On March 12, 2017, 19 Ismaili youth from Toronto graduated from the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) designed by Toastmasters International, a non-profit organization specializing in communication and leadership development.

During the eight-week program, participants learned how to present a speech, conduct meetings and listen effectively. The students gained selfconfidence and enhanced their interpersonal and communication skills, while bonding with other Ismaili youth.
Each graduate had an opportunity to display their newly developed skills to over 100 attendees at the ceremony. Special recognition was given to four YLP graduates who were to participate in World Speech Day on March 15. Three of them won in their age categories.

Source: This article was originally published on Ismaili Canada Magazine - Summer 2017 edition