The Scopes For Hopes
A former highschool classmate of mine; Jad Jalal, is the founder of a non-profit organization called The Scopes for Hopes. I had the opportunity to illustrate a logo for the charity.
Here is the history behind this organization (taken from its official facebook page)
During a humanitarian trip to earthquake devastated Haiti in 2010, Jad Jalal, a University of Ottawa student, witnessed first hand the lack of quality medical equipment that doctors and nurses had access to while working in an open air Hospital in the slum of Cité Soleil, Port‐au‐Prince.
• A CPS manual from 1974 was used as a drug reference.
• One old domestic thermometer sanitized with a small amount of alcohol in a plastic bag.
• The ophthalmoscope and otoscope used by all the doctors was a malfunctioning all in one device found in a single pen. It got the job done but was not the most accurate or efficient instrument.
• The lack of equipment severely slowed down treatment, and diminished the quality of care.
Following this trip, Jad and fellow students decided to create the “Scopes for Hopes Foundation” to address these problems.
Their mission involves in engaging members of the medical community in order to ease health issues in third world countries related to the lack of medical equipment and supplies. As well as Collect and ship used medical equipment and supplies to third world countries.