Conference aims at empowering youths

Youths during the Excel Youth Conference at the Calvary Temple in Suva on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

THE Excel Youth Conference currently in progress at the Calvary Temple in Suva aims at empowering youths and other interested groups realise and commercialise their God-given gifts, says conference pastor Lekima Nalaukai.

“This is certainly an exciting time for us, even as we’re growing and progressing, we are realising our God-given talents — that will be enhanced during these four days of conference,” he said.

Mr Nalaukai also added that this year they had included other external stakeholders and adults as well.

“They’re doing things like playing instruments in the church — yet some of them lack the capacity and have no formal training in music because we don’t have any music school,” he said.

The conference hosts qualified professionals both local and international to conduct trainings on nine areas which include leadership, public speaking, event planning, sound engineering, video production and vocal training among other activities.

Boston Berklee College of Music graduate and sound engineering instructor, Ben Morrison, stated that the event created an environment where people could grow, develop their gifts and become professionals in the industry.

The training ends today followed by a graduation ceremony this evening.

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