Peace Corps group hosts GLOW/BILD camp in Vanuatu

The Peace Corps Gender and Development Committee hosted its annual Camp Girls Leading Our World/Boys in Leadership Development (GLOW/BILD) at the Ebenezer School in South Santo.

The camp focused on training pairs of Peace Corps Volunteers and counterparts along with local community members in a variety of activities that they can take back to their respective villages and replicate for the youths in their communities.

Camp GLOW/BILD consists of a jam-packed, week-long schedule that starts with leadership and life skills and slowly transitions to adolescent reproductive health and sexual rights and responsibilities.

The Gender and Development Committee (GAD) created a manual with a variety of activities and awareness in Bislama that can be adjusted by the camp members to fit their community audience.

Camp members left Ebenezer with hands on experience in running many of these activities, especially on Friday when a “Smol Kamp” was hosted, where Ebenezer children and youth came for the day so that camp members got the opportunity to practice what they had been learning all week.

The Camp GLOW/BILD programme is to help girls and boys develop self-esteem and leadership skills.

Photo supplied Caption: GLOW/BILD participants


Tensly Sumbe