|By Katie Cundale - Apr 3, 2012 5:22:45 AM ET|
|Also listed in: Students for PIH | Students for PIH - Canada|
Since the last time I wrote, we've solidified our organisation much more. We have structured the group around the three themes of PIH's community organisation - resources, advocacy, and education. For each theme, we have a director in charge of handling that porfolio within the organisation. During our first general meeting, we encouraged students to apply for various coordiantor positions under each director and recieved a wonderful and passionate response. We now have a core team of 18 people to start off fundraising and events in the new school year. We will advertise opportunities to join the organisation to students again at the beginning of the new school year.
For now though, we are starting to plan and set goals for next (our first) year. I would greatly appreciate anybody's input as to what he or she thinks realistic goals and projects should be. We plan to have at minimum three small fundraisers per term, while maintaining a year-long campaign based upon the 25x25 approach that PIH has already initatied. We will adapt this campaign to students, and allow for people to request 10 people to donate $10, or 15 for $15 - whatever people are willing to do!
If anybody has suggestions on good fundraising events that they have held or seen done, please let us know! We have a few good ideas already, but we would love the thoughts of all of you out there!
In addition, we plan to hold speaker events - we will ask doctors, PIH workers, or professors to speak of their experiences or work in the fields in which PIH works and advocates for. While supporting PIH, we hope to raise awareness about the issues that they tackle and overcome daily.