“Thank you for inspiring me to be comfortable in my own skin” said one of my beneficiaries on the final day of our camp.
Oh dear, little did you know that I was the one who got inspired by each one of you kids instead.
A lot of us – me included, came to the camp, with a mindset that we’ll be ‘teaching’ these amazing kids ways to polish their skills. However, eventually, it turned out to be the other way around – from teaching us about patience to helping us in instilling empathy within ourselves and also to be more aware of the reality. Their stories have brought meaning to us all and I really hope that the beneficiaries know about the impact that they have left on us facilitators too.
Not to forget, the people whom I worked with. They are honestly, god-sent and I’m grateful to have met each one of these amazing souls. Frankly speaking, I’ve never been exposed to such an optimistic environment that constantly pushes me to give out my best, to step out of my comfort zone, and just you know, be crazy for once. They are literally a box full of energy and enthusiasm. There’re no words that could describe the positivity that they give out and they’ve motivated me to radiate the same energy as well.
In essence, TKM creates a safe environment for each one of us to be vulnerable, fearless, curious, comfortable in our own skin, and to discover every bit of potentials that we have within ourselves- whether we realize it or not. It is indeed an expensive experience that could never be traded with anything else in this world. Now, would I relive the moment? YES, yes I would – without a doubt.
Thank you TKM!Camilla Shafiee (PKMC25 Facilitator)