We have almost reached our fundraising goal for Camp GLOW 2018! In a final effort to encourage donations, this year’s co-directors Maura and Kate share a few of the many reasons why donating to camp is worthwhile. All money raised … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Donate to Camp GLOW: A Message from the Co-directors
In January I had the pleasure of taking two intelligent young women from my community to Camp GLOW (Girls Leading our World) 2017. As my experience with all the gender camps, it was an absolute honor watching them grow over … Continue reading A Reflection of Camp GLOW 2017
This is a guest post by Polly Wiltz, a Camp CHACA 2016 counselor. Upon arriving to my site a year and a half ago, my first plan of action was to form a volleyball team to help integrate myself into … Continue reading From a Chavallo to a Caballero: How CHACA Created Agents of Change
Taboo topics such as sexual diversity, sexuality, gender inequality, HIV/AIDs, and domestic violence are rarely discussed in my community. There are not many forums where these … Continue reading Gender Equality through Shared Words and Photos
To get the group you work with thinking about the traditional roles and occupations for men and women, try a role play! In the activity Aprendemos Ser Hombres y Mujeressmall groups choose one person to be a woman and one person to be a man, and then dress them up using papelógrafo and other recycled materials.
The camp itself was a huge success and a fun opportunity for the girls, Volunteers and Nicaraguan organizations that participated. Motivated girls were given a chance to work with volunteers in their community to do a follow-up project. There were 22 girls who ended up taking part in a project, which is huge considering that there were just over 60 campers! We thought we’d talk a bit about what each girl did, as it’s an accomplishment worth recognizing. Continue reading “Camp GLOW Follow-Up Projects!”
Service-Learning and Volunteerism may have become common fare for high school-ers, college students, and adults in the United States, but bringing these ideas and practices into our work in Nicaragua can be a powerful way to empower adult or youth groups in site. A service activity can bring together a group of teachers, or health workers, or members of a specific neighborhood—depending on community needs and your connections.