Watts group is leaving no stone unturned in working towards the development of society as a whole. Following their series of administering several educational and development workshops, one more workshop is added to the list. This time, the workshop was an offline event in a government school of girls in Jalalabad West. Around 350-400 girls attended the workshop. The theme of the workshop was the implementation of language and communication skills. The main speaker at the event was the president of Watts Group and renowned ICCRC member, Ritesh Watts. Moreover, this workshop was a step towards the main cause of women’s empowerment.
The girls were fluent in their native language i.e. Punjabi but were hesitant in speaking in English. When asked by Ritesh Watts what was the reason behind selecting a girls school for the workshop, then he said that “Women are miraculous. If given a chance, they can do wonders in every domain. We just need to push them in the right direction”. This is the reason he chose a girls school for this workshop.
Everyone knows the importance of being fluent in English and generally, people keep repeating this thing in their lectures and workshops. Very few speakers make students aware of the tactics which they can use to implement speaking skills in their lives. During the workshop, Ritesh was empowering students by suggesting innovative ways which students can implement.
“Start thinking in English”
Some of the ways he suggested were to develop an environment where you can speak English. Students should start thinking in English, only then they can speak fluently in English. He emphasized the fact that everyone can speak Punjabi but you can’t get a multi-national job in this language. Body language which includes waving hands, eye contact, etc is also a part of skilful communication. “English is an international language and foundation of success. You should not be afraid of English, instead, you should enjoy it”, said the president of the Watts group during the workshop.