Thursday, October 02, 2014

This will be my last year of being a teenager
Oh wait,  should i say ay last month? or last few weeks?
Anyways, whatever it is I am still a teen at this moment.

Being a teen sometimes makes us feel difficult but when we realized being teen is actually full of fun and happiness. It is where you enjoy life, where you can still hangout more with your barkada, chitchat with friends at a coffee or tea shop and getting allowances from your parents.

But.. We need to accept the fact that we are growing old.
Being a teen is not forever.

That's why we need to prepare ourselves for the next chapter of our life.
We need to enhance and build our self-esteem.

That is the reason why there is a #TEENWEEKPH

#TeenWeekPH was created to provide teens with positive reinforcement and faculties that will encourage them to aim high, pushing them to be future-ready, and the best teens they can possibly be. Based on research conducted before and after #TeenWeekPH 2013, which reached a total of four million teens, the program truly improved the participants’ personal care and hygiene habits, converting up to 58% of non-users to users of personal care products, and increasing usage frequency of current users by up to five times.

Last September 26, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center Hall 2 in SM Aura, Unilever kicked-off #TeenWeekPH 2014. Geared towards educating and motivating teens on the importance of self-esteem, confidence, friendships and hygiene habits, #TeenWeek Year 1 was launched in 2013. Since then, the team behind it has gone a long way, crafting the biggest teen event of the year, made for teens and by teens! 

Manolo Pedrosa (Ex-PBB Housemate) welcomed the teens with his
 opening song number, All of Me by John Legend. 

The Biggest Teen Event was hosted by Nicole Anderson and Slater Young.

“#TeenWeekPH was created to empower Filipino teens to be ready for the future by teaching them the value of personal care and hygiene to their overall confidence,” Gina Lorenzana, Vice President of Personal Care for Unilever said. “This year, we wanted it to be even bigger, expanding our reach to seven million teens across the country.”

After Ms. Gina Lorenzana's talk, Yeng constantino makes the crowd wild with her performance number.
Singing a mash-up of  eraserheads and her famous songs.

After Yeng Constantino's perfomance, It's now turn for Elmo Magalona to serenade the teens.

Key youth leaders and teen influencers were also in attendance during the launch to help inspire teens. Some of them include Elmo Magalona, James and Phil Younghusband, Kryz Uy, Laureen Uy, Tricia Gosingtian, Nicole Andersson, Patricia Prieto, Verniece Enciso, along with the 2014 winners of Binibining Pilipinas, Ms. Tourism, Parul Shah, Ms. International, Bianca Guidotti, Ms. Supranational, Yvethe Santiago, Ms. Intercontinental, Kris Janson, and Ms. Universe, MJ Lastimosa.  PBB Stars, Axel Torres, Vikki Rushton, Fourth and Fifth Pagotan, Manolo Pedrosa, and Marie Stellar also took part in the day’s exciting activities!

“Because we wanted to truly make the campaign for teens and by teens, this year’s topics were developed with the help of the teens through a crowd sourcing activity done on the #TeenWeekPH Facebook page,” shared Mar Corazo, #TeenWeekPH Council President. “Through this, we gave teens the opportunity to have a say and choose what activities they would like to happen in this year’s #TeenWeekPH.”

To start off the week, 
#MoveUpMonday will focus on the different physical and emotional changes that adolescence brings, and ultimately get teens to declare why they are proud Pinoy Teens.

 #TransformTuesday touches on beauty and self-esteem.

#WorkItWednesday is dedicated to showing teens how to build confidence and hone their talents so that they can use it for their future, 

while #ThinkBigThursday will be on pursuing 
their passions, dreaming big and chasing their dreams.

 Lastly, #FutureFriday will be about forging lasting friendships and building relationships, proving that the bonds developed during the teenage years can last a lifetime. 

Further developing the reach and impact of #TeenWeekPH, educational modules, co-created in 2013 with DepEd consultants and Teen Experts, will be deployed to each of the participating schools and will also include a five-episode series that tackles different teen topics. These videos will be shown in schools, along with a simultaneous airing on Myx from September 29-October 3, thereby reaching more teens all over the Philippines.

To culminate this exciting week for teens, on #FutureFriday, #TeenWeekPH is also creating the biggest virtual hangout in the country, allowing students from different high schools to interact with their teen idols and role models.  

In partnership with the Department of Education, Unilever headed this campaign with their leading brands Pond’s, Cream Silk and Rexona, along with the participation of their brands such as Clear, Close Up, and Master.

For more information, check out TeenWeekPH.com

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