Health eVillages launched the T-shirt Design contest to celebrate our five -year milestone with the entire Aptus Health workforce spread out across different parts of the globe.

We are happy to share that we have managed to raise more than $2,000 from the T-shirt drive and could not have done this without the support of each one of you!

The next logical step was to have Aptus Health team members wear the beautiful commemorative T-shirts on February 23, the day of our celebration. The ‘Celebrate with a Selfie’ campaign was launched to get people to share what Health eVillages means to them. The rules were pretty simple: Everyone wearing their Health eVillages T-Shirt was asked to take a selfie – in groups and individually – featuring one word that came to mind when they thought about Health eVillages. We were delighted to receive such a good responses from across all the Aptus Health offices globally.

We received selfies with words such as “Hope”, “Equality”, “Believe”, “Inspire”, “Empower” and “Care”. To the Health eVillages team, these were not just words. They echoed what each member of the organization so passionately feels about Health eVillages. It also reinforced what our social impact across India, Africa, Haiti and the U.S. means to everyone at Aptus Health.

Selfie Campaign1

As much as we liked all the selfies with the #HeVCelebration across Twitter, Instagram, Yammer and Facebook, we selected the two that we felt were most noteworthy.

Sangeeta Ghadge from the Mumbai office is awarded the best selfie in the individual category. Her smile and super cool tattoo that reads “Believe” encourages us to keep moving ahead in our efforts, despite the challenges we may face.

Sangeeta Ghadge

Lindsay Tatgenhorst, Phil Kawabata, Julie Culleton, Tammy Whaley and Amy Doumanian are awarded the best selfie in the team category. They chose the word “Equality”, and the photo itself reflects what it means to be inclusive. Health eVillages believes that quality health care is a human right, and this is what we focus on in our efforts to ensure equality in cities and villages alike.

(Left to right: Lindsay Tatgenhorst, Amy Doumanian, Julie Culleton, Tammy Whaley and Phil Kawabata)
(Left to right: Lindsay Tatgenhorst, Amy Doumanian, Julie Culleton, Tammy Whaley and Phil Kawabata)

We take this opportunity to thank all of the Aptus Health team members who have supported us in varying capacities, from helping us with content and preparing devices, carrying these devices to remote villages with us, being part of our social media squad and spreading the word or simply being aware of what we do and supporting us through smiles and selfies. Most of all, we thank you for believing that we together can Heal the Villages, one community at a time.

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