Aren't able to participate in the project but want to live in the community? Request a room near us on the second floor of James Annex.
If you'd like to be a friend of Santé then like our Facebook page (Santé@Centenary). You can join in the discussion and come to public events.
We've been working with Martin Luther King Health Center to develop fundraising materials. We're maintaining their Facebook page, created flyers and pamphlets, and we will help host two fundraising nights at the clinic this spring. A second group has been working to develop an alternative fuel source for the people we work with in Haiti. Deforestation is causing pollution, disease, and creating dangerous landslides. We research the viability of an algae-based alternative to charcoal.
What will we do next year? That's up to you. We will meet in March and April to chose how to best continue our work.
Santé will partner with the community to improve the health of some of the least advantaged people and produce students who are committed to improving global health and prepared for careers of service, both nationally or internationally.
See our four part approach for more about how the program is designed to produce the effective, committed graduates sought after by employers.
In our community, within blocks from Centenary, people suffer from easily preventable diseases. Why does this happen? What can be done about it? More importantly, what are we going to do about it?.
|March||Plan Next Year's Activities|
|April||Social Gathering and Hear This Year's Report|
|August-December||Work on Project|
|December||Deliver Results and Plan|
You never know what the future holds. Nonetheless, here's what is in the works:
We plan to continue our project with MLK Health Center every year. After we identify the barriers to care this year, we will begin projects to remove them.
We're creating a set of interdisciplinary courses on global health issues such as:
Environmental Pollution and Cognitive Development (your furniture is killing you!) with Hammond and Lawrence
Agriculture and Pharmaceuticals (food and drugs!) with Brownholland and Ciocchetti
We also plan to integrate courses on poverty and disease into the curriculum.
We're working on creating an international project. Students and faculty would travel abroad for a module or perhaps longer to partner with a health organization outside of the U.S..
In conjunction with Le Quartier Français, we're taking a module traveling to Les Cayes, Haiti. We will work at two children's homes, learn about Haitian history and culture, spend a day practicing Haitian routines, and think about the effect aid has had on Haiti.