On Thursday, Patriots Against Corruption Sierra Leone organized the highly anticipated National Public Speaking Festival Volume 3 at the prestigious Bintumani Hotel. With the theme “My Education, My Future,” the event aimed to engage and empower the youth in Sierra Leone through the art of public speaking. The highlight of the festival was the competition for the coveted “Margaret Murray Trophy,” in which 15 secondary schools passionately vied for the top spot.
Out of the 15 participating schools, five emerged as finalists, showcasing their oratory skills on a platform designed to address educational challenges. The finalists included:
Michael Bundor of Prince of Wales – Winner
Gibril Turay of Albert Academy – 1st Runner Up (2nd Position)
Dona Temple of AWMS – 2nd Runner Up (3rd Position)
Karefa Smart of St. Edward’s School – 3rd Runner Up (4th Position)
Edna Mansaray of Methodist Girls’ High School – 4th Runner Up (5th Position)
In a spirited competition that reflected the intellect and eloquence of Sierra Leone’s students, Michael Bundor of Prince of Wales emerged as the winner, securing the prestigious Margaret Murray Trophy. Gibril Turay of Albert Academy claimed the 1st runner-up position (2nd Position), followed by Dona Temple of AWMS as the 2nd Runner-Up (3rd Position). Karefa Smart of St. Edward’s School earned the title of 3rd Runner Up (4th Position), while Edna Mansaray of Methodist Girls’ High School secured the 4th Runner Up position (5th Position).
The National Public Speaking Festival Volume 3 created a platform for young minds to articulate their thoughts on the crucial relationship between education and their future. The atmosphere at the event was vibrant and charged with enthusiasm as students showcased their public speaking prowess.
The success of Patriots Against Corruption Sierra Leone’s National Public Speaking Festival Volume 3 demonstrates the organization’s commitment to empowering the youth and fostering a culture of integrity and eloquence. The event highlighted the talent and potential of the next generation of leaders in Sierra Leone. As the festival concluded on a positive note, it left a lasting impression on all participants, inspiring them to continue striving for excellence in their education and public speaking endeavours.