Camp G2LOW 2012—Burkina Faso
During the months of July and August, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) and Burkinabè worked exceptionally hard on bringing Camp G2LOW 2012 to life. After about 9 months of planning, organizing, collaborating, misunderstandings, and then finding a common ground again, Camp G2LOW finally arrived with all of its good, bad, and beauty!
After the accomplishments of last year’s camps in Kaya and Boromo, Burkina expanded this year to hosting four camps in the following regional capitols: Fada, Léo, Dédougou, and Kaya. Each camp invited 60 boys and 60 girls from their surrounding regions to participate in a weeklong camp. Fada, Dédougou, and Kaya’s camps were done in one week with both the boys and girls together, while Léo welcomed the boys and girls separately in the span of two weeks. The students were selected from 6eme and 5eme classes (6th and 7th grade) and chosen based on academic performance and positive behavior.