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.
Oct 15, 2014

Today is a Global Giving Match Day!

 Dear Supporters,

I would first like to sincerely thank you for your support of GlobeMed and our partner Set Her Free! Your contributions have already made a huge impact on the lives of the girls at the Glory of Christ Primary School in Kampala, Uganda by providing them with 100 reusable sanitary pad kits that will develop their vocational skills and allow them to reach their full academic potential unhindered by their menstrual cycles.

Today, we invite you to join us in continuing to support our work to help young women become empowered by making a gift of any size. Any gift that you make today will be matched by 30% in a matching gift made by Global Giving! This is a great opportunity for us to make an even bigger impact in the lives of these girls.

We cannot do this work without your support! Gifts of any size make a huge difference in helping to provide necessities to these girls; in the past year alone, gifts of under $100 totaled to over $1000 in support, which is a true testament to the power of communal giving.

Again, please consider supporting us today on Global Giving’s match day! This important work has been made possible because of the gifts we receive from donors like you. We are so thankful for your past support, and ask that today you join us in making a gift to one of our campaigns so that these girls can continue receiving the vital services that they need.

Thank you again for all that you have done to help our cause.

With much gratitude,

Angela Chen 

Oct 1, 2014

Farming season start

The women were working hard during the last summer to prepare a field for the new season that start in september. The rain season have started and it is raining well for them to cultivate. RVCP is working closely with the local leaders in charge of agriculture to provide them the fertilizer and the good seeds for growing. The local leaders at the sector level collabolate with the Rwanda Agricultural  Board to search good seeds which have found to provide a good harvest. 

They started to prepare the final field area during the past few weeks and they report that they are progressing well. We are also pushing them to cultivate early as possible so that the rain in January stops after having their plants well grown to obtain the good harvest. 

The rice cultivation require a lot of energy but we are organizing them in way that it will be easy for them to work together. The rice will make them having it for consumption at home and for the market in order to gain some income to spend in home needs.

Sep 16, 2014

The first pads have been delivered!

Three school girls looking at their new pads
Three school girls looking at their new pads

Dear supporters, 

Your generous donations have already helped Globemed and Set Her Free deliver about 100 reusable sanitary pad kits to girls at the Glory of Christ Primary School! 100 girls can use these pads to help them stay in school. Their periods no longer have to be an impediment to their school attendance and success. 

Since our last report, you may have noticed that the price of the pad kits has been raised from 10 dollars to 15 dollars. This change reflects the addition of underwear and soap to the pad kits. Upon our teams preliminary visit to Glory of Christ, we realized that the majority of the girls did not own underwear. The addition of soap and underwear in the pad kits will enhance the positive impact of the pads on the girls' lives.

Moving forward, GlobeMed and Set Her Free plans to expand the pad program to other schools within the Rakai District. We hope to provide training to female staff at the schools, so they can mentor the young girls recieving the benefits of the pad program. Additionally, we are in the process of determining the cost of creating a tailoring center. A tailoring center would help give the pad program longterm sustainability and act as a hub for the pad creation. Set Her Free also provides tailoring training to girls living in the slums of Kampala. The addition of the tailoring center could enhance the training and provide employment for these girls in Kampala.

By the end of the year, our team plans on having an estimate for the tailoring center and will update our donation page to reflect these changes. Until then, please continue your generous support. The provision of resuable sanitary pads has the potential to change so many more girls' lives. 

Thank You!

The staff of GlobeMed at the George Washington University and Set Her Free

Robinah & Viola demonstrating how to use the pads
Robinah & Viola demonstrating how to use the pads
A new pair of knickers
A new pair of knickers
Pad kit-6 reusable pads, soap, knickers, carry bag
Pad kit-6 reusable pads, soap, knickers, carry bag
100 Pads Distributed at Glory of Christ!
100 Pads Distributed at Glory of Christ!

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