Education  Nepal Project #29921

Support School and Latrine Construction in Nepal

by GlobeMed at CU Boulder
Play Video
Support School and Latrine Construction in Nepal
Support School and Latrine Construction in Nepal
Support School and Latrine Construction in Nepal
Support School and Latrine Construction in Nepal
Support School and Latrine Construction in Nepal
Support School and Latrine Construction in Nepal
Support School and Latrine Construction in Nepal
Support School and Latrine Construction in Nepal
Support School and Latrine Construction in Nepal
Support School and Latrine Construction in Nepal
Support School and Latrine Construction in Nepal
Support School and Latrine Construction in Nepal
Support School and Latrine Construction in Nepal
Support School and Latrine Construction in Nepal
Support School and Latrine Construction in Nepal
Built through the One Home, One Toilet campaign.
Built through the One Home, One Toilet campaign.

Hello!

Hope everybody's spring has been going well. GlobeMed at CU Boulder has been quite busy since our last update, and we sincerely apologize for the late report!

In our last report, we mentioned our annual Benefit Dinner. Some of you already know but ultimately, due to some challenges internally and externally our chapter decided not to go through with Benefit Dinner this year. As a whole we just felt like we wouldn't be able to put on the Benefit Dinner that Himalayan Health Care and our other community partners deserve. We're very sorry, but in the foreseeable future, we hope to reorganize the planning of this dinner and provide improved experiences for everyone involved.

Thank you very much to those who did express interest in the dinner! While Benefit Dinner has been our largest fundraising event in past years, we have decided to refocus our efforts this semester on more mid-sized events and activities to bring more awareness to GlobeMed and Himalayan Health Care. We have found some success with this change in direction and also had a lot of fun in trying out these new event ideas! 

In terms of specific updates from our chapter, we are very excited to announce that we have selected our 5 GROW interns for this summer! All have been steadily preparing for their trip to Nepal through means of education, exercise, and outreach. A couple of weeks ago, all of them and another GlobeMed member spent a weekend in Chicago, Illinois attending GlobeMed Summit, which is the national GlobeMed annual conference. The theme of the conference was "Changing the Way Change Happens" and the group of them were able to attend a number of workshops that addressed topics of identity, diversity, action, and justice from a public health perspective.

Not only were they able to bring back what they learned to our chapter, but they also had the opportunity to meet other GlobeMed chapters from all over the nation. An interesting aspect in these encounters is that all GlobeMed chapters share similar values, but face different challenges depending on their nonprofit partners. We believe Summit was ultimately very meaningful for our interns and our overall chapter, as we reflected on how we can take these learnings and improve upon our actions for change in context of global health equity.

As always, we want to express our gratitude of your continuous consideration and support of our organization. GlobeMed at CU relies on the support of our community members in order to make progress towards our mission of health equity for all, so we hope you're able to connect with the experiences we've shared and recognize the positive impact that you are also making.

Please check out our website if you would like to keep in touch with us! That is where we will provide our most up to date information on our work and activities.

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
One of GROW interns from this past summer, Gabby
One of GROW interns from this past summer, Gabby

We hope everyone has been well. It is always surprising how fast time flies. For GlobeMed at CU-Boulder, we have been working hard to bring some local events to fruition and bring more awareness to our mission. With the school year in full force, we have numerous old as well as new faces participating in our organization's work which is very exciting. 

Just as a refresher about our organization, GlobeMed is a network of students at university-based chapters who support partner health organizations in developing countries, organize global health education opportunities on campus, and lead trips to work in our partner’s communities. Our mission is to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to fight for a world where global health equity and social justice are accessible for all.

GlobeMed at CU-Boulder has been very busy as we prepare for our upcoming annual Benefit Dinner. The event will be on Sunday October 28th at the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center in Denver. We are very excited as Anil Parajuli, the founder of Himalayan Health Care (HHC), will be visiting and speaking at the event. GlobeMed and HHC will be celebrating HHC's 26th anniversary as well as  If you are in the area, we would love to see you there! Our ticketleap account is linked below if you are interested in purchasing a ticket.

As with all of GlobeMed's activities, 100% of Benefit Dinner's proceeds will go to HHC and their work in Nepal. This year we continue to work to support HHC's two main projects. Both are encompassed in our GlobalGiving page. The first is the "One-Home One-Toilet" project, which benefits community members in rural Dhading and decreases the spread of waterborne illness. The second, is the building of the new secondary school in the town of Lapa. Specifically, for the school we hope to raise the last $37,000 needed to construction the school. Both of these projects will hopefully result in priceless impact on individuals, economies, and the future of the Dhading district. 

Thank you so much for continuously supporting GlobeMed. We hope to bring you meaningful updates of our work, and we look forward to a great year with the Colorado community! 

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
GlobeMed members at one of our fundraisers
GlobeMed members at one of our fundraisers

Winding down from the school year, we are proud to share that GlobeMed at CU-Boulder reached our fundraising goal of $10,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year! It is thanks to the generosity of our donors and the hard work of our organization's members that we were able to achieve this goal, so thank you. We hope to continue working together with our community in creating a sustainable impact in other peoples' lives.

100% of this money has been sent to our nonprofit partner, Himalayan Health Care (HHC), to help with development projects in the rural villages of Nepal. They hope to use these funds to continue their latrine construction project as homes damaged in the 2015 earthquake have begun reconstruction. HHC is also looking into conducting important surveys regarding drinking water channels and accessibility. With new infrastructure in place, HHC will further their efforts in creating a higher quality life for the Nepali people through healthcare, community education, and income-generation. 

While school has come to a halt in Boulder, our newly transitioned executive board is working hard on planning interesting new ideas for the next academic year. We hope to put on some big community events to increase our local outreach in the Boulder area.

In recent events for GlobeMed, our Grass Roots On-site Work (GROW) interns have just returned from their exciting internship in Nepal working with HHC. They spent 7 weeks learning more about local efforts in the Nepali villages and collecting data about HHC's development projects. In case you're interested in reading more in-depth about our interns' stories and experiences in their own words, their blog is linked. 

A few of the reasons we send interns to Nepal as part of the GROW program is to build connections with the local community and evaluate the impacts of our fundraising efforts. Our GROW interns were able to spend time with Anil Parajuli, the co-founder of Himalayan Health Care, and learn about the history and culture of Nepal as well as recent changes to the organization's development projects. The interns also had the opportunity to visit local businesses and meet individuals in different facets of life who do significant work in uplifting their own community through sustainable programming and education.

Ultimately, we hope that our interns' on-site experience not only helps us understand our role in supporting this community, but that it also let's us get to know the community members on a more personal level. That relationship is the most crucial part of our efforts and we hope to continuously foster and support that bond.

Thank you again for your constant support of both GlobeMed and GlobeMed's mission as we move into a new year.

As usual, check out our website for the latest updates on GlobeMed at CU-Boulder!

2018 GROW Interns with Anil
2018 GROW Interns with Anil

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Kami Children
Kami Children

GlobeMed at CU-Boulder has had a very active 2018 thus far. Since our last report update in January our team has been focused on small events to fundraise as well as bring more awareness to our nonprofit partner, Himalayan Health Care's work. Spring is definitely an exciting time for our team as we prepare to send a new group of GROW interns to Nepal this upcoming May. They will be participating in HHC's community work, with an emphasis on streamlining how we collect data and feedback about our efforts, specifically with our School and Latrine Construction project.

Thanks to the generous support of donors and our fundraising events we have now accumulated approximately $8000 to send to HHC. As we mentioned in our last report, we hope to continue to provide support to further the goals of both HHC and the local community. 

In recent events, one of GlobeMed's local chapters at University of Denver hosted the Colorado Global Health Conference, with the theme of "Access to Health in Marginalized Communities". When our GlobeMed chapter meets, we often challenge ourselves to learn and reflect on our perspectives through educational components. In regards to the theme of the CGHC conference, one of our GROW interns from this past summer taught us a little bit about what marginalization in Nepal looks like, especially with the communities HHC works with. We would like to share that information with you.

Pictured above is the Kami, or blacksmiths, of the villages we work in. In terms of social caste, they are lower in rank than the main villagers (who are Tamang and Gurung) and are therefore forced into physical isolation from everybody else. This group experiences higher rates of school dropout, younger mothers, and poorer quality of education and health. In GlobeMed, we support HHC projects to grant scholarships and stipends to students of this community and encourage village leadership and integration. As time passes, HHC have seen students they've supported go on to become health professionals, teachers, and principals in the villages. Both GlobeMed and HHC care deeply about learning and supporting communities who are traditionally marginalized, oppressed, and ignored. We prioritize raising up voices that have been silenced and giving back power to those who have been forgotten by society.

In pursuing these missions, we extend immense thanks to those who have helped and donated to GlobeMed at CU-Boulder. We are always grateful and awed by the contributions from people in our community. We hope you understand how greatly we value the support GlobeMed and HHC have received. We anticipate sharing more exciting news with you in the future about our projects in Nepal.

If you would to stay in the loop about GlobeMed at CU-Boulder's most current activities, please visit our website linked below!

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

We are very excited to report on an eventful and fulfilling year for GlobeMed at CU-Boulder. Since January 2017, we have sent a group of GROW interns to Nepal, attended the national GlobeMed Summit Conference, hosted numerous events to help fundraise to support our partner Himalayan Health Care (HHC), as well as countless productive and enjoyable chapter meetings.

Over this time, due to great success we've achieved with our previous project with HHC, which focused on providing goats, safer cookstoves, and constructing latrines, we've updated our project funding goals to more accurately match what HHC and the Dhading district have expressed they are interested in working on with our chapter. As a result, we are continuing to work on progressing the One Home One Toilet latrine construction campaign, but also working on securing funding to enable the Lapa Secondary School to be rebuilt. This imperative school was destroyed in an earthquake in 2015, and HHC has expressed a strong desire to focus heavy efforts on rebuilding the school so that students may have a sheltered, structurally sound, useable educational facility. 

We have had a lot of success so far with our Support School and Latrine Construction in Nepal project. Between individual giving, GlobalGiving donations, and proceeds from our annual Benefit Gala fundraiser event, we are able to send just over $4,000 to HHC to enable continued latrine construction and to contribute to the reconstruction of the Lapa Secondary School. During our chapters last trip to the villages of Tipling, Lapa, and Sertung within the Dhading District in Nepal, our GROW interns gathered valuable feedback and data from the community regarding the progress of the One Home One Toilet latrine construction campaign. This information has been used to better work with the community to continue collaborating with the community to achieve the goals they have identified.

All of this could not have achieved without the generous help and support from those who have donated to GlobeMed at CU-Boulder. We hope all of those who have donated, and other members of the community, feel like they are part of the GlobeMed team and can share in our successes and progress together. Thank you again for all of your boundless support and generosity and we can’t wait to see what we can continue to achieve together.

Please visit our website at the link below for more updates about our chapter!

 

 

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
 

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

GlobeMed at CU Boulder

Location: Boulder, Colorado - USA
Website:
GlobeMed at CU Boulder
Tiffany Huang
Project Leader:
Tiffany Huang
Director of Finance
Boulder, Colorado United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.
 

Still want to help?

Find another project in Nepal or in Education that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.