Peace Corps USA: Let Girls Learn Training in Koupéla

April 4-6, 2017, a team from the United States Peace Corps office in Ouagadougou organized a 3-day training in Koupéla on girls’ education and gender issues for nineteen (19) participants, including ten Peace Corps volunteers and nine of their community counterparts coming from 10 different villages.  Since 2015, the Peace Corps USA has taken its work on girls’ education and gender to another level through the Let Girls Learn (LGL) Initiative. This LGL training, which will target a total of 102 people, began with the group in Koupéla and will continue through April and include Koudougou, Banfora, and Leo.  Through this training, the Peace Corps is equipping both American volunteers and their Burkinabe collaborators to address problems arising from gender stereotypes, promote girls’ education, and implement youth clubs and camps.  Training Peace Corps Volunteers and their Burkinabe counterparts is one of the major activities used to work hand in hand with communities and empower local leaders to tackle local challenges.