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{{Project
|project=Bicol Region Camp GLOW
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|project=Bicycle Repair Class
 
|projecttype=PCPP
 
|projecttype=PCPP
|site=Baguio City
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|country=Mauritania
|country=Philippines
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|firstname=S
|firstname=B.
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|lastname=Tracy
|lastname=Cashman
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|state=Minnesota
|state=Vermont
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|communityfunds=$522
|projectnumber=492-199
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|communitypercentage=24%
|projectyear=2004
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|requestedfunds=$1567
|map=yes
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|neededfunds=$855
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|projectnumber=682-116
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|projectyear=2009
 
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The first Camp GLOW was held in the Pilippines in Baguio City in 2001 in response to the community's concern that young women are being bypassed in their communities, schools and families in favor of young men. Following the completion of that camp, which focused on giving underprivileged young women the chance to develop the leadership skills and self-esteem that would help them to become responsible, contributing members of their society, other communities expressed a desire to hold similar camps. In response, the first Annual Bicol Region Camp GLOW was held in 2003, and was attended by 20 Filipina adolescents, 5 adult Filipina teachers, and 5 Peace Corp Volunteers The 2nd Annual Bicol Region Camp GLOW, scheduled for April 18-24, 2004, will again focus on helping young Filipina women develop leadership skills and self-esteem. Participants will include 30 Filipina adolescents, 10 adult Filipina teachers, and 10 Peace Corps Volunteers. This year's camp will also include not only young women and teachers from the public school system, but also young women from social welfare homes and their social workers. Partnership funds are needed to assist with expenses for participants' meals, supplies for planned activities, administrative costs such as computer rental & photocopying, and travel to the camp. The community has donated the facilities for the camp and is providing the guest speaker.
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The transportation economy in a city in Mauritania is woefully underdeveloped. Bicycles in particular are not appreciated nearly to their potential, in part because there is a very limited understanding of repair techniques. The great majority of bikes in the city, for example, have no brakes. After discussing this problem with the administration at a nearby trade school, the local Peace Corps volunteer aims to begin teaching a bike repair class at the school in October.
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The class will run through June of 2010, and will serve 10 students. Graduates will move on to either enhance capacities at the metalworking shops where rudimentary bike repairs are presently accomplished, or set up new workshops of their own. The local trade school is a well-established and popular campus, and the volunteer will work closely with school administrators to both assemble candidates for the class and follow up on its outcomes.
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The class will be taught in French, with trade school staff providing translation services. The volunteer, who has more than a decade’s experience working with bicycles, as mechanic, messenger and bike shop manager, and author of three books on bike repair, will develop the curriculum for the class.
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Competent bicycle repair requires specific tools not commonly available in Mauritania, and Park Tool of St. Paul, MN has made available a generous discount for purposes of this class. The budget reflects the costs of three sets of tools – one to remain with the school, and the others to be presented to class graduates.
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Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.

Revision as of 14:23, 9 May 2009


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The transportation economy in a city in Mauritania is woefully underdeveloped. Bicycles in particular are not appreciated nearly to their potential, in part because there is a very limited understanding of repair techniques. The great majority of bikes in the city, for example, have no brakes. After discussing this problem with the administration at a nearby trade school, the local Peace Corps volunteer aims to begin teaching a bike repair class at the school in October.

The class will run through June of 2010, and will serve 10 students. Graduates will move on to either enhance capacities at the metalworking shops where rudimentary bike repairs are presently accomplished, or set up new workshops of their own. The local trade school is a well-established and popular campus, and the volunteer will work closely with school administrators to both assemble candidates for the class and follow up on its outcomes.

The class will be taught in French, with trade school staff providing translation services. The volunteer, who has more than a decade’s experience working with bicycles, as mechanic, messenger and bike shop manager, and author of three books on bike repair, will develop the curriculum for the class.

Competent bicycle repair requires specific tools not commonly available in Mauritania, and Park Tool of St. Paul, MN has made available a generous discount for purposes of this class. The budget reflects the costs of three sets of tools – one to remain with the school, and the others to be presented to class graduates.

Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.