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Palala Clubs CurriculumTechnology has advanced, and we were able to secure a PDF version of the curriculum that we could share for free! If you are interested in starting a girls club or already have a girls club but are seeking resources that have been tested and found successful, download our curriculum and share widely.

This curriculum was created over 3 years of Peace Corps service by Peace Corps volunteers in collaboration with local South African women and girls. The curriculum has been used to teach over 400 girls (and countless more that we haven’t been able to track) and was well received by the village communities.

It teaches valuable life lessons on issues that women and young girls often face in a rural African village. The lessons are in story form and provide questions for thought after each lesson. These questions help create a dialogue among the girls so they can apply the stories they’ve heard to their own lives and assess how they would respond to various adverse issues such as peer pressure, rape, alcoholism, and unplanned pregnancy.

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Although this program is now 5 years old, it still maintains a strong presence among the Peace Corps community in Southern Africa. Knowing this, we have taken the time to update the curriculum to include more photos and additional stories. Specifically, there is a page with a note from the author requesting that volunteers who have started programs that were motivated by the Palala Club model should reach out to her with their own stories and photos. We want this program to continue for years to come, which means we want to hear what you’ve done with it to make it unique or improve it.

Additionally, if you are interested in purchasing this new version of the book or previewing the pages, please visit our ordering site for more details.

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