Resonate boosts girls confidence through story telling

In order to get help, one must ask for it. But in order to speak out especially about your challenges, you must have self confidence. However, according to communication experts, one must get used to expressing their views in order to gain confidence.

In order to get help, one must ask for it. But in order to speak out especially about your challenges, you must have self confidence. However, according to communication experts, one must get used to expressing their views in order to gain confidence. And this is what Resonate, in partnership with other women organisations, is doing.

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Resonate's lead trainer Solange Impano (centre) gives students tips on public speaking. (Courtesy)

Recently, Education Times attended a training programme at Kepler Institute where female students were attending a session whose aim was to equip them with effective leadership and good communication skills. Each of the students shared a personal story with the audience.

According to Ayla Schlosser, the director of Resonate, the girls go back to their schools and communities to share this knowledge with others. She says they have so far trained 250 girls and women from organizations including The Akilah Institute, Girl Hub, Gardens for Health, and the Nyamirambo Women’s Center.

Jacky Mbabazi, a student at the College of Business and Economics and a participant in the recent training, says she has been able to communicate better with people.

Charlene Tuyishime, a student at Kepler Institute, says: “This training has changed my perception. I am now able to express myself in a short time. This will help me during interviews and at my work place.”

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