As part of a new initiative, STEP-UP, City Harvest Community Service Association (CHCSA) has reached out beyond the walls of the church to engage the youth-at-risk in our society.
CHCSA conducted personal development and graffiti creation workshops for students at Mayflower Secondary School.
Held over a period of two months, the sessions offered topics like Knowing Yourself, Redefining Success, Communication and Building Relationships.
In the Knowing Yourself workshop, the students were asked to fill up a questionnaire on personality types. The objective of this personality test was to help the students understand themselves better and appreciate the diversity of gifts that each of them possesses.
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The students were also inspired by the session on Redefining Success in which they were taught that academic accomplishment is only one of the many achievable successes in life. They were taught the importance of never giving up and were encouraged by stories of accomplished people like Thomas Edison.
To end off the series of workshops, the students were given a hands-on session on how to create beautiful graffiti. Their works were displayed on the classroom walls to showcase their talent.
The young participants have certainly learnt that success can be measured in different ways other than societal norms.