Friday, 9 December 2011

Day 5 (morning): gender equality plays out on the field.

In line with today’s theme of Building Uganda, the campers from BUILD walked over to the girl’s camp, Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) to practice their teamwork and leadership skills while playing kickball, tug-of-war, sack races, and an obstacle course in mixed boy/girl camper teams. GLOW campers were ready and excited to welcome the BUILD boy’s to their camp. Group chants and songs were exchanged and many teams even created new team names. The GLOW Crocodiles and BUILD Enjojos (elephants) became the Crocajojos for the day. One GLOW camper group presented the BUILD boy’s with friendship bracelets. So cute! The Peace Corps country director and United States Ambassador were on hand to observe and even participate in the games. All of the campers were on their best behavior and they relished in the chance to work as team with members of the opposite sex, celebrating gender equality. After the games came to an end, campers from both Camp BUILD and Camp GLOW presented official camp shirts to both the Peace Corps country director and the U.S. Ambassador.

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