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A Step in the Right Direction!

On November 5th 2015, Guatemala signed a law raising the marriage age to 18! This was a huge step into the right direction! Many girls in developing countries are married of at young ages. They don’t have the opportunity to attend school or obtain proper health care! Check out this article on how this law was established!

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/guatemala-raises-the-minimum-age-for-marriage-to-1/

 

And the Winner is…

Hello all,

The majority rules! We will be attending Cusco, Peru spring break 2017! It is only appreciate to learn about the culture and people there! Here are top 5 facts you need to know about Peru!

1. This Peruvian city is widely considered the archaeological capital of the Americas thanks to its incredible mix of colonial and ancient Incan architecture.

 

2.   The potato is originally from Peru, and there are over 3,000 different varieties. Proud Peruvians use the phrase “Soy mas Peruano que la papa” (I am more Peruvian than the potato).

 

3.  Peru is the 6th largest producer of gold. 

 

4. Two-thirds of Peru is covered in prime Amazon Rain Forest.

 

5. Peru has 1625 types of orchids of-which 425 can be found growing naturally close to Machu Picchu. The Inkaterra Hotel in Machu Picchu has South America’s largest privately owned collection at 500 varieties.

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Source: http://theonlyperuguide.com/2012/11/peru-travel-25-fun-facts-about-peru/

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/cuzco-peru-tourism-11313.html

 

 

 

 

Fondue for All!

Hello all,

I hope you are having a wonderful Monday! This past weekend, we had our first Fondue Event that took place in Wilder Hall! It was such a fantastic event and we like to thank Wilder Hall for inviting us into their space! Wilder Hall accompanied the sweet treats with an awesome movie in honor of Halloween weekend!It is a great way to get everyone together for some delicious chocolate and fruits! Check out the pictures below!

If you want your next hall event to be this LIT, then ask your CA or SCA to invite MEDLIFE for fondue event! They can contact mountholyokemedlife@gmail.com to make reservations!

 

 

 

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Onchocerciasis: The silent epidemic in Guatemala.

Hello all! I hope you week is going well! Thank you for everyone who came to our event last night! It was great to see everyone.

Check out this article discussing onchocerciasis, or river blindness disease in Guatemala! It is a good read, I promise!

Eradicating river blindness in Guatemala scratches the surface of a global problem

Another semester ends, welcoming the most exciting semester yet!

Hello MEDLIFE Members,

Thank you for a wonderful semester, your attendance at meetings and volunteering for countless fondue events. Your efforts have been noted and will help you subsidize the cost for your trip next semester.We’ve raised so much money with your help and we hope to continue to do so.
For the last two years we’ve really been working hard for our first trip to Lima, Peru. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend due to my semester abroad but your board members Tilar Martin, Emma Li and Lacie Phibbs will be taking over next semester collectively to make you fully prepared for this trip.
With SGA funding, continued fundraising and all of your help I truly believe that this trip will be economically feasible for many of you. I encourage you to sign up and put in a deposit for the trip in order to create your account and start fundraising on your own. Remember if you cannot attend this trip due to any reason your $150 can be used for any future trip! So your better off paying now!
Trip Date for Spring Break: March 14th-22nd 2015.
Other upcoming events for next semester include:
MEDTalks
MEDLIFE Dance-a-thon
Feel free to email mountholyokemedlife@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.
Best,
Nishath Rahman

A Successful ‘Fondutastic’ few months!!

MHC Jazz Event in Pratt Music Hall sponsored by MHC MEDLife Chocolate Fondue Fountain

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Ham & MacGregor Floor Event sponsored by MHC MEDLife Chocolate Fondue Fountain

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Yum Delicious!!

We have been able to raise a lot of money from these events so far, and the money goes towards helping us for our mission trip next year January. Chocolate success!!

Charging Ahead: Fall Semester 2014 Updates

Hello Wonderful MEDlife Members!

It’s been a great start to our semester and we the MEDLife board would like to thank you for coming to our first few meetings after an amazing club fair outcome. We’re gearing up with our fundraising for our trip to Lima, Peru from January 10th-18th and are so excited for you guys to join us. A few board members are confirmed to going and our fundraising efforts are well under way. Listed below are come upcoming events. Doodle Polls have been sent out via email to assign up for tabling shifts. *Remember as a member you are required to sign up for at least 3 fondue events per semester in order to be eligible to go on the trip or receive funding for it!

Upcoming Events Fall 2014 Include:
-October 19th- Eid Dinner-Dip Into MEDlife Fondue Fundraiser
-October 21st- MUN Fondue Fundraising
-October 24th-Jazz Band Fondue Fundraising.
-MEDTALKs Event-Mid-November

Your Mount Holyoke MEDLIFE Board

A Successful Semester. Farewell & Thank You All!

Hello Everyone,

On the behalf of the entire Mount Holyoke Medlife Board, I would like to thank you all for an incredibly successful fundraising campaign this past spring. We made $316.90 from our chocolate fondue fundraising and scarf sales. We hope to continue the success of this fundraiser in the fall along with our upcoming MEDLIFE dance-a-thon. We’re looking forward to our upcoming MEDLIFE trip to Lima, Peru during the upcoming spring break. Until then have a wonderful summer!

Sincerely,

Nishath RahmanFor All Your Help!

First Fundraising Success!

Board Member Tilar selling MEDLIFE scarfs from Peru and tabling for fondue!

Board Member Tilar selling MEDLIFE scarves from Peru and tabling for fondue!

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Fondue! Dip Into MEDLIFE!

After many obstacles, the MOHO MEDLIFE chapter had its first successful fundraising event this past week. Thank you all for coming and showing support. Your words of kindness and encouragement meant a lot to the board members who worked hard to make this event possible! -Nishath Rahman

MEETING 2/6/14

Thank you everyone for voting for a meeting time! After looking at the results and hearing feedback from a few of you we decided our meeting time this semester would be Thursday’s at 5:15pm in Cleveland L1. These meetings are biweekly this semester and our first one is THIS THURSDAY (2/6)! If you can’t make the whole meeting that is fine but please come to hear all of our exciting updates including that we are now a REGISTERED ORG!! (yay!) we have exciting fundraising ideas to talk to you all about and a date for a possible mobile clinic trip! If you have never been to one of our meetings we still encourage you to come and we will fill you in on what MEDLIFE is all about! Thank you guys for your patience and cooperation and we look forward to seeing you Thursday!