Girls Summer Camp

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Girls Summer Camp
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Country: Burkina_Faso
Volunteer(s) Name: K Schneider
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Oregon
Funds community contributed: $3, 185.00
Percentage community contributed: 31%
Funds needed were: $4, 536.00
Funds requested were: $7, 246.00
PPCP #: 686-080
Year of project approval: 2004
Projects started in Burkina_Faso 2004 (2).
Girls Summer Camp, Solar lighting for school
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Other Projects in Burkina_Faso (11).
Community Literacy, Equipment for Health Education, Girls Summer Camp, Midwife Training for Healthy Babies, Nursery and Reforestation Initiative, Pibaore Solar Panel Project, Primary School Grounds Improvement, Solar lighting for school, Youth Camps - To and Gambo, Youth Summer Camps
State Flag of Oregon.svgOther Projects by Volunteers from Oregon (13).
Asmadel Women and Youth Social and Legal Support Center, Justin Brady, Brasov County, Emergency Management Workshop, Kent Coe, Community Classroom, Community Sanitation Project, EcoClub Manual, Enhancing English Through Technology, Heidi Geller, Gender Development Trainings, Girls Summer Camp, Julia Harvey, Terry Hayden, Laura Holt, Stephen Kafoury … further results
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Info about the Girls Summer Camp

Que Serons-Nous Demain or Where will we be tomorrow is a girls camp designed to encourage girls in 8th and 9th grade, from small villages, to continue their education. Female illiteracy rates in Burkina Faso are some of the highest in the world. These camps are designed to encourage these young women to continue their education, expose them to educational and professional opportunities available after they finish schoo,l and to help them develop self-esteem and decision making abilities which will positively impact their lives. Peace Corps, in conjunction with the Ministry of Secondary Education, is organizing 9 camps throughout Burkina Faso. They will also organize a pre-training camp to help prepare Burkinabe counter-parts in structuring their camps and in teaching the participants. While there is flexibility within the camp structure each camp will teach Life Skills (decision-making, self-esteem, communication, sexual health) and Professional Skills (letter writing,public speaking, action planning). The Ministry of Secondary Education and the local communities will provide lodging for the participants, meeting rooms and some materials. They are asking Partnership assistance with covering costs associated with transportation, food, lodging for speakers, and other materials needed for the camps. Project #686-080

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