Testimony: "Before, we spent time mostly stealing, looking for trouble here and there, among gangs... We are young people. We don't want to die so soon, as have friends of ours who have died. One reflects and thinks that that kind of life is not what we deserve. Before, people would think ill of us, not anymore. They know that we are here, in the Project and they guide us. They tell us to continue so, forward, that thank God we quit that, that we should take advantage of the opportunity they are giving us, that as they say, this is a car that goes by only once: those that don't board it, won't be picked up again".

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