Saturday night was Folktale Night at GYV-an evening program that helps participants improve their leadership, communication and teamwork skills. On their second night at  our international summer camp, participants take just 45 minutes to rehearse an international folktale and present it to their peers in creative costumes.  What fun! During this session, we enjoyed folktales from Hungary, Korea, Ghana and Russia!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AcoI_y9Nac

All participants at Global Youth Village have the opportunity to take 2 workshops during each session. Everyone takes  our hallmark dialogue and peace building workshop and participants also choose a second workshop of their choice: an arts/theater workshop, or, in 2012, a workshop focusing on public health. Our public health workshop grew out of another Legacy program: the North Africa Community Health Initiative.

Our peace building instructor Rain Warren and participant Sid Byers  reflect on their second day of workshops in the following video. (On Day 1, participants talked about the importance of names…the meanings of their own names and how their characters/personalities/identities may have been affected by their names).

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWFp_SNNw7I

The days at GYV are always very full. Tonight was Global Issues Night at the Village-discussions on topics around the theme of Public Health: HIV/AIDS Education, Diet/Food Awareness (presented by our vegan master chef Ron), and a session on Capacitar  and other post-trauma healing techniques.  Here are a few photos from Monday, July 9th!