GlobeMed at Whitman College 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 of GlobeMed at Whitman, This year, our chapter set out with a goal of increasing our reach and recognition. As a small, activism-minded campus, we realized GlobeMed needed to create its niche. To accomplish this, we wanted to grow and diversify our membership, and show our campus that GlobeMed could be applicable to anyone who wanted to join. We focused much of our attention on Whitmanâ€™s activities fair in order to interest new members, with a different tactic of helping potential future members visualize themselves applying their talents through a system of committees under each executive position. With the successful development and reception of this approach, we were able to have some of the highest numbers of members recruited during the fall term. Another large goal of ours was working on the relationship between our partner and GROW (Grassroots On-site Work) team. Both sides have previously expressed a desire to work more closely together in the months leading up to departure. This manifested in monthly Skype calls with our partner, co-presidents, and GROW interns to work out a list of deliverables, grants to apply to, and needed troubleshooting. Overall, these adjustments in communication had everyone feeling more prepared in the time leading up to departure. Next year, we hope to further communication by improving officer transitions and record-keeping, especially with the new Salesforce system implemented by GlobeMed Global Headquarters. In our recruitment process, we want to hold onto what we have learned this past year, and re-implement the successful elements this fall. We are all so glad to have had this opportunity, and many of us look forward to continuing working with the GlobeMed Executive Board this coming Fall. Sincerely, Kari Hampson, Jessie Friedman (fall) & Haley Case (spring) 2016-2017 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at Whitman
About our Chapter
GlobeMed at Whitman] Our chapter was founded in August 2011 by a small group of individuals who wanted to break out of our secluded campus, dubbed the “Whitman bubble.” Our partnership was formed that same year with the Burmese Women’s Union. We changed partners in 2014 to the Burma Humanitarian Mission (BHM) and currently have raised over $25,000 for BHM alone. Several of our GROW alumni have either extended their stay in the Mae Sot region, or joined the Peace Corps, having been inspired by their experiences interning with BHM on the Thai-Burma border.
Since our founding in August 2011, our chapter has grown from 2 to 20 members.
Since our founding in August 2011, our chapter has raised over $34,000 in total. .
KEY FACT: As of 2014, Burma spends 2.4% of its GDP on healthcare. The US spends 17.1% of its GDP on healthcare
Our Partnership Burma Humanitarian Mission
Founded in 1999 BHM is a small organization that supports independent grassroots initiatives that provide on-the-ground healthcare in Burma and empower young refugees living in Mae Sot, a town residing along the Thai-Burma border, through education. GlobeMed began partnering with BHM back in 2014. Together, we are committed to helping the people of Burma develop their own solutions to the conflicts and trials they face. Mae Sot, Thailand Population: 120,000 BHM works to support healthcare and education for refugees and migrants from Burma. The conditions within Burma are very oppressive, providing few opportunities for higher education or quality healthcare. Many people, especially ethnic minorities, have relocated to neighboring Thailand in pursuit of these resources. By funding clinics and teams of backpack medics that specifically serve migrants, BHM supports people of Burma as they bring high quality healthcare to places that are severely in need. BHM funds health vocational classes at a local migrant school, in which the medics give young scholars knowledge that they can bring back to their villages to train the next generation of leaders.
Our Project BY THE NUMBERS: Number of students learning essential basic health facts: ~40 students/year Number of health workers saving the lives of ethnic minorities in Burma: 1,414 backpack health workers Number of individuals who directly benefit from the work of BPHWT: 247,810 individuals
GlobeMed at Whitman College raises money to fund a vocational health class for students living along the Thai-Burma border and to support the basic needs of Back Pack Health Worker Team members. Most students who grew up attending school in Burma and in refugee camps on the border in Thailand never had the opportunity to learn fundamental health knowledge, such as the basics of puberty or first aid skills. Whitman College donates to Minmahaw School, a migrant school based on the Thai-Burma border, so students ages 17-23 have the opportunity to learn about health (amongst other subjects) before returning to their home villages. Additionally, GlobeMed at Whitman donates money to Back Pack Health Worker Team (BPHWT) to support the basic needs of the workers. BPHWT is an organization based on the Thai-Burma border that finds individuals in rural communities around Burma that lack in health care services and trains those individuals to be health medics. BPHWT medics then return to their villages to provide health care and to teach health education to their communities. BPHWT saves the lives of thousands of people every year.
Campaigns Campaigns are on-campus events and initiatives that raise funds for GlobeMed partner organizations' grassroots projects abroad.
GlobeMed sold cards featuring pictures from last year’s GROW team.
Ugly Sweater Sale
Right before our winter break, GlobeMed sold thrift-shop ugly holiday sweaters.
At Whitman’s annual Craft fair, GlobeMed sold elephant pants, brought back from Thailand from last year’s GROW trip.
Members reached out to family and friends.
Finals Care Packages
Sold during Family Weekend, parents purchased care packages which we delivered to students during Finals week.
Cookies and Condoms GlobeMed sold Cookies and Condoms grams
to students on Valentine’s Day.
Residence halls competed for an a cappella concert by raising money with coins.
Total funds raised for Burma Humanitarian Mission in 2015-2016:
Since 2011, GlobeMed at Whitman College has raised over $35,000 for the Burmese Women’s Union and Burma Humanitarian Mission to support communities in Burma and groups of migrants in Thailand.
Campaign Highlights Card Sale At Whitmanâ€™s Arts and Crafts Fair, GlobeMed students sold cards featuring pictures from previous GROW trips. Whitman students caught a glimpse of the communities we support, while also promoting awareness and raising funds for Burma Humanitarian Mission.
Cookies and Condoms Sale Before Valentineâ€™s Day, GlobeMed members sold Cookies and Condoms grams to Whitman students. The campaign was a fun way to raise support for Burma Humanitarian Mission, featuring decorative homemade cookies!
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 2016 â€“ 2017: 18 Number of community-building events: 3 In addition to fun and engaging icebreakers at weekly meetings, a community building movie night, taco night, and holiday potluck gathering, (which were all successful in helping to foster bonds between Globemedders outside of regular Globemed business), this year in Community Building we wanted to start focusing more heavily on ways we could reach out to our external Walla Walla community. We had a speaker from The Health Center Walla Walla come in and speak to us about the work they are doing for our community and the ways that we could get involved with the health and wellness services they are providing for children and families in Walla Walla. The Health Centerâ€™s visit was helpful in getting us to think collectively about service on a local level. We laid the foundation for rich opportunities for growth in service within our local community in the next year.
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. To us, ghU is one of the most important aspects of our club. Our ghU Coordinators plan lessons for each GlobeMed staff meeting that get everyone thinking about global issues such as do human the refugee crises, mass incarceration, and inequalities in privilege andWhy opportunity. Theserights lessons are a time for learning and challenging ourselves, but are also times that bring us togetherexist? as a team and inspire us to keep working to be better leaders in the future. The major topics of discussion this year were the refugee crises in Burma and Syria, police brutality and mass incarceration, and the Dakota Access Pipeline. We watched variousa human Is health informational videos or documentary clips on these topics and followed up with activities,right? including guided discussion questions, mock debates, and open conversation. We explored the history of the Burmese refugee crisis and the Civil War of Burma in conjunction with a discussion of current events in Syria. In addition to videos and discussion, we included interactive activities to better engage and empathize with those affected by these events. We researched the differences Where are there in experiences between the two refugee groups by going on an interactive website of a Syrian Refugee Camp and watching videos made by a member of our chapter of disparities the students in at rights between Minmahaw School. We also sent letters of encouragement and support to those demographic affected by the crisis. For the Dakota Access Pipeline, we had guest speakers visit to talk about their experiences groups? at the actual camp site. We believe that, in addition to educating ourselves to the facts and basics of global issues, it is also critical to engage with them at a personal level, and to offer our support to those who are affected in any way we can.
How are rights We explored why problems that some countries face are not as widely broadcasted as those influenced by looked oneâ€™s of other countries, and did our best to find poorly-covered news stories. For example, we at the news clip of Aung San Suu Kyi, a key political figure in Burma, commentingenvironment? on how "there is no ethnic cleansing" in Burma in response to the persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority group. We discussed the rhetoric of Aung San Suu Kyi and the reason behind her decision of how she responded to the issue, and possible global responses to the news clip.
How do we translate the We also researched the problems surrounding voluntourism and applied ourfor knowledge to need equitable different organizations, including ourselves. We looked critically at how our chapter and our human rights into partnership with Burma Humanitarian Missions has worked with one another. We discussed the action? benefits and drawbacks of our partnership; we wanted to see how the ethics of voluntourism affect GlobeMed and our chapter. These lessons also provided an opportunity for previous GROW interns to share more of their experiences and for our staff to learn more in depth about our partner organizations. By exploring these topics in detail and applying what we learned over the course of the year, our goal was to not only inform ourselves about issues in the world around us, but also to self-reflect and improve our capacity for understanding and our ability to truly make a difference in the world.
globalhealthU highlights from the year
Letters from Burma In the production Letters From Burma, our chapter presented on the history of Burma, the current refugee crises, and our partner. Audience members enjoyed traditional Burmese food while learning about the lives of Minmahaw students. Afterwards, students and community members circulated the room and read letters from 20 Minmahaw students. They were then encouraged to write letters in response to what they learned during the event.
Visiting Speakers Inspired by the GlobeMed summit speaker from 2016 who described that an effective way to serve globally is to serve locally, we put our effort in partnering with local health organizations. As a result, we were able to host speakers from The Health Center in Walla Walla, which provides clinical and psychiatric services to students who attend any of the Walla Walla Public Schools. Beyond basic medical care, they work with at risk students who are dealing with abuse, homelessness, or other issues. We were able to hear from a pediatrician and the director of the program and were given ways to be involved with their project in the future.
Community Involvement Our chapter attended the Walla Walla Womenâ€™s march to advocate for human rights and other issues, including womenâ€™s rights, racial equality, workersâ€™ rights, health care rights, and more. Over 2,000 people came to support the cause in Walla Walla.
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World Day of Social Justice February 20, 2016
For World Day of Social Justice, GlobeMed at Whitman set up a table in our campus center and library to ask passersby several questions, including what fundamental rights they support for all. We had people complete the sentence “I support…” on a whiteboard and then take a picture. We got a wide variety of responses, from safety, freedom of expression, and education, to the GlobeMed-relevant answer of access to healthcare. It was an interesting and illuminating experience to see what a range of people think all people are entitled to.
# of GROW Interns: 3 Length of Stay: 8 weeks DATES OF TRAVEL: June 10 - July 29
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 2017 GROW team spent 8 weeks in Mae Sot, Thailand, a town on the border of Thailand and Burma. Their time was split between 2 organizations - Minmahaw School and Back Pack Health Worker Team. At Minmahaw school, they taught classes and conducted a technical analysis of the health class that GlobeMed at Whitman funds. At BPHWT, they collected various stories from the medics, helped with BPHWTâ€™s 20-year report, and researched funding opportunities.
Working with dedicated medics and students has opened my eyes to the vast capacity that individuals have to create change in their communities. I carry what I have learnwill ed through these past 8 weeks with me as I pursue a career in Global Health . -- Mia Chasan, c/o 2018
Finances In 2016-2017, GlobeMed at Whitman raised $3,237.64 for Burma Humanitarian Mission to support projects in Burma and Thailand.
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
GlobeMed at Whitman
Our Future Dear Friends, As we wrap up Summer 2017, including the GROW internship (with interns Mia Chasan, Bella Rivera, and Bashar Haidar), we are beginning serious planning for GlobeMed’s renewed focus on partnership in the upcoming academic year. We will strive to improve our current relationship with Burma Humanitarian Mission, and hope to foster local partnerships that connect Whitman students with the local Walla Walla community. Our other major goals for this year include applying for a Projects for Peace grant to further support the Burmese migrant population, expanding our chapter’s presence on campus through public events, and (inspired by our time at GlobeMed Global Headquarters’ Leadership Institute in August) utilizing the support of our Global Network. If you would like to join this powerful, changemaking network, follow our progress using the links to social media on the next page or consider making a donation! We appreciate your continued support, and look forward to another year of collaboration and activism. Many thanks to last year’s team for their hard work and dedication. Sincerely, Erin Peterson & Jessie Friedman 2017-2018 Co-Presidents GlobeMed at GlobeMed
“Joining GlobeMed helped expose me to a community of caring people that weren’t intimidated to dig deep by constantly reflecting upon the holistic issues of global healthcare.” - Rin Moriyasu, Class of 2017.
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Executive Board GlobeMed at Whitman
Jessie Friedman (fall)
Haley Case (spring)
Katy Woodall (fall)
Erina Hokinawa (spring)
Internal Co-President GROW 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 2016 â€“ 2017 year a great success:
INDIVIDUALS Kimberly Mueller Kevin Malone Vicki Carlson Wendy Hofmann Lauren Nathan Joan Case Rebecca Johnson Mindy J. Ludolph Vicki Knutsen Kristin Case Debra Hampson Anne Braaten David Craig Judith Fuller Margo Malone Mitch Friedman Larry Zagata
ORGANIZATIONS The Health Center, Walla Walla GlobeMed at UW The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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