The YESS Girls are here!!!

The YESS Girls are here!!!

Yoohoo the YESS Girls are here again , and this time we plan to get to know them much bteer thatn the last set. We have Natasha from Zambia, Mwaka from Tanzania and Avotra (say Aft) from Madagascar! Welcome ladies!

What’s YESS you ask? It’s the “Young Leaders Exchange South to South Programme”! Clear as mud ha…

Well the business speak follows below. I just know this means we have girls to help during meetings for at least 6 months woop woop 🙂

This is an exchange programme,  from WAGGGS,

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in partnership with FK Norway, whereby three girls from our Organisation will be sent to Tanzania, Kenya and Zambia for a period of six months. During the same period, we will be hosting three girls from Tanzania, Madagascar and Zambia. During their time in the host country, our girls will be introduced to life in another culture and will be given an opportunity to work alongside the Girl Guides in that country. The girls will specifically be involved in community projects in their host country. This is an incredible opportunity to learn as well as share best practices between our Young Leaders. Our girls will be exposed to other Guiding units and have the opportunity to bring personal strengths and experiences to the host country. Learning never ends and, as a result of this exchange, we look forward to the new skills and knowledge our Organisation’s participants will return home with.

In total, the participants will have to be available for nine months:

  • One month for the preparation phase. The part 1 Preparatory course at the National Centre from 14-18 December 2015. The participants will then travel to Kampala, Uganda for the part 2 preparatory workshop and Youth Camp from 4–13 January 2016 facilitated by FK Norway.

  • Six months living in the host country (one girl in Tanzania one in Kenya and one in Zambia) from mid January to mid July 2016.

  • Two months of follow-up activities, as set out by FK Norway, in August and September 2016.

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