Join us to celebrate Sizanani...not only the success of Camp Sizanani and the more than 8,000 youth it has empowered, but also the spirit of sizanani, which in Zulu means, "to help one another." A Night for Sizanani is an opportunity to show our support for reaching across borders, across ethnic and religious lines, and joining hands with our global community. We're looking forward to seeing you there!
December school holidays in South Africa means another session of camp!
Join us for our fall fundraiser!
Camp is in session again!
Come and chat with three of our vochellis, Koketso, Mandisa, and Sharon!
Please join Global Camps Africa (GCA) at our annual gala at the Newseum on May 7th, where we are bringing the heart of Camp Sizanani to you! Purchase tickets at the bottom of this page or at www.globalcampsafrica.org/gala.
Attending camp and experiencing the energy from the smiling, singing, and dancing firsthand is life changing. From the first moment the campers step off the bus the air fills with anticipation and possibility. Led by vibrant and caring vochellis (camp counselors), by the end of the week everyone feels a sense of transformation and growth.
We are thrilled that at this year’s gala we will welcome several vochellis to describe their firsthand experience at Camp Sizanani, to meet attendees, and for us to celebrate them for all that they do. You won’t want to miss this chance to see them in action and learn more about the incredible impact they make on the children and youth GCA serves.
During the festivities there will also be a silent and live auction, open bar, and the opportunity to learn more about the history of the fascinating country of South Africa.
Your purchase of a ticket or sponsorship package to "Spreading the News" will go directly toward supporting the South African youth attending our programs. Please join us to help give these young people the chance to experience uninhibited joy as well as skills and confidence that last a lifetime.
FEBRUARY 25TH, 3PM - 5PM
CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE
1779 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20036-2103
FREE TO ATTEND!
TO RSVP, PLEASE EMAIL JORDAN@GLOBALCAMPSAFRICA.ORG OR COMPLETE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE
Join Global Camps Africa as we lead a discussion with international health and development experts about combining innovation and best health practices to empower young people.
Global Camps Africa (GCA) brings an innovative approach to solving some of the world’s largest development issues such as combating the AIDS epidemic, developing children’s life skills in the face of poverty and adversity, and empowering girls in patriarchal cultures. GCA uses the lessons of summer camp to take a stand against these incredible challenges, as well as promotes fun activities to teach youth powerful skills and confidence that remain with them for a lifetime. Combining the best practices of camp and global health, GCA has uniquely positioned itself to allow youth that participate in our program to reach their full potential.
On February 25th, GCA will convene an expert panel on “Innovative Approaches to International Development” to bring attention to our use of camp as a model, including a discussion about the larger global health implications, with a particular focus on girls’ empowerment. Our President and Founder Philip Lilienthal will lead the conversation, using the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) guidance on targeting the right place, with the right thing at the right time.
Showcasing the results of our own 5-year evaluation study, one that highlights the positive short-term impacts seven days of camp can have on the life of a child, we hope to have a meaningful discussion about what those results mean and the long-term impact innovative programs can have.
Our Panel of Experts Include:
- Philip Lilienthal, GCA President and Founder;
- Natika Washington, Director of Global Programs in the State Department's Office of Global Women's Issues;
- Mark Vander Vort, Senior Vice President, Programs at Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB); and
- Dr. Gwynn Powell, Associate Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management at Clemson University.