| Jun 16, 2016
GLOW Leadership Academy 2016 Preparation
Presenting ecology culture in the kindergarden
The final stage of the preparation phase of Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Leadership Academy 2016 successfully started in March 2016 with the opening of the application process for this year's participants.The GLOW trainers conducted presentations in schools all over the country in desire to reach girls of different descents, interests and from different regions of Bulgaria.
Almost 200 girls aged 14 to 18 years old from all parts of the country started the online application process. In the beginning of June after a hard evaluation process 60 girls were selected to take part in GLOW Leadership Academy 2016.
In the same time 7 social campaigns in 6 communities all over Bulgaria were organized by the 2016 GLOW Leadership Academy trainers in order to put in practice what they have learnt during the Academy. The initiatives took place April - June and included:
- awareness raising campaign on the need for support of blind people;
- workshops for successful intergenerational communication;
- ecological campaign on planting new flowers and bushes in a community area;
- interactive presentation on environmental preservation for children in the kindergarten;
- actions to support children without parents;
- initiative to stimulate young girls to love themselves as who they are;
- healthy eating - educational campaign.
The ecological initiative Let's make Plovdiv blossom of GLOW team member Bozhidara Kiryakova, was even included in the official international program of the celebrations of the European Youth Service Day. This is what she shared:
"The campaign was focused on one of the sustainable development goals of the United Nations - Sustainable cities and communities. In order to attract more attention, I submitted the plan of my project on ysa.org . People came on April 22, 2016 and together we made a change in our community of several blocks of flats. There were people from any age - friends of mine, neighbors and workers from the local coffee shop nearby. We planted flowers, removed the grass that was covering the entire area and decorated the green area to make it even more attractive. After a two-hour working process we managed to transform our local green area into a small lovely garden that will blossom throughout the entire summer. I'm glad that even people passing by us while we were working stopped and even asked us about our project and our goals in the end. All of those people left with a smile on their faces and that gives me hope that they will follow our example, making Plovdiv a modern Garden of Eden."
I Love Myself Campaign
Let's make Plovdiv blossom initiative
Intergenerational communication workshop