Thursday, November 30, 2017


Curiosity takes courage
Prepare to learn , we encourage
Absorb to the max, it's to your advantage
Practise, practice, practice... life is a grand stage !

It is that time of the year again. D'Utama Advanced Toastmasters Club organized its annual Youth Leadership Programme.This time we wanted to make a difference. Our participants were the underserved youth who will be leaving the shelter home at the age of 17. We wished to empower them with communication and leadership skills which we hoped would give them a headstart in the working world.

Timers - ready !

              Mentors and role players - ready !

Some walked in confidently. Majority looked apprehensive and clueless what the programme would be like. At the beginning,  majority of the participants were speaking softly and shy. On graduation day, almost 100pct audibly delivered their speeches with confidence. Great going everyone and especially to the role players.

         table topics session

The dedicated role players did a fabulous job.All the youth reciprocated in participation. Trophies were given to the best speakers, best improved speakers, best table topics speakers, best leaders. The  loud applause and cheer rendered  before and after every speech gave confidence to the youth. They beamed with a sense of unprecedented achievement.  Some were very enthusiastic and wished to return for the programme.  

It has been a rewarding weekend of two way learning. It was not easy but the results were encouraging. Life is constantly revolving and learning is a continuous journey. In every uphill task, the satisfaction gained is momentus. Reap the good and keep on improving. Strive !Thrive ! Jive !

Thank you for visiting our page. Our next monthly meeting is on 14 December 2017 , Thursday, 7pm @ KDU College Damansara Jaya. It is a Christmas meeting with a difference. Keep watch on this page or visit us . 

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See you on the 14 December 2017. 

Prepared by  Sharon Foo, CC