Posts tagged Botswana
Posts tagged Botswana
Women’s History Month Fact
Peace Corps Volunteers in Romania created the first Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) in 1995. Designed to help empower young women, Camp GLOW is now being held at 60 posts worldwide.
Botswana is known for its basket weaving, ostrich egg shell jewelery, and hopefully soon, its sculpture. This was created at the Thapong Visual Arts Centre in the capital city, Gaborone. - Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Alexis Kanter
Check out this lovely photoblog about one RPCV’s experience in Botswana.
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.
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
Peace Corps/Botswana Volunteers meet with First Lady Michelle Obama at the U.S. Embassy on June 25, 2011
Safe travel to all the participants who came so far to share their cultures with us at the 2011 Smithsonian Folkife Festival! It was an honor to work with all of them over the last two weeks.
(Source: Flickr / peacecorps)
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 Ghanzi, Botswana, represent Peace Corps at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival