Girl Power! Camp

Year: 2011
Country: Philippines
Project Investment: $499.79
Project Status: Funded
Sector: Education

Project Launch:

Many young women in Northern Samar lack knowledge about women's rights and reproductive health. There are high rates of teen pregnancy and domestic violence is fairly common. This project will implement a multi-day camp with various activities designed to empower young girls, providing them with opportunities to discuss certain issues, learn new skills, and interact with other youth.

 

Project Update

The camp was a huge success! The girls formed many new friendships and learned a lot about reproductive and maternal health. Over the course of three days, the girls became more comfortable around each other and weren't afraid to ask questions during the workshops.

 

Testimonials
"The results of this camp were amazing. I have been able to see the change in some of the participants first hand; many girls have become students leaders since the camp ended." - Emma, Peace Corps Volunteer

 

"The girl power camp taught me how to accept and appreciate who I am, to be a worthy person and to trust myself with no hesitation, and to be creative and social with others." - Marcia, 14, Project Participant

 

"This camp helped me and taught me a lot of things, such as how to be a better person and the importance of being beautiful inside and out." - Mariel, 13, Project Participant

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