Students learn public speaking etiquette

Participants and organisers of the Conquering Public Speaking Short Course in Lautoka. Picture: SUPPLIED

ORGANISERS of a public speaking training seminar in Lautoka last week are hopeful young people will learn to become better voices in society.
More than 20 tertiary and secondary school students were part of the day-long training organised by youth-led group Ignite4Change and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Ministry of Youth and Sports representative Karunagaran Nair said the training was essential to equip young leaders with public speaking skills.
“The ministry believes that those participants and youths attending this training will go back to their community and try to be the voice of those who are underprivileged,” he said.
At least one student, Ratu Navula Secondary School’s Merewalesi Vulalevu, 19, said this was her first workshop and she hoped to become a more confident public speaker.
Ignite4Change president Broderick Mervyn said they had support from The University of the South Pacific’s Pacific Technical And Further Education (TAFE) program.
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