While getting ready for another GROW edition and preparing the sessions, we wondered how are the former trainers doing. So we asked them to write down a message for you, the teenagers who participated in this project, in order to remember the beautiful moments spent together with them.

GROW changed my life; I’m no longer the person I was before summer started. GROW was a fascinating part of my summer which helped me develop into the person I am now, a global citizen capable of changing the world!! It was really fascinating spending my summer with people from all around the world, people whom I now call family. I miss the sessions, they were so much fun to deliver, I grew with every session.

My GROW teenagers were amazing, we had many laughs at the sessions, they were very smart, lovable and definitely fun to be around and they are very inspiring too. If there is one piece of advice I can give them, is this: Never give up on your dreams! I made a family through GROW, a family that made my smile bigger and laugh louder.

Love always,

Nardeen Fawzy, proud GROW Trainer