Funded Projects

RPCV-NJ raises funds to support current Peace Corps Volunteers from New Jersey with Peace Corps Partnership projects, as well as selected projects around New Jersey.

2018 Funded Projects:

MAY 2018

Girls Ecological Camp in Georgia
NJ PCV Dana Wise
Funded: $500.00
The goal of this project is to provide access to outdoor education to girls ages 14-19 from the Adjara region at an overnight environmental camp at a National Park in Georgia. By the end of the camp, 16 teenage girls will learn new skills related to first aid, photography, fishing, boat safety, leadership and team work. The community has contributed significantly in the form of providing a conference room with projector and laptop, sleeping bags and fishing lessons, free of charge. Youth have expressed a desire to feel more connected to nature and girls are often uninvolved in outdoor activities such a boat skills and camping outdoors. Learning these new skills will increase the capacity and confidence of these young women.

 

FEBRUARY 2018
Youth Leadership Summit for Boys Reaching Out (BRO) Project in Swaziland

Peace Corps Volunteer Sara Butter of Short Hills, New Jersey. Sara is currently serving as a Community Health Volunteer.

Funded: $700.00

The Youth Leadership Summit is a four night youth summit with the mission of developing young male leaders in Swaziland by providing them with the tools to develop leadership skills in areas such as facilitation, effective communication, and role modelling, and confidence to conduct respectful relationships. The goal is that the alumni of the summit will become role models in their communities. During the summit, Peace Corps Volunteers will support counselors, who will facilitate sessions and lead discussions on GBV, Gender Equality, and HIV, as well as facilitation and public speaking. Throughout the week, guest speakers from different organizations will be invited to speak about challenges they face through workshops on male identity, planning for the future and being positive role models in the lives around them in the face of an HIV epidemic.

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