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Over 50 learners take part in speech competition

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Over 50 learners take part in speech competition

Over 50 learners take part in speech competition

Story by Fungai Jachi

OVER 50 contestants were part of this year’s Possible Dreams Speech contest hosted by the International Youth Fellowship, with the government applauding the initiative as a key platform to promote active participation of learners on issues affecting youths.

The event was a battle of confidence and eloquence as learners gathered at a local school in Harare this Wednesday to celebrate the power of words during this year’s Possible Dreams Speech Contest.

The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Honourable Torerai Moyo applauded the initiative, saying it is part of what the Heritage Based Education Framework wants to achieve.

“Topics are not only relevant but are essential conversations that define our era. These topics are not only relevant but are essential conversations that we as a community must engage to inspire, educate and empower one another. The Possible Dreams speech contest stands as a beacon of hope and a testament to the power of words to inspire change, encourage reflection and foster a deeper understanding,” he said.

IYF Country Director, Mr Kyeongchan Yang Simon from South Korea said the initiative is aimed at empowering and equipping learners with knowledge on various topics.

“Learners will be able to give solutions according to their mindset. This will also eradicate some of the social ills by our children in the community as they will be busy with what is important to their mental health,” he said.

In their speeches, learners tackled topics such as drug abuse and mental health, while articulating their role in finding solutions to the problems.