Teresian Association Youth Ministry - Luzon and IT-Youth - Manila launched an event titled “See YOU!” last November 5 in Victoria Diez Center for Cultural Formation and Development.
With the theme “Seeing More of YOU: A Journey of Self-Discovery”, the program aims to promote and delve deeper into understanding the self through a talk and variety of activities.
“See YOU!” denotes two of the team’s goals: the anticipation to meet these youth and the motivation that will allow them to see more of their beautiful selves.
Ms. Reillne Ambion officially kickstarted the event by showing her deep gratitude for the participants and naming the facilitators that the participants may be familiarize with them.
Audio and visual presentations introducing Teresian Association and IT-Youth Manila were also played expounding their knowledge of the organization’s history, values, mission, and journey.
Divided into two major parts, the program first elaborated the theme through the guest TA member speaker Ms. Mayette Bugaoan.
Ms. Mayette currently works as a Guidance Counselor in Saint Pedro Poveda College who specializes in Psychology and Mass Communication. She discussed “people-centered psychology” in relation to self-discovery. She explained that people’s choices and values are a collective consciousness of those significant to them. “Who you are now is already made up of your experiences,” she said.
In the second part, the participants were divided into groups of three, giving them 15 minutes for each of these stations; Station 1: The mask, Station 2: A Portrait of Myself, Station 3: Kokology.
All these proved to be educating and enjoyable for the participants during the plenary sharing where they shared their insights and experiences throughout the activity.
These youth groups were comprised of students from Esteban Abada High School, Araullo High School, and Arellano High School invited by the TAYM – Luzon team.
The organizers hoped that “See You!” left a lasting message to their participants. The beauty of the “self” comes with complexities. Even if some emotions stand above rationality at times, if you allow yourself to embrace it and comprehend where it’s coming from—that’s where discovery lies.
Kristen Nicole Ranario. IT-Youth-Manila. Philippines