AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Pen Pal Program
Project type(s) Community Service
Date completed 11/2006
Chapter University of Michigan Medical School
Project Coordinator Ariel Palanca
Summary of project We have organized a Pen Pal exchange between a local school, West Middle School, and the Ministry of Health Basic School in Accra, Ghana. We also have presentations to the 7th grade classrooms at West Middle School about the health, social, and educational disparities that Ghanaian children face.

Content area Child and Adolescent Health
Number of participants 200
Participant hours involved 200 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
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FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $100
Project funding Local chapter funds
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Project advertising We just contacted the Middle School directly and they were very eager to have us come in and run this program. The medical students were also very excited to participate.
PROJECT EVALUATION
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(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
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