Manuel of Kallpa Iquitos w/ GlobeMed at Rochester
Thanks to your support, GlobeMed has reached new heights.
Over the past three months, GlobeMed has equipped over 200 young leaders to work on-site this summer with their partner organizations through trainings in four cities across the U.S. In April, GlobeMed hosted its sixth annual Global Health Summit in Evanston, Illinois -- our largest conference to date. As the school year comes to a close for our university chapters, we are thrilled to share that our network has raised over one million dollars since 2007 for health projects around the world.
As an inclusive network, we strive to bring all voices to the table. This network -- filled with creativity, openness and innovative spirit -- is driven in large part by diversity. With our bold vision of a healthier world with human dignity for all, we must make sure every voice is heard and every perspective considered. With your help, we have lowered barriers -- from lack of funding to lack of training -- so that all young leaders have an opportunity to meet their full potential.
As we shared in our last report, your generosity has helped fund travel grants for delegates attending the 2013 Global Health Summit this past April. With support from the National Office, students like Ria Pal, Co-President of GlobeMed at the University of Rochester, experienced an inspirational weekend with over 300 GlobeMed students, alumni, partners, supporters, and visionary leaders like Nobel Peace Laureate, Leymah Gbowee.
“I was totally unprepared for how profoundly the Summit impacted me. I saw that our generation can unlock its potential with humility, responsibility, communication, respect, and open-mindedness,” Ria remarked. This year, we were honored to have GlobeMed at Rochester’s partner, Kallpa Iquitos in Peru, join us at the Summit. With this unique opportunity to interact with her partner, Ria explains, “Partnership fosters mutual respect and rapport. It doesn't just make action possible, but it is a catalyst itself with concrete effects.”
Under Ria’s leadership, GlobeMed at the University of Rochester has become more deeply connected with the Rochester community, has seen their partnership with Kallpa Iquitos flourish, and has exceeded their goal, raising $13,000 over the course of the 2012-2013 school year.
“I don't have to look hard to see how much I have personally grown and benefited from my involvement in GlobeMed. It has made me a more reflective, articulate, and conscientious person and has solidified my values. It has defined my college career, and my career beyond that,” Ria reflected.
Together, we can empower a generation of young people, like Ria Pal, who are being equipped to transform the world. Thank you for your investment and belief in our vision.
Manuel of Kallpa Iquitos & Ria Pal at the Summit