Friday, 8 February 2013
It's been almost two months since we wrapped up camp, sent the girls back to their families, and began to reflect on the week. The Christmas and New Years Holidays found most of the volunteers with their Peace Corps families, however a few lucky ones were able to make the trip back to the states to see their real families. Our co-counselor and campers enjoyed the break from school and are now getting ready to begin the first term of the new year; Ugandan schools follow the calendar year rather than the school year the United States uses.
With the beginning of a new year and 160 more girls educated and empowered, we are looking forward to seeing GLOWing ideas and projects being shared in the villages where we serve all across the country. Maybe some us us will eat pita with our girls while others make friendship bracelets. Perhaps we'll see an increase in school attendance due to better menstruation management with RUMPS or more assertive communication. Very likely we will witness the start of a GLOW club set up to share the skills and information learned with the campers' friends and sisters. I know that we're all looking forward to seeing the changes firsthand.
Once again, thank you so so so much for your support for this project. Without it these girls would not have had the chance to attend such an amazing week, be exposed to so many new ideas and meet so many new people. Your contribution is invaluable.