Girls Leadership Camp

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Girls Leadership Camp
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Community Name: Benin
Country: Benin
Volunteer(s) Name: J Bryant
Volunteer(s) Homestate: California
Funds community contributed: 2, 096.00
Year of project approval: 2004
Projects started in Benin 2004 (3).
Girl's Leadership Camp, Girls Leadership Camp, Revitalizing Agricultural - Animal Husbandry Training Center
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Other Projects in Benin (21).
Abomey Secondary School Renovation and Addition, Ballin' in Benin, Construction of Food Processing Center, Craft Workshop for Women's Local Language Literacy School, Girl's Leadership Camp, Girls Leadership Camp, Girls' Internships, Gouka Well Construction, Library Book Project, Library and Computer Center, Literacy Initiative, Malanville Sports Center, Program for the Eradication of Informality Among Artisans, Rent the Books, Revitalizing Agricultural - Animal Husbandry Training Center … further results
State Flag of California.svgOther Projects by Volunteers from California (57).
Thaine H. Allison, Jr., An Improved School for the Entire Community, Bob Arias, Audio-Visual and Duplicating Resources for Bobur School, Erica Barajas, Mark Barajas, Thomas Barakatt, Basketball Court, Beaders' Community Workshop, Jeff Blyth, Build Your Dreams: Youth Entrepreneur Project, Build a Library, Build a Future, Joe Busch, Camp GLOW, Candlelight Memorial … further results
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Info about the Girls Leadership Camp

In Benin there is a strong need to identify young female leaders and have them serve as role models in their respective communities. Young girls are faced with grueling household responsibilities, oppressive social expectations, and lack of encouragment and respect in their culture. However, in Benin many recognize that these social norms are detrimental to progress and the hope for future generations. Peace Corps has been requested to assist a local NGO to organize the first camp for "Girls Leading our World" (GLOW) in Benin.Objectives of these camps are to encourage young women to become active citizens by building their self-esteem and confidence, increasing their awareness and helping develop skills in goal setting, assertiveness, career and life planning. Through activities the participants will build confidence and increase communication and problem solving skills. Girls chosen to attend camps will be from all three ethnic groups, and will come from throughout the Borgou region. There will be 48 campers the first summer, with local volunteers serving as counsellors and teachers and Peace Corps Volunteers providing support and guidance. The staff who will implement the project are members of "Maman Modeles" and EASPED. Women chaperones will be chosen from each village.

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