Happy 1st day of Summer! Here are some examples of the fun and empowering camps that our Volunteers are organizing around the world for girls and youth of all ages this Summer. 

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Camp GLOW Camp BUILD Action Brings Change Camp ABC Camp Boys of Uganda In Leadership Development Azerbaijani Boys’ Leadership Experience ABLE Camp Azerbaijan Uganda Botswana Ukraine Peru Guyana youth education gender equality gender issues business skills language environment China eco leadership Peace Corps Partnership Program Peace Corps Peace Corps Volunteers Swaziland Africa 1st day of Summer Summer camp

The Children’s Garden is an essential project as it will provide children with the opportunity to learn about nutrition while encouraging them to grow their own crops of which they can take home to their families.

Many children and adults currently do not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables within the village. Therefore, a significant portion of the population tends to be undernourished due to the lack of diversity and essential nutrients in their diets.

Peace Corps Community Development Volunteer Christina Alexander

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San Dancers from Botswana on the Peace Corps World Stage at Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2011
The San are a people native to the Kalihari Desert of southern Africa whose territory covers parts of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, and Angola. Alternately referred to as “Bushmen”, Kung, Sho, Barwa, or Khwe, the San were traditionally nomadic foragers who lived in small bands. In recent decades, the roughly 100,000 remaining San people have transitioned from hunter-gatherers to settled farmers. 
The traditional dances of the San have been performed by the San/Basarwa/Bushmen people in southern Africa for tens of thousands of years, and are used in social, religious, and healing contexts.  

San Dancers from Botswana on the Peace Corps World Stage at Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2011

The San are a people native to the Kalihari Desert of southern Africa whose territory covers parts of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, and Angola. Alternately referred to as “Bushmen”, Kung, Sho, Barwa, or Khwe, the San were traditionally nomadic foragers who lived in small bands. In recent decades, the roughly 100,000 remaining San people have transitioned from hunter-gatherers to settled farmers.

The traditional dances of the San have been performed by the San/Basarwa/Bushmen people in southern Africa for tens of thousands of years, and are used in social, religious, and healing contexts.  

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