GLOW/TOBE Leadership Camp

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GLOW/TOBE Leadership Camp
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Country: Romania
Volunteer(s) Name: K Reiss
Volunteer(s) Homestate: California
Funds community contributed: $1015.10
Percentage community contributed: 28%
Funds needed were: $1403
Funds requested were: $2513.21
PPCP #: 403-127
Year of project approval: 2009
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Info about the GLOW/TOBE Leadership Camp


This project seeks support for a youth leadership camp taking place in Romania, entitled Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) and Teaching Our Boys to Excel (TOBE). This camp will be open to students ages 14-17 from southern Romania. The objectives of this camp are to: boost and inspire self reliance/confidence, promote youth empowerment through volunteerism, educate with regards to human rights and gender equality, and foster leadership skills.

In order to meet these objectives, the camp will consist of presentations and student-led discussions focusing on gender issues, health, planning and goal setting, empowerment through volunteerism, and the importance of being the change you want to see in the world. We will also conduct team-building activities, allow time for reflection through journaling and nature hikes, and encourage a sense of pride and ownership of community through an excursion around a historical area. During the camp, students will develop their own community projects, which they will be responsible for implementing within six months of the camp’s completion in their respective communities. The best way to promote a sense of empowerment among youth is through action, and these community projects will not only serve to amplify the self-esteem of the student-leaders but also to promote volunteerism and community pride.

Communities will contribute one meal per student during the camp, transportation home at the end of the week, accident insurance, Romanian counselors for six days, materials, support for the students’ community projects after the camp has finished.

Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.

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