USIU-Africa student elected as the Vice President of the USIU-Africa Chapter of Global Unitalks

By Brenda Odhiambo

Ms. Moraa Joy Michelle, the winner of the 2020 One Belt One Road International English speaking contest has been elected as the Vice President of the USIU-Africa Chapter of Global Unitalks, the organizer of the English speaking competition that she won. Joy was shortlisted out of over 300 applicants and went head to head with other speakers and global contestants for the award. Upon her completion of her Global Unitalks International English – speaking competition journey, she was selected among the world’s top 6 English public speakers from over 1000+ young global competitors worldwide.

In his communication to Ms. Moraa, and to the University at large, Unitalks’ Director General, Prof. Luo Jie congratulated her on her win, noting that she had made USIU-Africa proud.

“We thank you for your participation in this year’s Global Unitalks International English Speaking Contest. We were amazed by your excellent speech and sophisticated public speaking skills and highly appreciate your hard work and participation,” he said.

“We look forward to meeting you and other students from USIU-Africa in many more of our competitions. We are going to continue supporting USIU-Africa students, as we believe that the university has many upcoming talents who need global platforms to showcase their capabilities to the world, “he added.

Speaking to CTW, Prof. Quin Awuor, who is one of the Contest’s jury members, praised the team of students who took part in the competition, noting that their team work was what had propelled them through the competition.

“Joy, Lynda (Muthama) and Grace (Kinyua) were able to make it to the finals of the competition because of the support that they gave each other during the preparation for the competition. I am extremely proud of the team for taking a leap of faith and taking part in the competition, and representing USIU-Africa excellently on a global platform, “she said.

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