Mechanical engineering student and a former Vice President of Women in Engineering at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Zoe Lois Opoku, is making waves for emerging as World Public Speaking Champion at the World Universities Debating Championship.
The World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) is the world’s largest debating tournament and one of the largest annual international student events in the world. Each year, the event is hosted by an institution selected by the World Universities Debating Council.
This year’s WUDC was held in Serbia where Zoe Lois Opoku represented her school, UENR, in the public speaking category of the tournament. With 246 Universities from around the world participating, it was euphoric for her to have emerged winner.
“This win has had a long time coming. I have a story that begun in 2019. Dreams do come true, this dream of mine came 4 years later”, the world champion revealed.
“This win is not a ‘me’ win. It is an ‘us’ win. This win represents sacrifices made in 2019, faith put in me for four years consecutively. This win represents the sadness of not being given what was due us, the excitement of the wins we were accorded even when we still didn’t lose focus of the bigger picture. This win is for the incompletes. This win is for every single person who has believed in me and given me an opportunity. It’s for my family, who never clamped my talkative self down. More so, its a win for God and country”, Zoe Lois Opoku reiterated.