The pandemic has brought with it moments of isolation and restrictions. Whilst being necessary to contain the infection, they have severely affected everyone’s daily lives. In Ecuador, young people felt the lack of being able to gather together and the possibility of sharing experiences with their peers.
That’s why we organised activities whenever possible that encouraged them to get together and rediscover their role and potential within their communities.
My dream is to study. I liked all the workshops, here I have learned how to take care of the ecosystem, to relate better to others, I learned to express myself better, I learned that there are new opportunities.
It was a pleasure for us to have this opportunity, it was something new. Games and activities to share with friends from the community. I know that we young people have talents but because we’re shy we don’t show them, but thanks to these moments I learned to let go of my embarrassment and express myself in public…
By rediscovering and practising the golden rule “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you”, the young people also rediscovered a sense of reciprocity, typical of AMU interventions.
When they talk about their future, they always stress their desire to strive to grow and put their talents and skills at the service of others:
I like learning new things and sharing what I have learned with others. I would like to study so as to become a good professional and help others. What I have learned most in the group is how to work as a team, to stick together and to learning to share.