Camp GLOW!

This camp was organized by a couple of Peace Corps Volunteers, all funded through crowdfunding websites. I took two girls from grades 8-11 with me from my town and other volunteers brought girls from theirs. In Ethiopia the grade a student is in doesn't necessarily correlate with age of the person. Some girls who are 15/16 can still be in primary school (1-5 grades). Education for girl especially in small villages is often not a priority.

The whole camp was held in amharic, ya we had translators because we are just not at that level of amharic yet. We held sessions on Culture and Gender, Goal Setting, Nutrition HIV, RUMPS (Reusable Menstrual Pads), brought in different women leaders from the community. Did Yoga and Zumba in the mornings, played soccer and much more! By the end of the week the girls were so close and we could all feel their growth and energy. 

Next year my friends and I hope to lead the camp. We will need your help! I'll leave you with some pics from our camp. 

Wake and Streccch. 

Wake and Streccch. 

She was designing her poster self esteem poster. 

She was designing her poster self esteem poster. 

Grassroots Soccer. 

Grassroots Soccer. 

Mame teaching the kids the difference between gender and sex. 

Mame teaching the kids the difference between gender and sex. 

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My session was on remaking our culture where women can be ourselves 100%. Quote from We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie PC:Emma

My session was on remaking our culture where women can be ourselves 100%. Quote from We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie PC:Emma

Someone got that for sureee.

Someone got that for sureee.

Funky Fressssh. PC:Emma

Funky Fressssh. PC:Emma

Emma preparing making an example Pad for girls. 

Emma preparing making an example Pad for girls. 

People from the university watching our yoga session. 

People from the university watching our yoga session. 

They didn't even notice me. 

They didn't even notice me. 

Cheering her teamates on! 

Cheering her teamates on! 

Goal Setting.  PC:Emma

Goal Setting.  PC:Emma

Me too.

Me too.

Karen is having so much fun in that pic. 

Karen is having so much fun in that pic. 

I can go on forever with these pictures but I gots to go. 

Much Love, B