Students at Garrison Forest School hosted a Give-N-Go Basketball and Dodge Ball tournament this past weekend to raise awareness of the health needs of girls and women in the developing world and Jhpiego’s lifesaving work to prevent their needless deaths.
Led by Dr. Alain Damiba, Jhpiego’s Senior Vice President of Technical Leadership and Global Programs, the Jhpiego team competed against students from area high schools who turned out for the event. Garrison Forest students Brooke Fruman and Rachel Gordon led the planning of the Saturday evening tournament at the school’s Searle Athletic Center in Owings Mills, Md.
Garrison Forest students have been participating in Jhpiego’s Girls Helping Girls program since 2012, an initiative to educate youth on global health issues especially those affecting women and adolescents in the developing world. Students from Boys’ Latin School of Maryland and Gilman School also hosted teams.
Yasmine Arsala, Senior Development Coordinator at Jhpiego, worked with the Garrison Forest students to plan the event and rally the following Jhpiego staff and supporters to participate: Glenn Strachan, Marton Varady, Estefania Konaria, Kayla Britt, Kelly Harris, Joe Judd, Emily Bello-Pardo and, from Jhpiego’s procurement partner, Privatin, Gustavo Ulloa, Sujita Basnet and Viqas Chowdhury.