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Mongolia | Let Girls Learn | Let Youth Lead Camp (LYL Camp)

Vang, M.
volunteer from Wisconsin
in Mongolia
Group Photo

Mongolia is different from other PC countries because girls are generally more educated than boys. If girls do not marry immediately after high school, then they will continue to pursue a higher education, while boys stop after high school, if they don't drop out prior, to become herders or laborers. Despite the gap between education levels, there are still gender equality issues at home and in the workplace. Let Youth Lead (LYL) Camp aims to inspire and support both genders and teach the young adults how they can be more effective leaders by working together. LYL Camp will teach life skills (communication, decision-making, cooperation/teamwork, goal-setting, time management and creative thinking), empower young adults to lead, problem solve, plan, and implement small projects and events within the community. LYL Camp has two components. First, twenty students will participate in a seven-day summer camp where life skills and hands-on activities will be developed and practiced. Second, students from LYL Camp will have the opportunity to apply and hone these life skills in a Leadership Club during the 2017-2018 school year. The leadership club will provide students a safe, structured environment to address any issues or concerns within the community, in addition to planning and organizing various projects and events. LYL Camp will open doors to a variety of potential student leaders. We hope that LYL Camp helps students realize their potential, while creating authentic youth leaders. LYL Camp and the leadership club that follows will serve as a stepping stone to creating the future leaders of Mongolia.

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

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

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Give to Mongolia | Let Girls Learn | Let Youth Lead Camp (LYL Camp)

community contributions
$1,172.55
goal
$2,235.21
$1,357.55
total raised
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