Project #9326

Promoting Gender Equity & HIV Prevention in Uganda

by GlobeMed at Columbia University
Oct 18, 2012

GWED-G in the USA Part Two!

Our chapter with Pamela and Franny!
Our chapter with Pamela and Franny!

Dearest friends and family,

It has been a while since we have updated you all with our project's progress and happenings within our chapter. We have gotten off to the year on a great foot. We have a chapter of 41 students this semester, all dedicated to supporting our project and our partner.

The most exciting part about this year happened just a few weeks ago when Pamela Angwech, the Executive Director GWED-G, and Franny Achoko, the Project Officer for GlobeMed projects, came to visit New York for the second time this year! After their visit in April, we never thought that they would be back just five months later. It was so exciting to have them at one of our first meetings of the year. During our discussion about health as a human right, Pamela chimed in. She urged chapter members to view development through a human rights lens, and keep the human rights perspective at the back of their minds when providing people with basic needs. 

Throughout the week, Pamela and Franny were very busy. They were in New York for the Performing the World Conference which is sponsored by the All Stars Project. Pamela presented about GWED-G's work rehabilitating war victims in northern Uganda through music, drama, and dance, something that the All Stars Project does with underprivileged American children.

Despite their busy schedules, we were able to hang out with them a few times. It is so rare that one of GlobeMed's partner organizations can visit the chapter in the United States, and we are incredibly lucky that they have visited us twice. Even though all our chapter members cannot participate in the GROW trip, they have had the chance to meet GWED-G staff, helping strengthen their connection with our partner.

Keep posted for another update about our the project for the coming year and our individual giving campaign! We have a of exciting improvements to our project, including livelihood and nutrition components and a huge fundraising goal. In the meantime, check our blog for updates about our chapter and our events.

In solidarity,
GlobeMed at Columbia 

Pamela & Franny with Co-Presidents Lillian & Lexa
Pamela & Franny with Co-Presidents Lillian & Lexa



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GlobeMed at Columbia University

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Ricardo de Luca e Tuma
New York, NY United States
$70,174 raised of $80,000 goal
710 donations
$9,826 to go
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