GlobeMed at the George Washington University

GlobeMed aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of the impoverished around the world. Through involvement today, students commit to a life of leadership in global health and social justice. GlobeMed at GWU specifically aims to improve the health of the impoverished in solidarity with our Partner RVCP, a grassroots organizations in Southern Rwanda, through self-sustainable programs.
Aug 5, 2015

How have you been spending your summer?

Reusable Sanitary Pad
Reusable Sanitary Pad

Happy Summer All!

While many are using the warm summer months to take a vacation, GlobeMed students and Set Her Free’s staff have been hard at work these past few months to reevaluate the Pad program started last summer and to plan future projects. This May marked the second GROW (Grassroots on-site work) internship trip made by five GlobeMed students to visit Set Her Free in Kampala. During their visit, the students focused on documenting the stories of Set Her Free participants, following up with Set Her Free alumni, and evaluating the pad program.  

Pad Program Update

In the second pad distribution, 190 pad kits were distributed to primary and secondary girls at the Glory of Christ Primary School. This figure is nearly double of what was distributed last year! To further improve the pad program, GlobeMed and Set Her Free are exploring the possibility of expanding what is already offered in the sanitary pad kits to include a razor and additional soap. Feedback from the girls and their teachers are essential to how we will proceed with the program moving forward and will be further outlined in an upcoming distribution and follow up report.

Upcoming Months: Set Her Free Spotlights and A New Project!

By the end of the year, we hope to spotlight more personal interview stories about the pad program and Set Her Free collected from the GROW team this past summer and introduce a new tailoring program project to our Global Giving page. This new project seeks to expand upon Set Her Free’s existing vocational training programs.

Keep on the watch for these new developments and don’t let the summer months slip away!

Best Regards,

The GlobeMed Team

Set Her Free and GROW interns hard at work
Set Her Free and GROW interns hard at work
Apr 14, 2015

Updates and Future Plans

Some of our staff promoting GlobeMed
Some of our staff promoting GlobeMed's projects!

Dear Supporters,

Your generous support has already helped GlobeMed raise over $5,000 in funds for reusable sanitary kits to help schoolgirls at the Glory of Christ Primary School continue their education! Their periods no longer have to hinder their access to education and success.

We are currently in the works of looking into developing a tailoring center to ensure the long term sustainability and viability of the pad program. With this center, we hope to expand the pad program to other schools within the Rakai District and provide training to female staff at the schools. With these new steps, we hope to be able to reach out to more young girls and also provide economic opportunities and employment through tailoring training. In this way, not only can girls continue their educations, but they also have a way to be economically independent.

We will continue updating you on our progress with this tailoring center, as well as the pad project. Until then, please continue your generous support. The provision of resuable sanitary pads has the potential to change so many more girls' lives, and GlobeMed at GW and Set Her Free wholeheartedly thanks you for your incredible support of our project thus far. Your contributions make the provision of reusable sanitary pads possible, and have the power to impact the world.

Thank you,

The Staff at GlobeMed at GW and Set Her Free 

Jan 13, 2015

Spring Goals

Dear Supporters,

Your generous support has already helped GlobeMed raise over $5,000 in funds for reusable sanitary kits to help schoolgirls at the Glory of Christ Primary School continue their education! Their periods no longer have to hinder their access to education and success.

Moving forward, our GlobeMed team hopes to expand this project as mentioned earlier on in the year by beginning the preliminary process of creating a tailoring center to make the pad project more sustainable and provide economic opportunities. A tailoring center is a great way to give the girls living in the slums of Uganda useful technical training and provide them with a source of employment. We are also aiming to expand the pad program to other schools within the Rakai District in Uganda, so that other girls are able to continue their education unhindered. 

Before the end of this spring, we will post another update letting you know about the progress of our pad project and the tailoring center. Until then, GlobeMed at GW wholeheartedly thanks you for your incredible support of our project. Your contributions make the provision of reusable sanitary pads possible, and have the power to change so many girls' futures for the better. 

Thank you,

The Staff at GlobeMed at GW

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