Hope is what drives us all. Hope for the future, hope for happiness,
hope for security, hopes for our families and children. The greatest
gift we can give each other, more than any material possession or
physical comfort, is hope. This is Global Nurse Initiative's simple and
GNI was established in June of 2009 as a
grassroots organization with the goal to give back to global
communities. We are a collection of nurses, nurse practitioners,
physician assistants, medical doctors and axillary health-care
professionals. Our focus is to assist health clinics and projects which
are already established, provide public education on various health
topics, and perform health screenings in local schools.
in elementary school when the school nurse used to do eye exams and
taught us how to brush our teeth? Our School Nurse Program is aimed to
starting health education at a young age, hoping that good habits will
last. We screen the children for common health problems that occur in
childhood, perform growth assessments, and refer children to the local
doctor if needed. Our sites are located in Uganda and in Ethiopia.
an organization started by nurses, we believe that nursing as a career
can open doors. Many women are stuck in a cycle of poverty as they
cannot afford the education required to start a career. Our "Sponsor a
Nurse" Scholarship program ensures money raised and donated will go
towards the education of a young woman who wants to be a nurse in one of
these communities. Our Nurse Exchange Program gives American trained
nurses an opportunity to travel to India to visit (and perhaps assist in
teaching at) a nursing school dedicated to educating underprivileged
women for no cost to the student.
Even through Fundraising, GNI
invests into the community that it's present in. With our Bags for
Babies fundraiser, bags and totes are made by a local
women's' co-op. The money we raise from the bags goes back to the co-op
as well as purchasing supplies for the project we are working on in that
community. 100% of all proceeds goes back to the community.
believe as health-care workers we are the caretakers of our
communities, domestic and abroad. It is our privilege and responsibility
to care for them. Thank you for visiting our website. Without your
encouragement and support none of this would be possible.
The GNI Team