We just finish West GLOW!! West GLOW was a week-long regional girls’ empowerment camp that we had in Fort Portal at Saint Maria Gorreti Girls’ Secondary School. I was one of the co-directors for the camp and overall it was a huge success!
We had 54 girls from all over western Ugandan come together and participate in various activities. The girls learned a lot about healthy living (HIV/AIDS, Malaria, nutrition and water sanitation), life skills (decision making, goal setting, assertiveness, etc.), various teamwork activities and skills (e.g. critical thinking) and arts and crafts that they can turn in to IGA’s (tie dying shirts, making purses, making friendship bracelets, making pita bread and making reusable menstrual pads). They also learned many new games (e.g. ultimate Frisbee) and they had many competitions and challenges (scavenger hunt, water balloon toss, etc.). We also had evening activities for them. They watched two movies they had never seen before, had a campfire and learned to roast marshmallows, and had a talent show.