“I was able to learn and understand some things that other people my age are unaware of… I truly feel very blessed and lucky …”

The first post-pandemic Up2Me project started in August 2022 with a very enthusiastic group of 15 teens of age 12 to 14 years. Some of them had experienced an Up2Me project as children when they were around 10 years old and had happy memories of all they had learned. They were very excited to go deeper and share their reality of relationships and challenges.

The group met around once a month for 9 months. The final session was held during the summer vacation (May 2023)  and the teens made a detailed and deep presentation to their parents about what they had learned, through a poem, skits, and games.

One teen wrote: “I was able to learn and understand some things that other people, my age are unaware of… I truly feel very blessed and lucky … I thank the wonderful adults who accompanied us.”.

Another said: “This program has really had a great influence in our lives… we learnt a lot and at the same time had great fun”.