A project of GlobeMed
GlobeMed at UPenn partners with Lwala Community Alliance in Lwala, Kenya to support clinical capacity-building and education.
Who We Are // GlobeMed at UPenn
The GlobeMed chapter at the University of Pennsylvania is the premier global health program on campus, which connects students from all four schools to achieve global and community service goals. Throughout the year, we host a series of service, awareness, and collaborative events in support of our international NGO organization. Each summer, selected students are sponsored for a summer cross-continental trip culminating in implementation of projects we are supporting. Our ultimate goal is to create a long lasting relationship with our partner and to generate a movement towards global health action on campus.
Our Partner // Lwala Community Alliance in Lwala, Kenya
Our partner organization, Lwala Community Alliance (LCA), is a thriving non-profit located in rural western Kenya in the village of Lwala in the Nyanza Province. The Lwala Community Alliance was founded by Dr. Milton and Fred Ochieng’, natives of Lwala, who lost their parents to HIV. In 2007, after 3 years of fundraising, the Lwala Community Health Center finally opened. In April 2011, a new maternity and intensive care wing was added and the facility is now known as the Lwala Community Hospital. The clinical staff at the hospital provides more than 32,000 patient visits each year, and have 1100 people enrolled in HIV care. The education program reaches out to 15 schools and employs over 120 Kenyans.
Our Project // $7,200 to Sponsor 12 Secondary School Scholarships for Kenyan Children
GlobeMed at the University of Pennsylvania is aiming to raise $7,200 to fund the Secondary School Partnerships program of the Lwala Community Alliance by the year 2014. This important initiative is founded on the premise of building the capacity of the people of Lwala to advance their own comprehensive well-being. Secondary school is not free or universal in Kenya, and these scholarships allow 12 talented students who lack financial means to go to secondary school with full sponsorship.