Previous info at this site
includes an explanation
of the goals of this week-long camp for girls
13 to 18.
The venue was a guest ranch
which has been wonderfully developed as an oasis in the middle of nowhere.
The host couple were beyond generous in accommodating
our group, and the girls had a terrific experience.
The pics show some of the many activities,
but don't express the core of the intent which is sharing information
meaningful ways to enable the girls to develop their self esteem and
clarify their values so future decisions
in their lives will emanate
from an informed base of what is ultimately best for them. Information
HIV/Aids was presented in several sessions.
Each PC volunteer
selected a woman or two from her or his village to be "counselors".
They were trained by
activities at camp so
the language would be in Setswana for the campers. There were
for each of these counselors, so these village groups of girls are
now sharing things they learned
with other youth in their
villages. Some are doing presentations in schools, churches, youth
with individuals. Hopefully the impact will ripple far and
Click on the photos below for
enlargements and more explanation.