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.
Jun 17, 2014

Beginning Our Partnership!

SHF-sponsored girls during their visitation day
SHF-sponsored girls during their visitation day

GWU GROW interns had our first meeting with our new partner organization, Set Her Free (SHF). We met some of the girls that SHF sponsors at Trinity Senior Academy during their visitation day. The attached photo shows SHF president Robin and founder Robinah with the girls. The girls were very enthusastic to tell our team about their challenging (but rewarding) course schedule which can last until 10pm. 

Our intern team also sat down with the SHF staff to discuss our implementation plan for the reusable sanitary pad project. The girls have already sewed their first sets of pads. By the end of July, the intern team along with SHF hopes to have created a system to evaluate the effectiveness and outreach of the project and to have begun distributing the pads to local schools. 

May 22, 2014

Upcoming activities

With the new Leadship of Rwanda Village Concept Project,the project" HIV/AIDS avoidance in 150 Village young people"  plans to set a new plan of action for the coming days.We are glad to thank all our donors who supported our activities in past and hope to keep sustaining the project.

Rwanda Village Concept Project (RVCP) is a non-governmental, non-political, voluntary organization. It is linked to other Village Concept Projects worldwide through the International Students Association of Village Concept Projects. The overall goal of RVCP is to provide sustainable improvement in the health and living standards of underprivileged communities at Village level and to develop the skills and knowledge of participating students.

The project" HIV/AIDS avoidance in 150 Village young people" is intended to increase the knowledge of 150 village young people about HIV prevention, sexually transmitted infections (STI's); reproductive health and methods of family planning in HUYE District.

-The project will work with the RVCP HIV/AIDS Awareness, Reproductive Health and Family Planning Program to reach the youth in anti-HIV/AIDS clubs to promote debates on sensitive issues in a friendlier environment.

-We will also carry out HIV education sessions in primary schools and in non-schooling youth in Southern Province of Rwanda. 

By working together,we aim to limit the spread of HIV/AIDS through education of the youth and raise their awareness about HIV/AIDS whilst fighting the stigma and discrimination that affect the people living with HIV and AIDS.

May 6, 2014

New trimester, a lot of energy

Kids after a teaching session
Kids after a teaching session

We are in the second week of the second trimester for primary school pupils. As planned our volunteers are conducting weekly teaching sessions on hygiene, water and sanitation good practices. The school that we have worked in 2013 has received a partner to build latrines with good hygienic standards by the help of RVCP advocacy. RVCP volunteers in its hygiene program are educating kids from 1st year to 6th year on how to use the latrines in a good way in order to make latrines last longer and prevent diseases which may come from unsafe practices of hand washing. The school administration is always reminded to provide water for hand washing for kids every time they use the latrines. Currently the organization is working on fundraising for water tank construction at school which will benefit both the school and the villagers around Nyanza primary school. We look forward to work with you to make this goal achievable. Do not hesitate to contact us on rwandavcp@gmail.com or rvcp_coordinator@yahoo.com for further information.

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