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Kyrgyz Republic | Let Girls Learn | Issyk Kul Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Grant

Esquivel, R.
volunteer from Illinois
in Kyrgyz Republic
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Serving as secondary education volunteers in Issyk Kul has given us the opportunity to form relationships with our Kyrgyz community's youth and gain insight to their extracurricular curiosities, as well as what topics aren't typically covered in schools. Concerning Issyk Kul's teenage girls, our aim is to develop their leadership and life skills and encourage proactive behavior through topics such as peer pressure, healthy habits, self-esteem, and diversity. A Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) camp will help strengthen and encourage communication and support between the youth and community members across the oblast.

The camp will take place over 6 days and reach 30 girls aged 14-17 years from the Issyk Kul region. The camp will be facilitated by local leaders: four peer leaders who participated as campers in last year's GLOW camp will have Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) available to support them in their lesson planning; two peer leaders from last year will be chosen as camp counselors; and three counterparts and PCVs will select girls from their respective villages and facilitate lessons. Our GLOW camp will not only give CPs, Counselors, and Peer Leaders an opportunity in camp facilitation, it will also train students to become trainers, so they may conduct camp-related sessions within their own communities.

There will be 3 phases to this year's Issyk Kul GLOW camp: 1) Training of Trainers (ToT) - 2 day training for 3 counterparts, 2 camp counselors, and 4 peer leaders 2) 6-day camp 3) Evaluation Day - participant presentations

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

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

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