Enrique Gil on Teen Week 2015

When Enrique Gil started his showbiz career, he was hesitant at first to dance because he was scared. “In my whole life, I never knew I could do it because I was afraid but I later realized that when you break down your walls, it could bring out the best in you,” he shares. “It could also boost your self confidence.” He recalls that after a performance, when the audience loved his dance routine, it made him feel confident to do it even more often. “Believing in yourself helps in breaking down your walls.”

Enrique Gil talks about himself in # TEENWEEK PH

Now on its third year, #TeenWeekPH is part of Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan, which aims to power up future-ready teens by giving them the confidence to shape their future. Launched in 2013, #TeenWeekPH was created to empower teens to be the best they can be through workshops that focused on good personal hygiene and personal development, both of which lead to confidence.

In the last two years, #TeenWeekPH successfully improved the personal care and hygiene habits of teens. In fact, 60 percent who joined the program started taking better care of themselves by using personal care products. And those who were already using products started using the products more regularly, as part of their hygiene routine. Beyond improving the hygiene habits of teens, #TeenweekPH is proven to give a positive impact on the outlook of teens. Results from the survey conducted after #TeenweekPH show that the teens have become more confident and have clearer ambitions through the program.

Students’ intent on pursuing higher education increased by 18 percent after their participation in #TeenweekPH. Students also said that they now think they have clearer dreams and ambitions because #TeenweekPH made them believe in themselves. Lastly, after #TeenweekPH, 28% more teens now believe that they are ready for the future.

Because of its contribution to the welfare of Filipino teens, the program has been recognized by national and international award winning bodies such as the Anvil Awards, Tambuli Awards and the Asian Marketing Effectiveness and Strategy Awards (AMES) in Singapore.

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