Thrive! Fellows tell their stories

Our Thrive! Fellows are at the forefront of our work, read about their experiences working for other young people

"I realized that I could incorporate growth, gratitude, and virtues into my life"

Being a Thrive! Fellow is an amazing experience. I was surrounded by a vibrant and positive team. I enjoyed leading group discussions and managing logistics and operations for other Thrive! Fellows. This opportunity allowed me to grow personally and learn from the rest of the team. During my time as a Thrive! Fellow, I realized that I had more potential than I had imagined. Leading group sessions on growth, being grateful, and virtues made me realize that I could also incorporate this into my life. Now, when I face difficulties, I remind myself of some of the lessons and skills that we taught in the groups.

"I realized that I could incorporate growth, gratitude, and virtues into my life"
Benny Otieno
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Thrive Fellow 2019
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"My time at Shamiri as a Thrive! Fellow remains to be an experience worth recalling"

My time at Shamiri as a Thrive! Fellow remains to be an experience worth recalling. The experience was not only amazing but also enabled me to realize that I could actually use the various topics (Values, virtues, gratitude, study skills, and growth) in real-life situations. This in turn has greatly helped me live inharmony with people, while study skills have helped a lot with my academic sector.

"My time at Shamiri as a Thrive! Fellow remains to be an experience worth recalling"
Denver Walter O.
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Thrive! Fellow 2019
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" I learned to be grateful for the little things in life"

Being a Thrive! Fellow and leading discussions on growth mindset, gratitude, and virtues made me abetter person in so many ways and helped me to deal with challenges in a better way than I used to before. I realized that incorporating a growth mindset could change a current situation of failure into success also it helped me develop in so many aspects of my life. That goes for virtues too. I learned that incorporating virtues such as kindness, hard working, and humility among others is essential in our day to day lives.

" I learned to be grateful for the little things in life"
Faith
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Thrive! Fellow 2019
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"I greatly enjoyed my relationship the Shamiri Team and other Thrive! Fellows"

I greatly enjoyed my relationship the Shamiri Team and other Thrive! Fellows. They created a conducive environment where everyone felt accommodated and I felt that I could express myself without any fear. This was a rare valuable experience where I felt that I could say anything and be myself.

"I greatly enjoyed my relationship the Shamiri Team and other Thrive! Fellows"
Frank
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Thrive! Fellow 2019
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