GAIL holds ‘meet and greet’ event ahead of Debate Championship

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The GAM Africa Institute for Leadership (GAIL), last Saturday held a ‘meet and greet’ event at the Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (TANGO) ahead of their 2019 debate championship.

GAIL is a non-profit organisation established in 2017 with the mission to provide a pathway for the growth and transformation of young people and to help them to utilise their potentials in different areas. The organisation also targets to instill African values, skills and innovation to build partnership, career and personal development.

Programme officer Modou Jallow explains that the debate championship is a designed academic platform for senior secondary school students to discover their potentials and utilise them. “It will be done through constructive hard talks and debates.”

He said students were given the opportunity to not only participate in the debate competition but also to be trained on public speaking, reading, coaching, motivational speaking, political leadership and marketing skills.

Sixteen schools were selected to participate in the debate championship events which will be held for six months  from June. Students from different schools will meet and interact and discuss their ambition.

Wally, vice president of GAIL gave a motivational speech on career and personal development by enumerating five key processes of personal development.

Author: Akintoye Richard