My fellow PCV and great friend Mackenzie's counterpart Ototo is amazing. Together these two incredible women have been forces for gender during their two year partnership. In addition to the regular life skills they do with youth in schools throughout their community, they have coordinated four youth camps focused on gender and leadership. Two of these were Camp YOLO or Youth Optimizing Leadership Opportunities. Male and female high school students worked with together to become strong leaders for positive change in their schools including creating a student council to help organize their efforts.
Recently, Ototo wrote a piece for our Gender Equality Lesotho committee's annual newsletter. With her permission, I am thrilled to share it as part of this Gender series.
By Ototo Taleng
|Mackenzie and Ototo lead activities at camp.|
|Ototo and Mackenzie's work has included a training program|
and support group for fathers raising motherless
children, this included a heavy focus on
building positive father-daughter relationships.