Camp GLOW – Gender Day

7 Aug

The first day of camp threw the girls right in to some heavy subjects. Talking about gender equality, social conceptions and rights, and even screening a bit of the Half the Sky documentary set the tone for the week.

The girls made dream boxes and life goal timelines; they talked about Ethiopia and women across the world. Later in the week when they got to know each other, we had them do “affirmation capes,” a, the game where you go around with a paper on your back and people write nice things. Supportive women, and supportive men (thanks guys!) were great for the girls motivation to bring these topics back to their communities.

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Supportive girls

Supportive girls

Dream boxes - yup, that's Obama

Dream boxes – yup, that’s Obama

Ride that Pony energizer

Ride that Pony energizer

Personal timelines and goal setting

Personal timelines and goal setting

Affirmation capes

Affirmation capes

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