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Dear Community, 


We trust that you and your family are safe. COVID-19 and its variants continue to wreak havoc on our communities. The past 36 months, over 1,000,000 USA citizens lost their fight against the dreaded Coronavirus. Each of us knows someone who is no longer with us on this Earth.

Our education system, businesses, families, churches, communities, sporting events, summer camps, every facet of our lives struggles to find normalcy. We have decided that Global Health Connections International (GHCI) will not host its 2023 SUMMER STEAM Residential Camp. WE will return 2024!!!


What we will do is offer several activities to engage students during the schoolyear. We have begun several programs with James E. Shepard Middle School in Durham. We have continued our partnership with GameFlo, an education technology company revolutionizing the way kids learn how to work with data and think strategically through a game-based approach. It has worked with students across the US in various game-based workshops with a culturally relevant lens.  

We must continue to nurture our young scholars. We must continue to provide them and expose those with MORE tools to become successful STEAM professionals. On May 20th, we partnered with the US Navy, United Parcel Service, and Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina for a STEM FLY-IN at Raleigh Durham Airport. There were over 175 attendees from City of Suffolk (Virginia) Public Schools, Halifax County (North Carolina) Public Schools, Chesterfield County (South Carolina), and five North Carolina Counties. Please visit 2023 STEM Fly-In and Pearls of Wisdom. 

GHCI remains committed to building programs that focus on increasing STEM activities in our underserved communities. Exposure and access to technology remain keys that will prepare our young people.

In summation, nobody said this life would be easy. For we know, together, we can achieve much with each other. The journey ahead is filled with much promise. With much anticipated excitement, we are preparing for that journey to meet the needs of our young scholars! Stay Safe and Stay Connected. We can do hard things together! 

Sincerely Yours, 

E. Rick Copeland


Global Health Connections International is a 501 c3 organization

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