Ethan tried to motivate the students to grab every chance to speak in public for exercising and developing their skills.
During the following two weeks it’s getting serious for our short and core course students. The courses will end with a final exam in every subject. For our core course students this means that they have to present their business plans in form of a presentation to a selected jury. Thus the students were very pleased to welcome Ethan Musolini for an event on public speaking on October 25’th. Ethan is working as a motivational speaker, author and success expert since 2003 and is therefore the ideal partner when it comes to speaking in public. During his interactive and entertaining session, Ethan provided the students with very useful tips how to speak to an audience in a thrilling and persuasive way and how to structure your speech to maximize your success. Through learning-by-doing the students could grasp how to master the situation while speaking and to see every opportunity to speak in public as a chance to gain self-confidence and practical experience. At the end of the event Ethan generously equiped the libary of the Centre with an edition of his book on public speaking.
On October 14th 2013, the youth programme donor representatives from the Balder Foundation visited the Potentiam Youth Centre for the first time to observe and monitor the progress of the project. The team comprised of Lars, Nanna and Gunvor all representatives and trustees on the board of the Balder Foundation in Norway. They were accompanied by Ove Haugsdal and Hilde Sandnes of the Adina Foundation in northern Uganda. There was so much hustle and bustle and a positive energy throughout the community at the youth center on that day. The youth no doubt were excited to finally put a face to the selfless people who were greatly responsible for empowering them and providing them with a livelihood means. Fontes Cultural Troupe put up an impressive performance of local dances from Uganda and a short hilarious sketch on HIV/AIDS which is still prevalent in Uganda. The donors are convinced that their support is providing a great opportunity for the youth in Uganda and pledged their continued support for the project.