Missing the sea, sun, ice cream and holiday fun? Soon… 😉 But first, while summer dreaming, let’s see how was GROW Winter 2k17


  • We “conquered” new territories, so we are proud to say that for this edition we had a record number of 17 cities: Arad, Alba Iulia, Bacău, Brașov, Bucharest, Călărași, Craiova, Cluj-Napoca, Gura Humorului, Oradea, Iași, Pitești, Reghin, Suceava, Tîrgu Mureș, Timișoara and Toplița.


  • The big Winter GROWzaveala featured 1886 students from 107 high schools, who attended fun and practical personal development workshops.
  • The multicultural aroma was given by the 39 young trainers who came from countries like Poland, Pakistan, Brazil, Afghanistan, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, China, Nigeria, Algeria, Taiwan and also Romania.
  • An enthusiastic team of 15 Local Project Managers, together with the national coordination team, made sure the magic is happening by the book.
  • 215 of ambassador students promoted our happy-nonformal project and the GROWzav community.


  • In total, 1886 hours were more colorful, joyful and meaningful thanks to the GROW workshops.
  • The participants explored their values, learnt to communicate better, to give feedback, to have a healthy lifestyle, they practiced English and became more self-confident.
  • The youngsters applied the knowledge they acquired through a Step Up project, named Community Challenges: they organised over 80 activities and events, with a positive impact in the local communities, for more than 3500 people.

  • They carried out eco & environmental activities, promoted the healthy lifestyle among their colleagues, organised charity events and fundraised for socially disadvantaged persons, implemented artistic initiatives, organised art exhibitions, concerts, parties and encouraged people to be more active.

PS: The applications for GROW Summer 2k17 start on the 1st of April! And no, it’s not a joke 😛