Beamlak A. TeenzTalk Peer Leader
1. What are you passionate about?
2. What have you learned from challenges or disappointments?
3. How do you relieve stress?
4. What is happiness?
1.) PASSION: Beamlak's passion is volunteering in community services, especially involving the youth. He feels a deep fulfillment in teaching underprivileged children. Through a summer program this year, he taught science, engaged in social activities, & provided educational material to the underprivileged students of Addis Ababa. By the end of the program, he experienced a strong family connection with the group. A video clip of the enthusiastic class is included at the end.
2.) GROWTH: Beamlak performed very poorly on an exam, which brought down his school ranking significantly. This setback fueled him to study more diligently & prepare through a variety of learning activities. Since then, he has worked hard to hold the top rank every semester. "The idea of this story is making change to our disappointment & being the best we can be. [Then] we can overcome any obstacle in our life."
3.) STRESS RELIEVERS:
- paint or draw
- depict various elements of your society
- read interesting books - get lost in the life of the characters
- observe nature
- walk outside
4.) HAPPINESS: Beamlak describes happiness as self-fulfillment & the idea that, "you can achieve success through hard work & motivation". He also emphasizes that happiness in Ethiopia is a gathering of the whole village, "enjoying each other's company".