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Summer 2009 will mark the fourth annual Azerbaijani Boys’ Leadership Experience (A.B.L.E.) Camp. This camp is a unique way to show promising Azerbaijani boys, ages 14-17, how to recognize their abilities and roles in community development. It takes place over six days in August and consists of forty-eight campers from across Azerbaijan, sixteen Peace Corps Azerbaijan volunteers, seven Azerbaijani camp alumni who will serve as junior counselors, and eight Azerbaijani counselors. The high counselor to camper ratio ensures a fun and safe environment while we encourage the campers to also direct themselves by assigning small group leaders.
  
Under the leadership of the resident-driven community group "Initiative Plus", a Ukranian town is requesting assistance to provide training designed to educate the community about the importance of environmental cleanliness, to assist in the restoration of areas harmfully impacted by waste and lack of attention, and to provide support for the community-built construction of two playgrounds on the greened areas.
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The primary objective of the camp is to show the campers how they can make a positive difference in the communities from which they come. We guide them in a process of defining community, identifying needs and assets, and leading initiatives that benefit their communities such as park cleanup campaigns or new, educational opportunities for students. We also emphasize teamwork, motivation, and respect for others. The campers learn lessons in a variety of ways, and our interactive way of teaching ensures that the young men will retain what they have learned. The boys also review these lessons in small groups so the counselors can observe if they understand the concepts. What we teach in our lessons is also reinforced in activities such as: morning exercise, American football, and the “I can” campfire.
It would be need enough to request funds for environmental education in an area where tap water must be boiled and trash litters the ground. It would also be need enough to request funds for the construction of the playgrounds, since there are relatively few play spaces for young children. However, one of the key components of this project, in addition to environmental education and creating safe spaces for children, is working to build the long-term capacity of this community to use participatory techniques for community problem-solving. In all facets of the project, community leaders will be trained and educated to mobilize their neighborhoods including using “kitchen table” conversations, broader community planning meetings, and a large community education forum.
 
Residents will be engaged in both the design and delivery of workshops as well as participating in them. Eight workshops will be held to educate the community in the skills needed for this project including community organizing, governance, project management, and environmental cleanliness and restoration. The community will design and disseminate flyers and brochures about environmental education, create educational story boards that will be erected in the greened spaces, meet with local leaders to generate support for the project, engage and work with an architect on project designs and oversight to ensure the space and equipment are constructed safetly.
 
This project will also further enhance the sponsoring organization's capacity to lead and manage projects, convene partners in efforts that promote participatory and socially-inclusive community engagement in the future, and engage in transparent financial management and governance/oversight practices.
 
  
Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.
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The experience, of course, does not stop when the camp ends. Upon the conclusion of camp, the boys are inspired to go out and use their abilities for the greater good of their communities. Counselors and volunteers guide the campers in their own development projects long after the camp is over. Those of us who are fortunate enough to take part in this project, Americans and Azerbaijanis alike, are proud to carry on the tradition started by Peace Corps volunteers and their counterparts before us. The smiles and newfound confidence in the campers are well worth all the efforts that go into making A.B.L.E. Camp possible.
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These efforts, on behalf of the Peace Corps volunteers and Azerbaijani counselors, are entirely voluntary. Contributions to A.B.L.E. Camp are greatly appreciated and go towards paying for the campsite, rooms, meals, transportation, and other costs.

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Summer 2009 will mark the fourth annual Azerbaijani Boys’ Leadership Experience (A.B.L.E.) Camp. This camp is a unique way to show promising Azerbaijani boys, ages 14-17, how to recognize their abilities and roles in community development. It takes place over six days in August and consists of forty-eight campers from across Azerbaijan, sixteen Peace Corps Azerbaijan volunteers, seven Azerbaijani camp alumni who will serve as junior counselors, and eight Azerbaijani counselors. The high counselor to camper ratio ensures a fun and safe environment while we encourage the campers to also direct themselves by assigning small group leaders.

The primary objective of the camp is to show the campers how they can make a positive difference in the communities from which they come. We guide them in a process of defining community, identifying needs and assets, and leading initiatives that benefit their communities such as park cleanup campaigns or new, educational opportunities for students. We also emphasize teamwork, motivation, and respect for others. The campers learn lessons in a variety of ways, and our interactive way of teaching ensures that the young men will retain what they have learned. The boys also review these lessons in small groups so the counselors can observe if they understand the concepts. What we teach in our lessons is also reinforced in activities such as: morning exercise, American football, and the “I can” campfire.

The experience, of course, does not stop when the camp ends. Upon the conclusion of camp, the boys are inspired to go out and use their abilities for the greater good of their communities. Counselors and volunteers guide the campers in their own development projects long after the camp is over. Those of us who are fortunate enough to take part in this project, Americans and Azerbaijanis alike, are proud to carry on the tradition started by Peace Corps volunteers and their counterparts before us. The smiles and newfound confidence in the campers are well worth all the efforts that go into making A.B.L.E. Camp possible.

These efforts, on behalf of the Peace Corps volunteers and Azerbaijani counselors, are entirely voluntary. Contributions to A.B.L.E. Camp are greatly appreciated and go towards paying for the campsite, rooms, meals, transportation, and other costs.