The GROW Magic spread around the country with the help of our awesome team: the Local Project Managers, the Ambassadors and the International Trainers. Let’s meet some of them!

Ioana Carla, GROW Ambassador in Focsani 

The first time I found out about GROW was in a meeting with the other ‘class presidents’ at my school.

The whole experience I had in the GROW Summer Edition, the vibes, the people, the situation and the way this whole thing made me feel helped me decide that I want more of it and maybe bring my personal touch to it.

The family I am part of now, AKA the Focsani GROW Team of Ambassadors, is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I trust everyone and I care about each one of them. I love that as a GROW Ambassador I’ve become more tolerant and open-minded and I think that I haven’t bettered myself as I did help other become their, maybe, best versions.

The biggest challenge I’ve had to face while being an Ambassador was maybe explaining to kids how they should pay for the sessions as many of the possible-participants were kind of scared of banks and banks account, but me and the whole team knew exactly how it should be done and I don’t think there were cases when people couldn’t pay.

I think I became more responsible and it sort of opened my eyes as I saw how kids reacts to foreign people, to foreign ways of living life and many of them were and still are so thankful for the opportunity I also brought to them. I feel more confident in what I can do and I believe in the human race more.

One of the most beautiful words I know (which also happens to be the word of 2018 for me) is serendipity, because GROW was a happy chance to a happy life. Also, fun, as no one at meetings nor sessions had a straight face; everything was serious but fun and liberating because I felt like everyone could express themselves and most importantly, be themselves here.