I just got back from a week as camp counselor.Â The camp was5days and there were around 35 boy participants.Â Most had recieved a middle school education before quiting school to learn a trade (such as car mecanic, carpenter, etc).
The camp teaches skills such as working together in a group, good communication, preventing child traficing and other skills. Plus there is time for fun.Â I taught a session on rape and sexual harassment.
The boys also had to wear a pregnancy apron at times and strapa larger tuber to their back as if it were a baby.Â This gavethem empathy for the first time for women’s work.Â Men here are in the habit of considering women’s work easy and that women are just lazy.
It was a very good camp and it was good to see the boys considering some new things and reflecting on things they had always just taken for granted.