Can Youth provide adolescents environment to learn, grow, foster relationships at summer retreat

Dimapur: Can Youth revolves around ensuring quality life for every child, adolescent, and youth from underprivileged backgrounds

BY | Monday, 31 July, 2023

Can Youth, a non-profit organization founded by Jenpu Rongmei in memory of his younger brother, who tragically lost his life to drugs, organized an inspiring Adolescent Summer Retreat under the theme “Voyage, Learning & Growth” at Green Park, Dimapur, on 29 July 2023. The retreat aimed to provide a nurturing environment for young minds to learn, grow, and foster relationships, Mary Konyak, Project Coordinator, Can Youth stated in a press release.

At the morning session, Can Youth’s Founder and Chief Functionary, Jenpu Rongmei, addressed the attendees, highlighting the formation and objectives of the Adolescent Club in various parts of Dimapur and Chumoukedima during the Covid-19 pandemic. He emphasized that adolescents are the hope of today and the future, encouraging them to embrace fun, respect, and discipline while living by their values.

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Kegwayhun Tep, President of Naga Students’ Federation, served as the Special Guest and motivated the Adolescent Club members to take care of their health, including physical, mental, and spiritual aspects. He stressed the significance of mental health and urged the adolescents to share their problems with close friends and family, fostering a space for learning, sharing, and growing together.

In the second session, Resource Persons Imnajungla, EAC, and Imojungla Longkumer shed light on good governance and community empowerment on water and sanitation, respectively. Imnajungla explained the importance of inclusive decisions for the welfare of citizens, while Imojungla highlighted the interrelation between water, sanitation, and society’s impact. She encouraged adolescents to practice good habits regarding water and sanitation.

The summer retreat featured a one-act play competition, with Pearl Adolescents Club from Namgalong colony emerging as the winner for the topic “Good Governance and Bad Governance.” Ganeshnagar Adolescents Club won the competition for the topic “Empowering Community on Water and Sanitation.”

The program’s closing session included words of acknowledgement by Kh Katini, Project Coordinator, followed by thanks and appreciation to the attendees. The inauguration session of the summer retreat was graced by officials from various students’ unions, Adolescents Support Group, NEISSR interns, and Can Youth’s Board Members and Legal Advisors.

Through such meaningful initiatives, Can Youth aims to create a world of hope, opportunities, love, and respect for every child, adolescent, and youth from underprivileged backgrounds, nurturing their potential through education, leadership, skill-building, and health programs. The organization remains committed to promoting justice, integrity, equality, participation, and trust in all its endeavours.

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