Hello again. Here are my objectives for this year’s March Meeting in Ghana. Although less than two weeks away from the departure date (already?!), I am still quite uncertain as to what to expect, so these objectives are sure to be tweaked. Thanks for reading!
Build longterm partnerships at the local and international levels by the end of the March meeting, with the goal of implementing/improving IFMSA projects and other personal initiatives back at home. These long term partnerships will be achieved by establishing connections with the various project leaders and delegate members, via social networking for example, and through continuous communication throughout new and or established projects/activities.
Learn more about IFMSA and specifically, SCORP, in order to create a standing committee at my Campus, or to implement the knowledge aquired in the current IFMSA standing committees. This will be achieved through gaining a global understanding of global human rights and peace issues by attending all of the meetings I can and participating actively as a member of the delegation in all of the workshops and discussions. Once back home, I will recruit students that share a common interest in social, civic, and humanitarian activism relate it to Medicine. Together, we will coordinate awareness activities that show how medical students (and youth in general) can have an impact on human rights and peace issues. This will be established throughout the beginning of the next academic year.
Present the Osmose project both in the project fair and during the project presentation sessions throughout the course of the March Meeting in order to inspire other students to implement this activity in their communities and schools. This will be achieved through a sit-down meeting with the project coordinator on the ground, to assure that the mission of Osmose will be conveyed properly and enthusiastically. After the sit-down meeting, I will proceed to complete individual organization and practice the presentation before-hand with my peers. This presentation can perhaps have a long term effect, as some students may feel inspired to implement this project back home. This will contribute to the long term goal of demystifying mental illness for secondary students, and to provide a platform for multidisciplinary presentations on mental health awareness in youth.