Matthews April 2009

Name: Satin Matthews
Post: Takon
Contact: 96 47 58 67
Pickup Location: Cotonou
Brief Project Description: Camp GLOW annually has been providing empowerment opportunities to young Beninese girls for many years. During Camp GLOW, these young girls are eager to learn about hygiene, developing good studying practices, and building self esteem in the face of adversity. Camp GLOW not only wants to make sure all girls are gaining the most from the program, but are also healthy enough to share their experiences back home, learn from them, and practice new behaviors. The promotion of equal opportunity for girls to become successful while staying healthy is priority to Camp GLOW’s ideals. Malaria is the primary cause of death and illness in Benin. During the camp, the rainy season will have begun, and we would like to provide each girl with malaria education, a mosquito net to use during the program, and to take home with them to promote malaria prevention. To maintain sustainability in malaria prevention after Camp GLOW, they will learn about the dangers of malaria and how to prevent the spread of the disease. At this time, mosquito nets are not easily accessible and the free nets that are to be distributed are for pregnant women and children under 5. Currently nets are being sold at reduced prices at PSI. With the GAD Small Project contribution, and local contributions from organizations such as PSI, we will be able to provide all of our Camp Glow girls and young tutors with mosquito nets. It is our goal that all girls will be able to leave Camp GLOW with valuable tools to help them take charge of their lives and their health.

Dates of Project: June 21 to 28, 2009
Number of People Involved: 50 Camp Glow girls; 10 Camp Glow tutors (women); 15 Peace Corps Volunteers

Item Number Cost
Mosquito Nets 65 750 CFA (each) = 48.750
Transport of Nets 1.250
Total Cost 50.000

Amount Requested: 50,000 CFA

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