In celebration of International Women’s Day, 28 of this year’s scholarship recipients gathered in Dassa for a two-day workshop. Program coordinator Lynsey McGarry (PST 25) and GenEq coordinator Mark Huelsenbeck (PST 24) organized and led the event.
With their volunteer mentors, girls learned about goal setting and health issues, talked with a career panel and grew together as a team. Each participant in the program, co-sponsored by Peace Corps and Angelique Kidjo’s Batonga Foundation, is expected to complete a small project in the community by the end of the school year. During the weekend, volunteers and girls developed plans for sexual health education programs, computer trainings and malaria education programs.