Friday, March 19, 2010

International Women's Day!

I feel backed up in terms of blog entries, especially since I feel like a lot has been going on in my life ever since my last blog entry.

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!

Jon and his homologue/counterpart watching the theatre presentations.

The girls during the theatre presentations.

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!

Traditional Lobi dancing with the balafons. I love the sound it makes!

1 comment:

MeganElizabeth said...

Post a pic of you in your t-shirt! :)