Secretary of State says she is happy with the work that American department of Peace Corps are doing in shaping the future of the girls in the country.
She was speaking on Sunday August 5 2012 at Lilongwe Girls Secondary School in the capital at a girls gathering called Camp GLOW (Girls Lead Our World) an initiative by American Peace Corps Volunteers that helps girls develop leadership skills, learn about women issues and build self-esteem and self-confidence in order for them to become active citizens in the society.
At Camp GLOW, girls are introduced to locally based role models who have made it in life. The models talk about many things including how gals can set different careers and how they can plan for their future.
Secretary of State commended the efforts by the Peace Corps volunteers saying it is helping mode girls for the future and become good citizens. ‘It was as a result of such camps that helped me to be where I am today’, said Clinton; adding that role models had encouraged her to have self-confidence which resulted into her being an active citizen.
She said she was happy that the biggest role model was her mother.
Anne Nkhata who spoke on behalf of the camping girls said the gals admire her job and she was one of the girls’ role model.
Camp GLOW (Girls Lead Our World) was originally started in Romania in 1995 by American Peace Corps Volunteers and local teachers to help develop leadership skills, learn about women issues and build self-esteem in participants.
In Malawi, the camp was introduced in 2003 and since then more than 400 young Malawian girls have attended.
This year the camp had over 60 secondary school girls with focus on the issues facing young Malawian women in three areas: professional success, focusing in career and education amongst others.