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Ukraine | Let Girls Learn | Camp TOBE

Valdez, M
volunteer from Arizona
in Ukraine
Boys pose with a football in a field by the mountains.

Boys from all over Ukraine will come together to learn about gender-related issues, for example HIV/AIDS, domestic violence and sexual health. As the boys learn about these topics they will develop life skills such as empathy, positive communication, and develop a strong sense of self. Finally, topics regarding mental and physical health will be covered. These life skills will be incredibly valuable for these boys to learn as they become young leaders and act as mentors to younger youths within their community.

Boys who attend the camp will gain a better awareness of gender-related issues and how their certain behavior can negatively impact others without them noticing. This awareness will allow these boys to be more empathetic towards issues faced by their female peers.

After the camp, these young men will use the skills they gained during the camp to bring back the lessons to their own community. This will ensure that information is retained, increase the youths self-confidence, and spread the knowledge learned from the camp.

The age range is between 14-17. The young men chosen to attend are selected per their leadership potential. Camp TOBE will be in Ukrainian to ensure that young men from all around Ukraine can benefit from our lessons in their native language.

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

Your contribution increases the impact of Mr. Valdez, his fellow Peace Corps Volunteers, and their communities; and makes a brighter future possible for young women in Ukraine.

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