16 Shatila teens, aged 16 to 19 , bonded over the course of two hours of enrichment activities this morning in CYC’s library.
The events brought into view the common issues in their lives and underscored the need for everyone to support each other.
The program was aimed at increasing self-confidence, mutual respect, and camaraderie in a group of youth poised to be among the leaders of their peers.
All of the activities stressed the importance of working together and included choreographing dances, playing trust-building and problem-solving games, and engaging in discussions about their lives over a meal.
The program offered a chance for youth to bond while simultaneously encouraging them to use their full potential as a collective to advocate for their rights and make sure their voices are heard.