Dindefelo Summer Camp

From Peace Corps Wiki

Revision as of 18:21, 1 September 2009 by 41.214.57.203 (Talk)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

Dindefelo Summer Camp
Flag of Senegal.svg

Project Type(s):



Community Name: Dindefelo
Region: Kedougou
Country: Senegal
Volunteer(s) Name: Thomas Whitaker
Volunteer(s) Homestate: West_Virginia
Volunteer(s) Home city: Charleston
Counterpart's Name: Ibrahima Kante
Affiliate organization: Association pour le Développement Durable de Kedougou
Funds community contributed: $2461
Percentage community contributed: 28%
Funds needed were: $6033
Funds requested were: $6033
PPCP #: 685-126
Year of project approval: 2009
http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/images/Donatebutton.JPG
Projects started in Senegal 2009 (9).
Dindefelo Summer Camp, Girls' Summer Camp, Health Association Capacity Building, Health Hut Construction, Irrigation Initiative, Latrine Construction, Latrine Construction in Senegal, Seed Storage Facility, Well Construction
Flag of Senegal.svg
Other Projects in Senegal (11).
Dindefelo Summer Camp, Girls' Summer Camp, Health Association Capacity Building, Health Hut Construction, Irrigation Initiative, Latrine Construction, Latrine Construction in Senegal, Seed Storage Facility, Senegalese Girls Bike Tour (Tour des Filles), Sirmang Community Garden Project, Well Construction
State Flag of West Virginia.svgOther Projects by Volunteers from West_Virginia (2).
Dindefelo Summer Camp, Isperih Children's Sports Clubs, Eric Willson
Other PCPP Projects by Volunteers (439).
Don't see your Project, Add yours!


Info about the Dindefelo Summer Camp

Last year, local Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), in cooperation with a local development association, hosted a summer camp for eighteen middle-school students in an eco-tourist village.

The camp goal is to extend valuable life skills such as leadership, communication and entrepreneurship to students who have no venue to learn them. These skills will make the students more attractive hires in a narrow local job market and allow them to play a stronger role in the development of their home communities.

In addition, through working with PCVs, local counterparts will learn skills in camp management and programming. The local development association, made of forward-thinking young professionals, aspires to be completely in charge of the camp within the next five years.

The proposal requests materials necessary for the running of a week long camp and a three-day training for local counterparts. This includes food, tools, writing materials and transportation. The campements of the community are contributing their services at deep discount and all counselors will be unpaid.

This year, the two organizations look to double the scope of the camp and establish it as an annual event. New students will be invited to allow more people access to these skills. Last year’s students will also be invited reinforce and expand upon their experience. More counterparts will be more closely included throughout the entire process.

With US summer camps as a model, campers will take part in team-building, educational and recreational activities and also learn technical skills that they can take home with them. Ultimately, all parties involved will walk away from the week-long camp smarter, more capable and having had a great time.

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Tell Your Friends
Navigation
Peace Corps News
Timelines
Country Information
Groups
Help
About
Toolbox