The team put together a presentation and video to advocate for their cause in The First Give public speaking competition. Even though her team didn’t win, Diani was inspired to continue doing positive work and speaking up for issues she cares about.
“I’m such a talkative person with friends, however before I started First Give I found it really difficult to speak in public. The programme really helped me develop my confidence and taught me how to use my voice to make an argument. It was also a valuable experience which helped when I applied to be my school’s Charity Co-ordinator.
I now project manage the school’s annual fundraising campaign for Great Ormond Street Hospital. However, my big plan for the year is to organise an event on International Women’s Day to raise both funds and awareness for the Orchard Project which challenges the practice of female genital mutilation.”