Post by: Shruthi Shankar
Field Report by: Prakriti Nepal
Following the tremendous success of last year’s LitCamp, LitClub Nepal and Rukmini Foundation is proud to host our second LitCamp from August 18th through 20th, a three day long extravaganza at Shikharapur Community School in Pharping, Nepal. Close to a hundred girls…yes a 100…are expected to participate in the program. The program has many goals, but particularly focusing on helping to build the networking and leadership skills of the LitClub members.
Girls sharing stories with one another in a bonding session in last year’s LitCamp
The camp will also offer the girls an opportunity to share their unique stories and experiences through various mediums, including writing workshops and artistic projects. Each day of LitCamp 2016 focuses on a different initiative- days 1 and 2 will focus on helping the girls boost their reading and writing skills, while the last day will be an art workshop, where the girls will have the opportunity to share their life stories by making life paths and self-reflection boxes.
LitClub Bhaktapur and LitClub Shikarapur share greeting cards with each other during LitClub 2015
Furthermore, LitClub Nepal also hopes to have greater community involvement in LitCamp 2016, and is inviting parents, teachers, and mentors to attend the workshops and hear the girls’ stories. Throughout the event, LitWorld and Rukmini Foundation hope to foster good communication and team-building skills among our students, and allow them to bond with other girls who are similarly interested in reading, learning, and creative expression.
Stay tuned as we bring you another exclusive feature on LitCamp later this month. In the meantime, check out these wonderful pics from last year’s program. We double dog dare you not to smile while looking at those :-).