Camp GLOW – Health Day

8 Aug

Health and Environment Day were split over two days due to field trips and weather (camp during rainy season!). We actually got pretty lucky that every outdoor activity was dry. Health Day included talks on HIV, female health, a condom demonstration, they made reusable menstrual pads, and oral hygiene (that Global Grins for the donated toothbrushes!).

We also went on a field trip to Missions of Charity, an off-shoot of Mother Teresa’s work in Calcutta. They don’t usually allow visitors so it was great experience for the girls. They house mentally and physically disabled people as well as abandoned children. This was the first experience in volunteering for many of the girls and very intense. In our debrief session later that day, many commented on how they did not even know these people existed in their communities (mental illness is a big stigma here), and that they want to volunteer in the future. We sang songs and just basically hung out and cheered up the residents.

Drs. Liz and Alicia explaining female health and taking questions

Drs. Liz and Alicia explaining female health and taking questions

a lot of penile models... that was fun to obtain for supplies

a lot of penile models… that was fun to obtain for supplies

Condom demonstration

Condom demonstration

this expression just about sums it up

this expression just about sums it up

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Global Grins donated 100 toothbrushes to the cause - that was a fun package to receive!

Global Grins donated 100 toothbrushes to the cause – that was a fun package to receive!

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The girls made RUMPs (Reusable Menstrual Pads) to take home

The girls made RUMPs (Reusable Menstrual Pads) to take home

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One Response to “Camp GLOW – Health Day”

  1. joyce dowd August 8, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    great pictures Sarah and it seems the girls had a real learning experience!!!

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