Sarawak’s Youth Communication Camp received Toastmasters International Recognition

Karim (left tile) addressing with the Virtual International YCC participants via Zoom application.

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KUCHING, Oct 10: The Kuching Toastmasters Club’s inaugural Virtual International Youth Communication Camp has been acknowledged by Toastmasters International for its contribution to the development of youth in public speaking and leadership skills.

Organising Chairman, Sahil Singh Dev, in a statement today, expressed the Club’s appreciation to all sponsors, volunteer groups, as well as the Camp Patron’ Minister of Tourism, Art, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, for their continuous unflinching support since the inception of the annual face-to-face Camp in 2012.

“Without them, it would have been just a dream” he said.

Sahil also disclosed that the Camp for 2022 is scheduled over three days period starting from September 16th to 18th.

Meanwhile, the District 87 Director Zilva Boaz, paid tribute to the Organizing Committee, facilitators, crew and all those involved for keeping the movement going, in spite of the current global pandemic.

“The event was super impactful for the young generation, including a female camper from Celebes, Indonesia who like many others, found the Camp educational and fun at the same time,” she said.


Public speaking, is one of the subject that that is being taught during the Camp.

The programme proper, under the direction of the programme director Hubert Poh and facilitated by Mike Lim, covered elements of subject selection, materials gathering and selection, categorization and prioritization and scripting.

The interactive team bonding elements featured the Awards Winning K Pop group of Denise, Charles and Jowen from the DreamAge Dance Studio, the UN Youth Music Ambassador Michael King, the much acclaimed cross- culture ensemble of AT Adau, and television singer Agnes Tan. This “meaningful fun” part was orchestrated by the Artistic Director Poh Guan Huat.

Some of the participants for the Kuching Toastmasters Club inaugural Virtual International Youth Communication Camp.

The camp, which was held over last weekend (Oct 9, 2021), saw more than 150 campers, facilitators and crews from Indonesia, Nigeria, Canada, Australia, Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah and West Malaysia, take part in the programme. — DayakDaily.