On Friday 22nd June, 2012 AADU hosted a farewell party to their members who are completing their Bachelor degree at University of Dar es Salaam Business School (UDBS) at Landmark Hotel.
Few weeks ago i had received a letter from the Vice-President of AADU, requesting my presence at the Event, as a guest of Honour. To be honest i was a bit shocked as am not a public figure to deserve such a responsibility, But again i was thankful for the honour they bestowed in me.
So i accepted the invitation and Last Friday was one of my most memorable nights!
I was entertained, learned a lot from them and most importantly inspired by those energetic youth. They reminded me of my graduation day and more.
Other invited guests were directors and staff of Covenant Financial Consultants, Inspire Colledge, ex AADU member and UDSM graduates, their lecturers and their patron Dr.Henry Chalu, Ph.Lic, Ph.D..
The very interesting and most memorable part of the night was the Speech i delivered to the members and other invited guests on that night ( My 1st speech as a Guest of Honour). Am used to formal board room meetings, roundtable discussions and presentations. Not a Speech to more than 100 fresh candidates looking at me as their role model and mentor. My colleague says i did very well though!
In my speech i shared a little with the graduants and other Accountancy students my experience as an accountant and Administrator as well as what it is really like outside the campus.
CLICK HERE TO READ MY SPEECH
Here are the few pictures from the event.