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Send Public Health Without Borders Students to Sierra Leone

$10,288
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Project ends on May 13, at 11:59 PM EDT
 
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Send Public Health Without Borders Students to Sierra Leone

ABOUT US

Public Health Without Borders is a student-run organization supported by the School of Public Health at UMD that assesses health disparities affecting disadvantaged communities around the world and creates sustainable interventions to alleviate these disparities.

OUR PROJECT

For our trip to Calaba Town, Sierra Leone this June, we hope to understand what the health needs and priorities affecting the community are. Our main objectives involve teaching lessons about proper usage of clean water, hygiene and basic health as we accompany the Maryland Sustainability Engineering Organization as they build a UV water sanitation tank and a secondary school. We are targeting a group of students that may walk up to five miles to reach the school and do not have access to a clean glass of water during school, nor a school nurse during the day. Our end goal is to make the school day for these children as safe and enriching as possible and ultimately, to improve health for families in the school community.

WHY CONTRIBUTE

Help us improve the lives of community members in Calaba Town, Sierra Leone by funding our educational health programs on clean water. Your support will help us provide for a community that deserves greater access to water, health education and medical materials. All of your donations will contribute to funding our health intervention, as well as airfare for UMD students to travel to Sierra Leone. For our intervention, we have developed an educational program that requires workbooks to give to the children and supplies for hygiene demonstrations with the community. Spread the word about Public Health Without Borders by visiting our webpage, www.phwb-umd.org, liking our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/umdphwb and following us on Instagram (@PHWB) and Twitter (@umdphwb).

 

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$25

Health Squad Superhero

Donors at this level will be specially recognized in a thank you video that will be posted on our website, Facebook and Instagram and given an exclusive viewing of a video of our entire executive board doing a happy dance for your generosity!

$50

Passionate Promoter

Donors at this level will receive a special hand-written thank you note and exclusive access to a video of our entire executive board doing a happy dance for your generosity!

$100

Special Supporter

Donors at this level will receive a special hand-written thank you note, access to behind the scenes footage of the action that goes into planning a public health intervention and exclusive access to a video of our entire executive board doing a happy dance for your generosity!

$500

Beyond Belief Booster

Donors at this level will receive an incredible photobook chronicling our work in Sierra Leone, a hand-written thank you note and exclusive access to a video of our entire executive board doing a happy dance for your generosity!

$1,000

Public Health Champion

Donors at this level will be invited to a private dinner with the members of PHWB and an incredible photobook chronicling our work in Sierra Leone.