Last week five students from my school, my counterpart, and I had the opportunity to participate in Camp GLOW: Girls Leading Our World. There were 10 schools in total that participated, coming from all over Thailand.
Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) was created in 1995 by Peace Corps Volunteers and local teachers in Romania. The purpose of Camp GLOW is to encourage and empower young women “to become active citizens by building their self-esteem and confidence, increasing their self-awareness, and developing their skills in goal setting, assertiveness, and career and life planning.” Since 1995 PCVs in more than 60 countries have established similar camps to promote the empowerment of women around the world. Each country adapts the camp activities and goals in order to meet the particular needs of women in their host country.
Camp GLOW was a great opportunity for the students to gain confidence and share experiences with one another. It was amazing seeing how much the students opened up over the week. Here is a short video of some of the activities and special moments!