voted for the organization of their choice when they purchased books from the College Book Store, and GlobeMed won first place!
Families, friends and supporters of GlobeMed made donations to GlobeMed at Middlebury and GHI. [This also included a donation of $2,500 from a personal JP Morgan foundation account.]
Total funds raised for GHI in 2011-2012:
MONEY RAISED $503.08 $5,805
During our first year of partnership with Rwanda-based NGO Gardens for Health International, GlobeMed at Middlebury raised $15,000 to fully fund the expansion of GHI's Gukura program to a new health center, providing local families with seeds, skills, and knowledge to grow their own gardens and combat malnutrition.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR
5K Fun Run 5 kilometer route planned to run throughout campus. At the starting line, we exhibited facts about GlobeMed and GHI. Five prizes were award to winners, donated by vendors on campus and outside of Middlebury. Runners were pumped up with music played from speakers outside of Proctor.
51 Main Benefit Dinner With a fixed-price menu of $30 dollars, attendees received a delicious threecourse Africaninspired meal, with live music, a slideshow, photographs, and information about GlobeMed and GHI. Former GlobeMed at Middlebury president Hannah Burnett spoke, as well as GHI's cofounder and executive director, Emma Clippinger.
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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.
2011-2012 CURRICULUM ORIENTATION Chapter members were equipped with a thorough understanding of the values of GlobeMed and explored their personal values. POVERTY AND HEALTH Chapters conceptualized poverty and sought to explore the connections between global health and poverty.
While our lectures and discussions on the standard topics for this year (i.e. poverty and health equity, developmental economists, the Rwandan genocide, structural violence, and social activism) were informative, we found that our most compelling and eye-opening meetings were those that comprised “track 3.” Our chapter’s in-depth exploration of our Rwandan partner NGO, Gardens for Health International (GHI), showcased the details of the good work that our partnership performs in Rwanda. Additionally, track 3 allowed us to give members a lesson in the nuances of the health problems that our partnership targets. We learned about the reciprocal relationship between HIV/AIDS and malnutrition, and about how sustainable agricultural practices combat malnutrition by improving food security. One of our goals for track 3 was to give chapter members greater confidence and a more informed rhetoric for discussing GHI’s work and GlobeMed at Middlebury’s mission with people inside and outside the college community. In this regard, track 3 was a great success!
THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS We considered the views of six developmental economists to explored the root causes and paths out of poverty. INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION Chapters conducted an indepth investigation on a topic of interest. STUDENTS’ ROLE Following a critical discussion of our role in perpetuating poverty, we sought to understand how we can be effective advocates. REFLECTION Chapters reflected on the year behind them both as individuals and in the context of their chapter.
World AIDS Day Fall, 2012 We raised awareness for the day through a guerrilla campaign; we wrote facts about AIDS on chalkboards throughout the school; sold FACE AIDS pins for five dollars; and handed out red ribbon pins in dining halls. We also hosted a screening of the film “A Closer Walk,” a documentary about the global AIDS epidemic, and co-hosted “We Were Here,” a documentary about the AIDS crisis in San Francisco. Finally, we hosted a lecture by Erik Gong, a Middlebury College Economics professor, on “The Economics of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic.
World Day of Social Justice Week of February 20, 2012
Over the course of one week, our chapter led a panel of Middlebury teachers who conducted a lecture/ discussion series on food security and nutrition-related issues. We also hosted additional, independent lecturers, including Pamela Berenbaum, former epidemiologist with the Vermont Department of Health, who lectured on global health issues, climate change, and environmental injustice. Finally, we showed an open screening of the documentary “Born into Brothels.”
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COMMUNITY BUILDING Â 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 # OF CHAPTER MEMBERS:
# OF COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS:
This year our group cohesion really improved. We had three different community building events. The first was a welcome event, the second a pizza party, and the final event was a bonfire and cookout. The events definitely helped with group dynamics, as they gave people a chance to interact outside the meetings. What also helped with cohesion were the ice breakers and check-ins at the beginning of meetings, and smaller group discussions.
"GHI is truly integrated into the community. The Rwandan staﬀ design the curriculums that they implement, and it is incredible to be around a group of individuals who have so much respect for each other, and for the people they serve. GHI's work is about partnership, compassion and self-suﬃciency, and to see such work delivered by individuals who contribute so much of themselves is inspiring.” – Kat James, c/o 2014.5
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[GRASSROOTS ON-SITE WORK]
03 10 weeks
# OF GROW INTERNS: LENGTH OF STAY:
JUNE 2012 – JULY 2012
WORK DESCRIPTION: The interns are gaining knowledge about how GHI has grown so far, as well as learning more about their plans for the future. The students are working on a variety of projects related to communications and fundraising. They are also helping to develop the health curriculum, and are working on professional development with staff members. Furthermore, they are gathering information and knowledge to bring back to the chapter, and are brainstorming ways to further the partnership.
Through Grassroots Onsite Work (GROW) internships, students build capacity of their partner organization, engage in mutual learning, and ensure long-term stability of their partnership.
WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE â€œINJUSTICE anywhere is a THREAT to JUSTICE everywhere.â€? MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
GLOBEMED AT MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE joined 45 other GlobeMed chapters across the nation in a network-wide commemoration of the 4th Annual World Day of Social Justice during the week of February 20, 2012, by asking professors to dedicate time to a discussion on how poverty and social justice relates to their field of study. WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE COLLOQUIUM: We held a 2-day colloquium on campus featuring a faculty panel on food security, a guest lecture on delivering aid during humanitarian crises and natural disasters, and a screening of the film "Born Into Brothels". The panel featured 4 professors who gave 15-20 minute lectures on a food security issue that they had studied, ranging from a case study of food security in Tanzanian villages to a broader analysis of delivering food aid to refugee camps and vulnerable populations. All 3 facets of the event were well-attended by general study body, not just GlobeMed members.
Number of professors who participated in the WDSJ Faculty Panel:
Participating Departments: Sociology Anthropology Political Science Global Health
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed February 20th as World Day of Social Justice in 2007. Observation of WDSJ supports efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social wellbeing and justice for all.
2012 DELEGATES: Ryan Brewster, Phoebe Carver, Sarah Consagra, Katherine James, Madeleine Li, Sam Peisch
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2012 GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMIT
"This year's summit was what the campaign for global health equity should be: Movement building and full of inspiration." -- Sam Peisch, c/o 2013
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.
After an enormously successful transitional year, GlobeMed at Middlebury looks to the year 2012-2013 as an opportunity to build on our fundraising success, strengthen our ties with our partner, Gardens for Health International, and improve our relationships within the chapter and the local community. Armed with the information gathered on our inaugural GROW Trip to our new partner site in Rwanda, we will be able to better prepare to make the greatest and most sustainable impact possible with the funds that we raise. We feel very lucky to have such an amazing partner, and are excited to collaborate with GHI throughout the coming year, helping them with administrative and research tasks in addition to our fundraising and advocacy activities. We also want to educate ourselves more about Rwanda, and incorporate more educational information into our fundraising campaigns. We know that our chapter's energy and enthusiasm will propel us towards an even greater fundraising goal, and we plan to repeat successful campaigns as well as come up with new and creative ones. This year, we are also expanding our Executive Board to include additional directors of communications and community building, as we are looking to increase our visibility and forge and maintain connections with health professionals within the Middlebury community. At the local level, we hope to continue to be stewards of knowledge and discussion in the exploding field of global health while applying these principles to our work within Addison County, Vermont. We have also planned more fun events, community dinners, and community-building activities, as we want to ensure that there is not only an equal distribution of knowledge and participation within the chapter, but that our organization continues to grow together as a cohesive group. We are inspired by the respect that the Rwandan staff members exhibit in all of their work, and want to make sure that there is better communication between the E-board and the general staff. Above all, we will continue to strengthen the connection between the Middlebury college community and the community in Rwanda that our chapter supports, emphasizing the potential for mutual learning and human connection as we strive towards the common goal of self-sufficiency and health equity. -- Phoebe Carver and Hannah Judge
In 2011 – 2012, GlobeMed at Middlebury College raised $15,489.94 for GHI to support projects in Kigali, Rwanda.
Revenue! Events ! Individual Giving!
OPERATIONS & GRANTS!
Current Finances! Cash Reserves!
2012-2013 University Funding! EXISTING BALANCE!
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ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
A sincere thanks to the following advocates, mentors, donors, and colleagues for making our 2011 – 2012 year a great success:
Most notably: Bob Cluss, Charles MacCormack, Sarah Stroup, Svea Closser, Sarah Boles. And to all of the generous friends and family members, including: Ruth Burger, Hannah C Burnett, Augusto C. Ramos, Donna Brewster, Martha Reed Thayer, Zpora R Perry, Benjamin Kligler, Jody K. Judge MD, Martha Stone, Stephanie R Portman, David R. Boles, Susan Poverman, Joseph C. Palomba, Nancy H Bene, Joseph J.Butler, Heather D Pierce, Betsy B Boles, Deanna Harris, William T Oneill, Fielding Jenks, Isabel Tyler, Emily Bensen, Shelley Curren, Dr. Robert S Gordon, Chris Kingston, Christina Wright, Astrid Schanz-Garbassi, Samuel J,
Finkelman, Andrea Tibbetts, Nicolette Lange, Susanne Paskins, Jenner Currier, Charles Mitchell Parrish, Ryan Deane, Mark Wittow, Collier Searle, Lindsay H Boles, Katherine L Wold, Tom Cramer, Megan McNamara, John Watters, Nicolas De Golia, Courtney Mountifield, Katherine Harris, Claire Nishioka, Sophie Kligler, Alexander Walsh, Jenna Meyer, Alexandra Rotatori, Charles Post, Anita Hatherley, Colleen L Montgomery, Suzanne Burger, Deborah Krasnow, Joanne L. Bartolomeo, Cynthia A Bensen, Stuart R Gordon, Jill M Grossman, Sherry Madding, Cheryl Kendrick, Anne Favaloro, Jugal K Malani, Hemant P Goradia, Ray Dora, Mitch Toro, Robert Krattli
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