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.
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 

Apr 7, 2015

Hygiene and Sanitation Teaching sessions

Among the hygiene, water and sanitation program activities; we conduct weekly teaching sessions at primary school for kids aged 7-12 years old. The aim of the sessions is to build a culture of hand washing and home hygiene for children at their early age. Through posters, games and teaching, the receive various knowledge on good hand washing practices, using soap, cleaning ustensils at home before eating ... 

During the first trimester, over 100 students received weekly teaching sessions and volunteers enabled them to practice the hygiene and sanitation at school. volunteers demonstrated every activity and they provided examples of the theories given to children. They were also encouraged to practice everything at home and become ambassadors of hygiene and sanitation promotion at their families and villages. 

We hope to reduce diseases which are caused by low hygiene conditions among children in Rwanda through providing accurate knowledge and skills to primary school kids who mostly suffer as a results of low hygiene conditions. the advocacy is also done at the local leaders to help school having enough water and various ressources needed to improve hygiene and sanitation condition for children at schools. 

Feb 4, 2015

2014-2015 first farming season ended well

It was incredible for the women to harvest their maizes cultivated during the first season. After a long mentoring, coaching and visiting them during the whole process of cultivation, the received necessary information for good farming and organic fertilizer use. 

It was a period of cultivating maizes which can help them to gain income by sending to the market the maizes and save the income within their case; where any member can borrow any amount depending on her capacity of repayment. It is a good model for the women to teach them working together and providing them the financial literacy skills. 

The season was very nice for the farmers because it didn't rain a lot and it didn't shine a lot too; said a cooperative member. when they receive a lot of rain than expected, they do not receive good harverst and this cause a big loss for them because their seed are wasted and they also do not harvest enough. 

They are now excited to start preparing their field for next season of rice cultivation and they hope that it will go well as it was for this season. women hope to improve their nutrition and income conditions once the rice harvest will go well.

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