More than 20 youth participants were part of a one day mobile skills training course on “Conquering Public Speaking” organised and coordinated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, held at the University of the South Pacific Lautoka Campus, Lautoka recently.
Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou, said the training was intended to empower youths to become confident and competent public speakers.
“The training on public speaking provides our youths the opportunity to learn to speak with more confidence in different situations,” Minister Tuitubou said. “Through this type of training, our youths can feel confident while speaking during meetings, seminars or social gatherings.”
The Minister further stated that the training could also provide employment opportunities for the participants.
“They can easily be employed as event coordinators, liaison officers, tour guides or even profession that require public speaking,” Minister Tuitubou said.
President of Ignite4Change Youth Club, Broderick Mervyn, said that the workshop focussed on building confidence for youths when speaking in public.
“Youths are the voices of tomorrow and this project is beneficial for the youths. Special credit to Ignite4Change for bringing this project to the Ministry of Youth and Sports and to the Ministry for accepting our project proposal.”
Meanwhile, member of Ignite4Change Youth Club, Jotishma Bhavna, said “This workshop will make a difference in youth confidence in public speaking and can take away the fear of being exposed and freedom of expression can actually promote a communication that is clear and have each member contribute positively in the business of youth development.”