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GAD Update: Nov 2016

GAD Committee / Peace Corps Nicaragua

After the successes of CHACA and our sister-GLOW camp called Mi Momento, looking forward to Camp GLOW 2017 in January, and the beginnings of other gender related initiatives, we’re certainly not feeling blue; there’s a lot happening in the world of GAD.

A Job Well Done

July 2nd-6th brought Continue reading “GAD Update: Nov 2016”

Instagram: ¡Voy al CHACA!

via @peacecorpsnicaragua: Photo by of these boys who have been chosen to attend camp CHACA, a GAD Nicaragua gender equality camp from July 2-6

Congratulations, Welcome, and an Invitation: GAD Update June 2016

GAD Committee / Nicaragua

With our 2nd Annual Camp CHACA right around the corner, new committee members, and a new opportunity for PCVs to work towards gender equality to share, GAD is feeling quite excited about the upcoming months.

In order to reach our vision of a world where Power, Respect, and Opportunity are no longer Gendered, we need passionate individuals and groups actively working to reduce inequalities, bridge differences, and broaden understandings. We’re proud of the groups of PCVs who are doing just that and want to invite you to further participate in the work of gender and development in your site and beyond: Continue reading “Congratulations, Welcome, and an Invitation: GAD Update June 2016”

Attention Nica PCVs: CHACA 2016 Camper Applications Due May 15th!

GAD Committee / Nicaragua

GAD Nicaragua

Dear Fellow PCVs,


Peace Corps Gender and Development (GAD) Committee will be holding the 2nd Annual Camp CHACA (“De Chaválos a Caballeros”) in the Tisey Reserve, south of Esteli from July 2nd to 6th, 2016 at Eco Posada Tisey. The camp will focus on developing healthy communication skills, the prevention of violence, and leadership.


Applications and permission slips will be due Sunday, May 15th, 2016. All boys ages 14-18 are encouraged to apply.

Download the CHACA 2016 Camper Application here.

Applications need to be scanned/photographed and sent to Liz Hannah, HE 65 (elizhann at  Physical copies of the application will not be accepted; if you are in the office with the physical copy, simply scan it using a Peace Corps scanner, and email. Hold on to the permission slip portion of the application to give to the selected campers for when they travel to the camp

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