First Mu­tual grooms fu­ture lead­ers through de­bate

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Business - Busi­ness Reporter

EIGH­TEEN schools par­tic­i­pated at the First Mu­tual Life in­au­gu­ral Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Trust Schools ju­niors’ de­bate com­pe­ti­tion held in Bu­l­awayo re­cently.

The head in charge of the com­pe­ti­tion, Sis­ter Rudo Mat­sika from the Do­mini­can Con­vent, Bu­l­awayo high­lighted that the aim of the event was to widen ex­po­sure of de­bate and im­prov­ing elo­quence and con­fi­dence in pupils.

Pe­tra High School came first with Do­mini­can Con­vent as the first run­ner up, St Ge­orge’s Col­lege sec­ond run­ner up and Arun­del School third run­ner up.

The best male speaker was Mduduzi Mh­langa from St John’s Col­lege and the best fe­male speaker was Kim­berly Chi­tando from Hel­len­ics School.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing schools were drawn from Harare, Bu­l­awayo, Gweru, Kwekwe, Maron­dera, Masvingo and Chin­hoyi. Th­ese in­cluded Arun­del High School, Chisip­ite High School, Chris­tian Broth­ers Col­lege, Do­mini­can Con­vent Bu­l­awayo, Ea­glesvale, Fal­con Col­lege, Gate­way School, Hel­lenic Academy, Kyle Col­lege, Girls Col­lege, Goldridge Col­lege, Lo­ma­gundi Col­lege, Masiyepham­bili Col­lege, Peter­house Boys, Pe­tra High School, St Ge­orge’s Col­lege, St John’s Col­lege, Wa­ter­shed and Westridge High School.

The com­pe­ti­tion ran un­der the theme “Com­ing to­gether is the begin­ning, keep­ing to­gether is progress, work­ing to­gether is suc­cess”.

Guest of hon­our who is na­tional sales and dis­tri­bu­tion mar­ket­ing ex­ec­u­tive of First Mu­tual Life, Mr Nkosikhona Ndlovu said de­bate de­vel­ops skills and knowl­edge that equips pupils to ar­tic­u­late their views in a log­i­cal, re­searched and well thought out man­ner.

“Be­yond their aca­demic ca­reers, de­baters tend to en­joy suc­cess in the world of work and tend to be­come lead­ers in their schools and com­mu­ni­ties be­cause they de­velop strong lis­ten­ing skills, tact, self-con­fi­dence, and of­ten take on strong lead­er­ship roles within their teams. Th­ese are at­tributes that we look for in a per­son if one is to be con­sid­ered for em­ploy­ment any­where in the world,” he said.

First Mu­tual Life has played a sig­nif­i­cant role in the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor through pro­vid­ing or­phans and vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren coun­try­wide with ed­u­ca­tional sup­port to rein­te­grate.

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