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Partner/Project Overview:

Welcome to GROW at GlobeMed at UW Madison! We are a team of three graduating students working in Lira, Uganda with our partner: Children of Peace Uganda (CPU). CPU currently works to provide academic scholarships, psychosocial support, income support to children and young adults affected by armed conflict. From 2002 to 2006, many of the beneficiaries experienced unimaginable trauma when Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) raided and destroyed their villages and families. Many of the children served as child soldiers, were abducted by the army, or were orphaned as a result of the decade long civil war.

GlobeMed at UW Madison specifically funds an apiary project for CPU, an area that has a great demand throughout Uganda. GlobeMed at UW Madison will sponsor the beehives and training for 20 households of beneficiaries, working directly with CPU to provide all tools and necessary support needed for success.


Meet the team:

Quinn Mallery: Class of 2016

Major:  Economics with a pre-med emphasis!

Position in GlobeMed: Quinn served as GlobeMed at UW Madison’s Finances director for the 2015-2016 school year.

Why are you excited to go on GROW?

“I am excited for GROW because I wanted to improve the strength of our partnership with Children of Peace Uganda.”

Why did you want to go on GROW?

” I wanted to go on GROW to experience another culture, and to help establish our new partnership with CPU!”


Brittney Ehlers: Class of 2015 (December)

Major: Community & Environmental Sociology, with Certificates (Minors) in Gender & Women’s Studies, and Global Health.

Position in GlobeMed: Brittney served as GlobeMed at UW Madison’s Internal Co-President for the 2015-2016 school year.

Why are you excited to go on GROW?

“I am excited to go on GROW because our trip is going to give our University chapter a much better understanding of our new partnership with CPU. We will get to see firsthand where our fundraising money is going, and just how big of an impact we university students can make in the lives of children affected by armed conflict.”

Why did you want to go on GROW?

“I’ve been involved with GlobeMed for almost four years now, and as the Co-President and a graduating senior, I wanted to go on this trip to establish a solid foundation for our new partnership. My goal is to collect as much media and stories as possible in order to bring more awareness to the issue of armed conflict back in Madison!”


Emma Doenier: Class of 2016

Major: Psychology and Neurobiology with a Certificate (Minor) in Stem Cell Sciences

Position in GlobeMed: Emma served as GlobeMed at UW Madison’s GROW Coordinator for the 2015-2016 school year.

Why are you excited to go on GROW?

“I am excited to go on GROW to meet our partner in person after Skyping with them for so long!”

Why did you want to go on GROW?

“I wanted to go on GROW to Uganda to strengthen our partnership with CPU, and to get to know the staff/project better. I wanted to evaluate our apiary project, meet the beneficiaries, and help create solutions to problems within the project!”

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