Final Call for ‘ActionAid’ Student Speech Writing Competition

ActionAid is inviting speech-writing entries from secondary school students on selected themes. ©Photograph: John Reidy
ActionAid is inviting speech-writing entries from secondary school students on selected themes. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Local secondary school students should take note that Friday, January 20th 2017 is the final date for entries to the ActionAid Student Speech Writing Competition.
ActionAid is encouraging students to enter the competition and to share their vision of a world without poverty or injustice. The competition is open to all secondary school students aged 14 to 17 and the first prize is a visit to Kenya to see ActionAid women’s rights programme in operation.

Trip to Kenya
The top students will be invited to Dublin to deliver their speech in front of an esteemed panel of judges and the winning two students will travel with their teachers to Kenya.
The choices of topics are:
1. Furthering Women’s Rights is Fundamental for Development.
2. Resources Should be Better Distributed to Promote Equality between Men and Women.
3. Women’s Leadership is Crucial in Emergency Situations.

Respected Organisation
ActionAid Ireland was established in 1983 and is a member of ActionAid International, one of the world’s most respected development organisations.

It works with over 19 million people in 45 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Irish Aid funds an ActionAid Women’s Rights programme in Kenya, Malawi, Nepal and Vietnam. ActionAid uses this funding to work with vulnerable communities in an effort to end early girl marriage, prevent gender based violence, gain land rights for women and help girls receive an education.

Competition Information

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