AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title World AIDS Day Ribbons
Project type(s) Community Service
Date completed 12/2006
Chapter University of Missouri - Kansas City SOM
Project Coordinator Farheen Qurashi, LegRep
Summary of project Handed out ribbons for everyone to put on for AIDS awareness, and put up posters with AIDS information on them.

Content area HIV/AIDS
Number of participants 3
Participant hours involved 6 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $10
Project funding Medical school funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising There wasn't any advertising needed because we handed out free red ribbons - we advertised right then and there, on the spot.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
4
Lessons/suggestions We could have put up more posters to educate students more, but at least we taught them that AIDS is a problem and the world is aware.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments This is a very easy project for a small school with little education on Public Health/Global Health to spread basic awareness. It's low cost, easy to do (just make ribbons while studying or eating) and posters take only 10min to make each, if that long. Set up a table in an area of heavy traffic and there you go! No advertising necessary, and only 2-3 people to man the booth. We had our booksale at the same time, at the same booth.