The Sumba Project
GCAP has had the honour of providing ongoing support to several postgraduate students who have volunteered with the Sumba project. The work that this group and our very own students are doing with this program is simply incredible.
In 2019, this is what they had to say:
“June 2019 saw The Sumba Project members head back over to the vibrant island of Sumba, Indonesia. Thanks to GCAP we were able to support our current student members to visit this beautiful island and continue progress on our sustainable health projects. Working alongside the Sumba Foundation we continued work on two projects; firstly, our Tuberculosis health care worker education program, which approaches its final stages of development. And secondly, the introduction of our ‘Miss Doggy Adventures’ health education picture books; created by our team, into the Sumba Foundation school aged education programs. This year’s trip was very inspiring and fruitful, providing our team with exciting future directions for The Sumba Project.”
Ubuntu Through Health Trip to Nepal
Ubuntu Through Health is a charity run by Griffith University medical students. With the help of GCAP’s Community Volunteering Enhancement Funding, final year members Clare, Mia and Sophie were able to travel to Nepal to investigate a new potential project with Nepal-based charity COSAN. In a whirlwind 2 weeks, they met the founding members of COSAN, attended a 2 day women’s health camp which saw over 760 women screened for cervical cancer and uterine prolapse, and established lasting connections with the COSAN team. Thanks to this trip, Ubuntu Through Health will proudly be fundraising for COSAN’s work, along with their other project in Kenya, at their Annual Fundraising Dinner in August. For more information about their work, please visit www.ubuntuthroughhealth.org.