New leadership skills that win people's hearts (1)

Taisiya told about leadership and oratory art skills, which she gained by participating in the «Great Debate Camp» project.

Taisiya is a representative of active and conscious youth of Ivano-Frankivsk, a determined, energetic student who thinks and fights for her successful career. The girl was one of 40 teenagers who participated in the online camp «Great Debate Camp» for 5 days. 

"This was not my first experience in debate tournaments. However, I can say with confidence that «Great Debate Camp» is a project that is not like all the others in which I have participated before. Every day of the camp is full of emotions, opportunities, knowledge and interesting people, ”the girl says. 

“The project program was extremely rich and interesting. Each lecture was informative and motivating to new achievements. For example, from a lecture by Ukrainian journalist Iryna Slavinska, I took new tips on how to overcome fear of the public. Also very valuable was the response we received after each debate: we were told which mistakes we had made, what we lacked to win. It was very useful for me, because I could immediately understand what I should work on more and which skills I should improve,” says Taisiya. 

The online camp gave teenagers the opportunity not only to learn the skills of participation in debate tournaments, but also to look at real situations from a different angle. 

“Within the project, we talked on various topics, solved the problems of today. And it was extremely cool. After the project, you start to look at your city, its needs and problems in a different way. There is a desire to change yourself and change your environment," the girl shared. 

The project is over, but not the friendship between the participants. After the «Great Debate Camp», the teenagers continue to communicate, reminisce about their time at the online camp, and make shared plans for the future. 

"The atmosphere at the project was incredible! I met cool, ambitious teenagers who are fighting for their dreams and know what they want to achieve in life. All the participants were on the same wave, they had a lot of common interests, and it was great,” says Taisiya. 

"This project has been a great impetus for change. After that, I realized in what areas I want to develop, what needs the improvement in myself. I am already making plans for future projects and looking for new opportunities for self-development. That's why «Great Debate Camp» has opened new heights, which I am going to successfully reach," the girl shared her impressions.

We wish Taisiya to achieve her goal easily and we are glad that for the girl the online project has become a step towards active citizenship. Now she has even more motivation to make changes and fight for her dream. The experience of this project and the community of like-minded people will definitely come in handy!

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