“Public Speaking is the art of giving power to words – to influence, inspire and transform lives”. – Dirish
SAI International School collaborated with Cognitive Exchange (CE), Folsom, USA in 2015 to develop the critical thinking and public speaking skills of SAIoneers. Since then students from Class IX are regularly provided online training.
In 2019, students of Class VI were introduced to the programme which focussed on basic speech. The selected students were given training in Class VII on basic debate and advanced speech. The eight week training commenced on August 5, 2020.
The Cognitive Exchange final competition for the basic debate class was held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. It was participated by a group of 13 students from Class VII, who attended a series of 8 classes in 8 weeks time. These students were trained by the CE trainer Ms. Raha Elahi on the curriculum of basic debate in the Global format. Conducted by CE Folsom, USA, the program was immensely beneficial for the students as they learnt a different format of debating along with learning to articulate skilfully and confidently.