As we approach our ten year independence anniversary, (fifteen years since the project began!) we have been amazed at the number of young people and ex staff who have stayed in touch with us and often contacted us to tell us what they are doing now. We realised that the real impact of our work lies in the stories and recollections that they hold, how they now recognise what their involvement meant to them, and how it has helped to shape their lives and achievements.
Capturing their accounts of their time with Chilypep has been a wonderful boost to all of us trying to keep the organisation afloat in challenging times, reminding us of the true value of our work for the individual young people who engaged with the organisation.
We are often asked “What is the impact of your work?” and this is sometimes hard to evidence, as it’s only years later that we and the young people can see how they have benefited. We hope these stories will show how Chilypep has made a real difference to the lives of the people we have the privilege of working with.
Thank you to all the young people, volunteers and staff who have made this booklet possible, you continue to inspire us to keep going!
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