It's been a massive effort to get this done but I know that it was worth it when I see the confidence in the children who crossed the finish line this year and the growth that I witnessed in each of them as individuals and as confident speakers.
Each child went on a journey of figuring out what they would like to do for the speech and a lot of open ended facilitation and guiding later figured out what and how they would like to present it. There are a lot of areas each of them needs to work on to improve but I'm proud of what each of them personally achieved from where they started. So kudos to them!
When you watch the videos I request you to imagine what it is like being their age and figuring out a topic that you are passionate about and want to talk to the rest of the world about. Spending several hours over a year (which means sticking through and being perseverant about it) and finally recording and going live with the video in front of the world. It can be nerve racking and scary. Each of these children took it as a challenge and came through. So for me each and every one of these children is a winner in their own right. So congratulations to them again!