BY JOY OFASIA
Jericho II community successfully held a speech competition based on the topic of Waste Management over the weekend at Jericho II community.
Speaking during the event, Mr Hendy Kaniki Jericho II Community Development Trust (J2CDT) secretary said the environmental Speech Contest is one of the main objectives of the waste management campaign targeting Primary and Secondary students on topics related to waste management, and the impact of COVID 19.
The speech contest went successfully with children participants who spoke out messages of waste management through speeches, poems, dramas, songs, and dances.
A good number of children participated in the contest in three categories; senior, intermediate, and junior categories who performed a variety of drama during the event that has been judged by the panel which ended with prizes given out to the winners.
The Chairman of J2CDT Timothy Fiulaua Jericho II Community Development Trust (J2CDT) said having children engage in this sort of activity empowers them to build their confidence in public speaking and encourages them to see the importance of disposing of rubbish properly and to start putting it into action.
He also said the people in the community were very happy with the project which has been carried out in the past months in the community and engaged men, women, youth, and children through capacity-building trainings and other activities that took place in the community.
“Through this campaign project we empower our people to take ownership of their environment and shift their mindset for a positive change,” Mr Fiulaua said.