With the help of your generous donation for Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Leadership Academy 2019, the team of young volunteers touched the lives of 65 girls from 23 different communities from all over Bulgaria!
Now, getting closer to the end of the year, we have actively started working on the 2020 edition of GLOW Leadership Academy. This is going to be a very special year for the GLOW team and for all the GLOW supporters as we will be celebrating 20 years anniversary of changing the lives of Bulgaria girls!
The staff team of the Academy has just been selected among the best participants from previous years and has already started its first training tasks focused on techniques for successful teamwork. The staff members, girls 16 to 18 years old from 13 different towns and villages around Bulgaria, will be responsible for leading group activities for next year’s campers as well as supporting the overall organization of the Academy.
Stay tuned as we have prepared a lot of surprises for all our supporters to celebrate together the 20th anniversary of Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Leadership Academy!
Less than two weeks from Leadership Academy GLOW 2019 the team is getting all the final details ready. Excited to meet the new participants our 25 peer trainers are working on their topic presentations and the logistics of the training.
What have they planned? A lot of interactive activities, sessions, and workshops to introduce the 65 teenage participants to leadership, teamwork, communication, goal setting, and self-esteem, as well as important social elements as sustainable living, community work, and voluntarism. Special guests will inform the young Bulgarian girls on a large scale of educational opportunities they can profit from and guide how to do it.
March is a month dedicated to women and the volunteer trainers in GLOW Leadership Academy spend it spreading the GLOW spirit around Bulgaria. The 16 teenage girls organized discussions all over the country for their female peers to show them the support and the motivation needed to go further in their education as well as in their dreams.
At the same time, the GLOW alumni had the chance to apply for the mentorship program organized by GLOW Leadership Academy. The program is a 6-month venture with pairs more experienced GLOW alumnae with a younger such, aiming at inspiring, supporting and empowering the girls, who have already gone through our summer program successfully, by creating a unique schedule, tailored towards the mentor's and mentee's needs.
With only six months left to GLOW Leadership Academy 2019, the preparation of the camp is at full speed.
Our team of peer trainers has already started working on planning the activities to be included and the updates in the program. At the beginning of February, the young trainers will take part in a teambuilding seminar specially planned for them by our senior alumni. During the seminar, they will learn more about how to moderate a discussion, manage their time, plan a session. Special focus will be placed on improving their emotional intelligence in order to be better team leaders and provide the support the future campers will need.
In January will launch the application process for GLOWise - our annual mentoring program for Bulgarian teenage girls. If you are interested in becoming a GLOW mentor of an adolescent girl, follow our social media channels for more details on the initiative.
With the help of your generous donation for Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Leadership Academy 2018, 60 girls from 27 different communities from all over Bulgaria have completed their life-changing experience! With the support of the 21 peer trainers they worked on improving their self-esteem and leadership skills in a variety of interactive sessions and simulations.
"GLOW was hands down the best experience in my life. I've never felt more accepted, happy and at home amongst people I've just met. And that means a lot coming from a person with social anxiety like me. I'll be forever grateful to the academy for helping me overcome my fears, for giving me the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in so many different spheres of life and for creating this super positive girl love atmosphere we all need more in our lives.", shares Hristina Aleksieva, participants in GLOW Leadership Academy 2018
Finilized the 2018 edition of the Academy, we have already started working on the preparation of GLOW Leadership Academy 2019. The staff team of the Academy, has just been selected among the best participants from previous years, and is about to start its first training tasks focused on techniques for successful teamwork. The staff members, girls 16 to 18 years old from 11 different towns and cities around Bulgaria, will be responsible for leading group activities for next year’s campers as well supporting the overall organization of the Academy.
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