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"They trust you enough to share their stories with you." (Luqman, Impart Community volunteer)

Updated: Jun 20, 2022

"Our first CGF programme was at CRC (Community Rehab Center) last year.

I’m not someone who talks a lot, so the first session started off a little awkward because we didn't know the youths beforehand.

Luqman with a youth!

During the break, however, one of them came up to me and shared his struggles with me.

We had just met, so I was really surprised to see how he opened up. It showed me just how much we all desire to connect and it made me a bit more conscious of the fact that every individual has their own story to tell. We have our own joys and struggles, and we all experience highs and lows.

I'm not sure if this makes sense, but just having those interactions and listening to what they share.... It makes you feel like you're part of their life in some way. They trust you enough to share their stories with you and invite you into their highs and lows.

It's made more intentional in interactions with the youths at CGF. The time we have with one another - it's something precious and special."


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