Sun Live: The people project

Sun Live, 14 Jun 2019

Amie Marchant, and mentors Lynette and Dave Gillies take time out to catch up.

Three years ago Amie Marchant wouldn’t say ‘boo’ to a mouse. Now she is performing in school productions, giving speeches to hundreds of people and travelling overseas by herself.

The Otumoetai College student is one of the many young people in Tauranga who have taken part in national mentoring programme Project K.

“Before Project K I was one to keep to myself, and I never really spoke up. My teachers would get pissed off with me because I was so quiet.”

“Throughout Project K, I didn’t really see a change in myself, but looking back at it my confidence level has gone up so much,” says Amie.

Project K mentor Lynette Gillies worked alongside Amie for almost a year.

She noticed a drastic increase in Amie’s confidence levels as Project K progressed.

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