Friday, September 25, 2015

Durame Leadership Camp

After arriving back in Ethiopia from Uganda, we jumped right in to planning, organizing, and running our big summer project: Durame Leadership Camp. 

We spent two weeks teaching students about leadership, life skills, and volunteering, all in English. We taught a range of topics from goal setting to managing stress to how to start a community service project. In the beginning the students didn't know what to expect or why they should learn about leadership, but it didn't take them long to realize that these solid life skills would help them in nearly every aspect of their lives. They also really enjoyed crafting and practicing English.

We wanted camp to be informative and to give our students skills that would help them in school, within their families/communities, and in life, but we also wanted them to have fun! So we did arts and crafts projects, played games, and had a glider tournament.

making friendship bracelets
glider tournament
fun with gliders
making a leadership quote poster to take home
leadership quotes
Overall, camp was a great success! It was fun to work with some of our best students and see how much they grew and gained confidence in just two weeks. We had a really great group of kids and I'm so proud of the work we accomplished together.

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