|Hard at work, making things tasty|
The Gender and Development Committee traditionally do a fundraiser during the trainings, at least the long trainings. They usual do something like pasta dinner or a used-clothing sale and bring in 5,000-10,000 Vatu, or the equivalent of $500-$1000USD. They aren’t huge but then again the projects they’ve been doing haven’t been huge. This time is different. The last few years have been focused on Camp GLOW/BILD, the leadership development camp we went to last May, but now they are trying to re-focus on more gender based issues such as the Gender Based Violence toolkit they’ve put together. I’m testing it on Pentecost in the next few months, I’ll let you know how it goes.
|They were arguing over the towel.|
|Head Chef Mat and a chunk of meat|
We cleaned up and cleared out of the house we were partying in by 10 and went back to the hotel where we discovered that vodka can also be drunk out of a “shell.” In some ways it is easier than a shot glass, really. Maybe I’m just getting too good at drinking things from shells.
It was a fun night and the fundraiser made four times what they were aiming for. Hopefully this means the next year’s worth of camp GLOW/BILD will be fully funded and that we can laminate a few sets of pictures for the Gender Based Violence toolkits.
|Dessert! Chocolate pudding with whip cream and chocolate pieces.
I ate mine with a fork.
|The committee hosts, after the hosting|