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UWU Gaveliers triumphs “Gavels Got Gavel”

UWU Gaveliers triumphs “Gavels Got Gavel”

The Gavel Conference of Sri Lanka-2017, was held at the Waymba University of Sri Lanka during the last 5th, 6th and 7th of August. It was organized by the “Gavel Clubs of Sri Lanka”, in order to unite all the Gavel Clubs of Sri Lanka, registered under the Toastmasters International, California-USA. Gavel Clubs representing Universities of Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura, Kelaniya, Ruhuna, Wayamba, Jaffna, Peradeniya, Sabaragamuwa University, University of Vocational Technology, Uva Wellassa University and Gavel Clubs of Charted Institute of Accountants, SLIIT, Spectrum Institute, NSBM, along with the school gavel clubs of the island were enthusiastically took part in the event. The event was held under the objectives of enhancing the relationships among the fellow gavel clubs of Sri Lanka and providing an opportunity to showcase the talents of the gaveliers. Encountering this great opportunity “Gavels Got Talent” held on the second day of the conference, Gavel Club of Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka (UWU) became the All Island Winner of the event. Being the youngest Gavel Club of Sri Lanka, which registered only in July, 2017 under the Charter Number 6623229 at the Toastmasters International, this could be considered as a tremendous achievement of  the UWU Gavel Club. Vice Chancellor of the Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, Dr. J.L. Rathnasekera and Mr. G.H. Abeyweera, Head-Department of Management Sciences provided an enormous mentorship to achieve this victory as a budding club of the university. Mr. Jagath Kulathilake, Ms. Rishani Dissanayake, currently work as the academic advisory members of the club, whom guiding the club from its inception. Uva Wellassa University Gavel Club currently operates under the English Language Unit of the University and was officially established under the guidance of the “Gavel Clubs of Sri Lanka” and TM P. Kamburawala, Gavel Clubs Coordinator of Sri Lanka, followed by its registration at the Toastmasters International of USA. UWU Gavel Clubs possess many plans to be proceeded in the future. Gavel Club of Uva Wellassa University has already planned to disseminate and enhance the English Language competency among the rural school children of the Uva Province, which is considering as a less educationally privileged area of the country. As a state university student collective, UWU Gavel is much interested in fulfilling its social responsibility via novel initiatives and programs. Gavel clubs are a way of providing the Toastmasters experience to groups who may be ineligible for regular membership due to member age, inability to pay dues or other circumstances. Following similar Toastmasters club meeting protocols, they use club officer titles and education manuals. Gavel club members are called “Gaveliers”. Gavel clubs also provide Toastmasters members and clubs with an excellent opportunity for community service. However Gavel Clubs at the universities of Sri Lanka, helps to the undergraduates of the country to fulfill their need of getting qualified with necessary soft skills of public speaking and communication skills, which the modern world of work demands for.  And Gavel Clubs attempts to empower students and transform them into better individual leaders, which is a national need of the country.







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