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Cameroon | Let Girls Learn | Camp Courage

Castor, R.
volunteer from Georgia
in Cameroon
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All across Cameroon and especially in the Adamawa Region, girls drop out of high school at a much higher rate than their male counterparts. Their obstacles include early marriage, lack of financial support from their families, cultural restrictions, lack of professional female role models, and undesired pregnancy. This girls camp has been created to motivate, encourage, and instill life skills in these girls to help them overcome these hurdles. Our purpose is to empower girls at risk of dropping out by providing them with practical education they can implement to brighten their futures at school and at home. We will be focusing on sexual and reproductive education, healthy relationships, career and educational development, and gender and HIV topics that are pertinent but not talked about often enough amongst young girls in these rural communities.

Three volunteers in the Adamawa Region of Cameroon are organizing a 5 day girls camp in July 2017 for the members of their girls clubs at their respective posts. Twenty girls are expected to attend, in addition to members of the community who will shed light on their professional pursuits and journeys to success. The camp will cover a curriculum that emphasizes leadership training so that the selected girls will have the capacity to disseminate their knowledge to others in their communities. Camp attendance will develop a base of well-formed leaders and role models who will serve as mentors for their female peers, crucial for future success in and out of the classroom.

This project has been designed to expand access to education for girls in Cameroon as part of the Let Girls Learn Program. Learn more at letgirlslearn.peacecorps.gov.

Your contribution increases the impact of Ms. Castor, her fellow Peace Corps Volunteers, and their communities; and makes a brighter future possible for young women in Cameroon.

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