On 26th August 2016, TVT held the first reading competition and it was a huge success. The reading competition attracted students from both lower and upper secondary classes. The audience who turned up in large numbers included parents and relatives who came to witness the historical event at the TVT training house in Meru. The media was invited to cover the event in order to ensure that the next competition has a higher coverage in terms of participation.
Contestants at the reading competition outside TVT training house. They were not only excited about the competition but each of them had hopes of scooping the first award of Kshs. 15,000
Each contestant was required to present a book he /she had read in 20 minutes, chapter by chapter and later explain to the audience what he or she considered to be the theme and relevance of the book in their own situations. Here the audience are seen very attentive as they follow the presentations. Seated around the table are the judges who evaluated the performance of the contestants.
This is Chief Judge, Principal of Kailutha Secondary school, Mrs. Ann Mwika, briefing the audience on the criteria used for selecting the winners. TVT acknowledges the efforts and hard work of all the judges that made the reading competition a success.
There were many young people who had registered their interest in the reading competition and made it to the final list. The first award went to the third girl from the left in purple, a student in Kanjalu Girls secondary school. The second award went the second young man from the right, in white T-shirt and a form four student from Miathene boys’ school. The third prize went to second girl from the left in orange and a form two student from Laciathuriu day secondary school. All the other participants got a token of appreciation as a way of motivating them and acknowledging their efforts.