Mirza Atta-ur-Raouf, Missionary, Burkina Faso
On 28 May 2022, for the first time in the history of Tenkodogo, Burkina Faso, three speech competitions were held on a city level, which were conducted by Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Tenkodogo.
Two of the speech competitions were held in the French language, whereas one was in the English language. The topic of the speeches was “Peace”.
My humble self, along with a delegation, visited 20 colleges and schools to give invitations for this competition. It also provided us a platform to introduce Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya and convey the messages of peace. It also gave us the opportunity to relay the invitation of the speech contests.
27 students from 12 colleges and schools responded with very well prepared speeches and took part in the competitions. Top three speakers were given prizes in all three competitions.
All of the participants and dignitaries were very impressed with the motto of “Love for all, hatred for none”. Some of them expressed that this was a great initiative taken by Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya and that had to be taken into consideration by the others to promote the values of peace and harmony which was a dire need of the time.