The GROW Magic spreads 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! 

Diana-Maria, GROW Ambassador in Slobozia

I found out about GROW from school. My teacher told me about this project last spring, when the first GROW edition in Slobozia was about to start. I applied and I participated at the summer sessions. 

I became an ambassador by applying and then I successfully passed the interview. At first, I had no serious reason or purpose, to be honest. After the first meetings with the ambassadors team I realized I enjoy being part of this project. Also, during the first winter sessions I found out I was meant to do this and that made me want to get involved in more other volunteering programs.

I love the fact that I’m working in a great team with determined people. I also love being with the trainers and the participants at the sessions, that makes me feel responsible and it makes me enjoy working with people more and more. And last but not least, I love that GROW made me step out of my comfort zone.

The biggest challenge I had to face was to feel comfortable with myself when I had to appear in a lot of photos and videos. My self-esteem used to be very low before that, but I realized I should feel good about my look since nobody else has it and I know that my actions and my actions make me truly beautiful, not my body.

The people I met through this project really shocked me in a lot of good ways. I saw different visions and opinions about certain parts of life and surprisingly, all of them belong to wonderful people with positive thoughts about everything.

If I could sum up my experience with this project in 3 words, those would be BEAUTIFUL WORTH CHALLENGE.