GlobeMed at Truman State University 2016 â€“ 2017 ANNUAL REPORT
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Imidido Project | Ruhengeri, Rwanda Project Bona Fide | Ometepe, Nicaragua RE-PARTNERSHIP 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 Nancholi Youth Organization | Blantyre City, Malawi Trailblazer Foundation | Siem Reap, Cambodia Health Development Initiative | Kigali, Rwanda Hope Through Health | Kara, Togo Gardens for Health International | Gasabo, Rwanda RE-PARTNERSHIP RE-PARTNERSHIP Young1ove | Gaborone, Botswana Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization | Masaka, Uganda Adonai Child Development Center | Namugoga, Uganda Komera | Kayonza, Rwanda COVE Alliance | Kapeeka, Uganda A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope | Managua, Nicaragua ChangeALife Uganda | Migyera, Uganda Jambi Huasi | Otavalo, Ecuador RE-PARTNERSHIP Asociación Tierra | La Concepcioón Masaya Mission for Community Development | Uganda PHASE Nepal | Kathmandu, Nepal RE-PARTNERSHIP Social Action for Women | Mae Sot, Thailand Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative | Mukono, Uganda Dhulikhel Hospital | Kavrepalanchok, Nepal Buddhism for Social Development Action | Kampong Cham, Cambodia RE-PARTNERSHIP Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation (PEOF) | Morazán, El Salvador Kyetume Community Based Health Care (KCBHCP)| Mukono, Uganda Young1ove | Gaborone, Botswana Population Education Development Association | Vientiane, Laos Choice Humanitarian | Piura, Peru 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 Network for Ecofarming in Africa | Molo, Kenya Children of Peace | Lira, Uganda Uganda Development and Health Associates | Iganga, Uganda RE-PARTNERSHIP 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.
We believe every human life has equal value. This belief has drawn us together from all corners of the world. Health for all is within our grasp if we work together.
The Co-Presidents Dear Friends and Supporters, We are excited to share some of the incredible work that our chapter has been working on this past academic year. In May 2016, GlobeMed welcomed our new partner Mission for Community Development (MCODE) in Uganda with open arms. MCODE works in rural parts of Uganda to promote health and self-sustained life. Some of their former projects includes providing basic health care, building infrastructure for local schools, as well as conserving soil and water. Since this was our first full year with MCODE, our executive board and chapter members focused on forming a solid relationship with the staff at MCODE. We learned about their mission and former sustainable projects, specifically women’s empowerment and hygiene. GlobeMed at Truman State University is currently working with MCODE on one of their biggest projects- a menstrual hygiene management and education program in addition to reusable pad distribution to girls receiving education at local schools. Without a way to manage their periods, young girls miss school and some are even forced to drop out before they graduate. These kits, in addition to knowledge and confidence the girls gain from learning about menstruation, makes an enormous difference on their education as well as empowering other rural women. We are working on a long-term project with MCODE to extend this project beyond the twenty schools MCODE has already reached out to. This past year, our goals were to build a strong communication system with MCODE through weekly emails and monthly skype calls, increase our presence and awareness about women’s hygiene and empowerment on campus, and send our first GROW team to MCODE. Through muffin sales, benefit dinner, monthly advocacy campaigns, and fundraisers on and off campus, fellow students and professors became aware of GlobeMed and our mission. MCODE was also able to purchase several sewing kits to make more hygiene kits with the money fundraised. This past year we have grown extremely close with the director of MCODE, Lubanga, and we share a deep passion for his enthusiasm and vision for the people in Uganda. We are extremely excited to announce that we sent our first GROW team to MCODE for three weeks in July 2017. With MCODE’s help, the GROW team visited preexisting and new schools in the rural area to distribute hygiene kits and educate both girls and boys about menstruation. We hope that this trip will lay the groundwork for future sustainable projects. This year wouldn’t have been a success without our new members and former chapter members. They were extremely dedicated to our mission and passionate about global health and social justice. Each person was incredibly hardworking and always ready to brainstorm new ideas for campaigns. During weekly meetings, we engaged in thoughtful discussions that challenged our worldviews and made ourselves think more critically about self-sustainability and development. We are excited for next year as we watch our new and current dedicated members continue to grow GlobeMed on Truman State University’s campus. Sincerely, Breanna Vonachen and Darrell Hawley 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Truman State University
About our Chapter
[GlobeMed at Truman State] Truman State University is a small, public liberal arts university in Kirksville, Missouri. Our Globemed chapter was founded in 2006 and was originally partnered with Maison de Naissance in Haiti. In 2016, we repartnered with the Mission for Community Development in Buikwe, Uganda. MCODE is a nonprofit devoted to improving the lives of those in need through sustainable rural health solutions. Our chapter works with MCODE to fund womenâ€™s health and education programs throughout a number of communities in Uganda. We took our first GROW trip in June of 2017. At present, we have 50 members and we hope to grow in size during the 2017-2018 school year!
since our founding in August 2006, our chapter has grown from 12 to 50 members
since our founding in August 2006, our chapter has raised over $30,000
KEY FACT: In the Buikwe district, 11% of young girls drop out of school upon the onset of regular menstrual cycles.
Our Partnership Mission for Community Development
Founded in 2016
The Mission for Community Development (MCODE) was founded in 2009 to work in rural parts of Uganda to promote healthy and sustainable living, specifically for those affected by HIV. Some of their projects include providing basic health care, working to produce sustainable food and crops, and conserving soil and water. Our chapter works with MCODE to support their womenâ€™s health and education programs. Buikwe, Uganda Population: 16,633 The Mission For Community Development (MCODE) operates throughout villages in Buikwe, Uganda. Uganda has historically been divided by religious and ethnic issues, initially made worse by the former British control. Uganda is currently experiencing stress from the conflict within the South Sudan. With this being said, the region now hosts a number of refugees, pushing their existing healthcare infrastructure to its breaking point. MCODE works in a number of rural villages to implement cost effective, sustainable solutions for existing community health and economic needs.
BY THE NUMBERS: MCODE currently serves 20 villages with our project funds. More are reaching out every day, so we hope to grow this number within the next year!
GlobeMed at Truman State raised $2,122 to fund womenâ€™s health and education programs in Buikwe, Uganda. Our project focused on supporting MCODE in their efforts to educate surrounding rural communities about the importance of womenâ€™s health, particularly feminine hygiene practices and management. The funds raised by our chapter contributed to supplies and resources used to make and distribute feminine hygiene kits (Rose Kits) to around 20 rural communities. Our collective goal is to educate and empower young women to advocate for their own education. By educating girls and the community about improved feminine hygiene management, we hope to encourage more girls to continue their education to become leaders and play vital roles in their communities.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
Strange Donuts Sale
Twice throughout the year, Globemed sold uniquely flavored donuts to our campus through Strange Donuts.
Oktoberfest Chipotle Sale
During our campus Oktoberfest, Globemed sold Chipotle burritos and educated our fellow students on our cause.
We arranged and catered a formal dinner that benefitted MCODE. Tickets were sold and a silent auction of donated items was held.
A bake sale featuring homemade, donated goods to be sold on campus
Muffins for MCODE
A muffin sale benefitting MCODE using discounted muffins from a local bakery.
Our chapter partnered with a local fraternity and hosted a beach party in their house. We sold tickets and food, all benefitting MCODE..
We donated our remaining funds from dues to meet our goal
Total funds raised for Mission for Community Development in 2015-2016:
Since 2016, GlobeMed at Truman State has raised over $2,000 to support womenâ€™s health and empowerment through MCODE in Baikwe, Uganda.
Campaign Highlights Benefit Dinner Beach Party Shellebration Our chapter partnered with Pi Kappa Phi, a local fraternity, to host a beach party that included 35,000 lbs of sand and snacks for purchase. We raised a total of $150.19 and increased our visibility on campus.
This yearâ€™s 8th annual Benefit DInner required our chapter to put on a formal dinner and silent auction to benefit MCODE. We did all of our own catering and found donated pieces of art to auction off. The dinner allowed us to educated our supporters on our new partnership and helped us raise over $300.
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: 50 Number of community-building events: 15 Truman State Universityâ€™s GlobeMed Chapter increased the number and variety of Community Building activities for the 2016-2017 school year. In an effort to generate close bonds between the members of GlobeMed, our chapter hoped to yield greater success in the organization and execution of campaign and advocacy events. The most successful events included baking nights and a game night. GlobeMed at TSU also reached out to the Truman and Kirksville communities through a bi-weekly optional trip to the Kirksville Human Society. Additionally, GlobeMed members volunteered for the Big Event, a campus wide service event. As our GlobeMed chapter sees an increase in membership, we hope to see an increase in community service activities.
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.
For the 2016-2017 school year, our chapter focused on learning about our new partner and current events. As GhU coordinator, I hoped to guide our chapter to an enhanced understanding of who MCODE is and how we would be best able to share the stories of those we represent. I believe this to have been our most important discussion of the year, as it has helped to shape how we educate others about our partnership. This discussion even extended into a public GhU about how to best represent various countries of Africa, an event co-sponsored by our campus African Students Association. As the second semester began, many presentations were centered around current event topics. The refugee crisis was often discussed, as this had implications for our partner organization and for our country as a whole. Favorite discussion topics throughout the semester included topics such as sustainable sanitation, the world water crisis, and a discussion of womenâ€™s inequality within developing countries. This last topic led me to put on a campus-wide showing of the documentary Half the Sky, a film about the challenges women face in developing countries. The event was well attended and seemed to truly educate those that came. Ultimately, our semester was full of presentations and discussions centered around topics that interested our chapter. Through these units, we were able to more adequately define our partnership and develop a better understanding of global issues. In the coming year, we hope to continue this practice and to insight passion in our general body members. We also hope to hold more public events in order to raise awareness of our organization. Sincerely, Elise Sherman 2016-2017 GhU Coordinator Truman State University Number of Discussions: 15 Number of Public Events: 2
KEY QUESTIONS WE ASKED THIS YEAR
How do we best share the stories of those we represent?
What can be done about the current refugee crisis?
How does terrorism affect health infrastructure?
What can be done to aid those without adequate sanitation?
In what ways to health and poverty connect?
globalhealthU highlights from the year
[Half the Sky Showing] [ We held a public ghU that featured a showing of the documentary Half the Sky. The film portrays some of the oppression faced by women in developing countries, yet also discusses how to solve these challenges. We had 25 people in attendance. This event connected us with our partner by giving the attendees a better understanding of how life in Uganda may differ from their own. ]
[Breaking Barriers] Following our discussion of how to appreciate and tell the stories of our new Ugandan partners, we held a forum to discuss how the media portrays each African country. For this discussion, we partnered with our campus African Student Association. We had 40 people in attendance and the conversation shifted around topics that forced us to analyze what rhetoric is appropraite.
World Day of Social Justice [February 20, 2016]
[Social Justice Fast Facts] For World Day of Social Justice, our chapter focused on educating our campus about a variety of social justice issues that exist in our world today. To accomplish this, the committee for WDSJ developed a handout that had many reputable facts about a number of issues close to our hearts. The handout included statistics about human trafficking, the global water crisis, global sanitaion issues, and more. Our goal with this project was to provide an array of issues, hoping that our audience might be able to connect with even one global problem. We hoped to spark outrage and passion in our campus.
# of GROW Interns: 2 Length of Stay: 21 days
May 30, 2017 - June 20, 2017 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 year we sent two interns on our first GROW trip Buikwe, Uganda. As this year was our first year of partnership, our GROW internship focused on creating a strong foundation for the relationship between MCODE, the surrounding community and our chapter. Our project included accompanying and assisting project leaders of MCODE in preparation and distribution of feminine hygiene kits and education about the importance and benefits of improved feminine hygiene management. We also supported MCODE in their mission to educate and promote empowerment of young girls and women to complete their education.
“The success of the women’s empowerment project will equip MCODE to become a sustainable and independent non-for-profit organization” Joseph Project Leader, MCODE 2017
Finances In 2016-2017, GlobeMed at Truman State raised $2,122.19 for the Mission for Community Development to support projects in Buikwe, Uganda..
Revenue Events (Campaigns)
Internal Chapter Revenue
Sent to Partner Total sent to partner that was fundraised in the 2016-2017 academic year Total sent to partner that was fundraised prior to the 2016-2017 academic year TOTAL SENT TO PARTNER IN 2016-2017 Current Cash Position
$0 $2,122.19 $550.50
GlobeMed at Truman State
Our Future Dear Friends and Supporters, To start, we couldn’t be more excited to begin the upcoming year! We recognize that we’ve already accomplished a lot as an organization, but this year we’re hoping to make even greater strides. As co-presidents, our main objective for the year is to raise more funds for MCODE than ever before. The past year with our partner has allowed us to create an important relationship with them and to truly understand who we’re helping and why. With this in mind, we are approaching this new year with a passion for our partner and a renewed commitment to educate our community. For the upcoming year, we’re focusing on ways to maintain a more cohesive and passionate organization. One aspect of this will be to develop signature campaigns that occur on a regular interval. In addition, we hope to collaborate with more organizations on campus, which would enable us to put on larger campaigns. From an organizational standpoint, our goal is to grow in members. We hope to accomplish this by becoming more involved in our campus and local community. This action should also enable us to reach new donors and educate more people than ever before. Overall, we are eager to begin the year with our newfound sense of purpose. Our entire executive board is enthusiastic about our partnership and about our chapter as a whole. As we look towards the upcoming year, we hope to raise more funds for MCODE and to inspire a passion for global health equity in our fellow students. Sincerely, Elise Sherman and Rachel Prins 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Truman State
Every Globemed meeting allowed me to learn about the world outside of the fiction stories I had to read as an English major. Globemed made me more aware of the problems our world faces and helped me see how much of an impact I can make through my passion for education. WIthout GlobeMed, I may not have had the drive to make the decision to teach outside of America. -Abbey Oster, Class of 2016
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