Latest Stories - BRAVEGIRL CAMP STARTS WITH A BANG!14 Aug, 2023
The annual BraveGirl camp started on Monday, 14 August 2023, on the Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA campus, with 48 girls from around Eswatini participating.
“In total, the program has about 70 people in it, with many of our students and some teachers (facilitators) spending part of their break volunteering in this program,” says Waterford Kamhlaba’s Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) Coordinator, Fanele Chester.
On the first day of the camp, there was visibly massive excitement among the participants, who were girls from around Eswatini.
BraveGirl is a girl empowerment movement based in Mbabane, Eswatini, and a Waterford Kamhlaba initiative. It aims to promote gender equality by hosting an annual five-day residential camp for girls from Eswatini.
Fundamentally, the camp provides these girls with a safe space to discuss issues young women in Eswatini and worldwide are facing away from their communities. It promotes confidence building, personal growth, and team spirit and encourages the participants to take a stand on and promote women's empowerment in their communities. This is achieved through numerous workshops and activities held throughout the week, such as storytelling, mental health education, fashion shows, and karaoke nights.