International Women's Day (March 8th) is one of the biggest celebrations here in Burkina Faso and fits perfectly with my sector (Girls' Education and Empowerment). I decided to spend it at Jon's and he did the multiple-day event that encompassed girls playing soccer against each other (a sport that you only see boys playing), theatre presentations on the importance of enrolling girls in school, etc. Very interesting and I was so proud of Jon for all the effort he put into making the event a success. It's motivating me to do something similar at my site next year! On the actual International Women's Day, they had a big celebration in the city centre that involved speeches for the village authorities and traditional Lobi dancing. Sweet!
The march of women wearing the fabric specifically made for International Women's Day this year. I bought some of that fabric and now have a tee shirt made!