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Peace Talks – Nur Kaisah Binte Abdul Kadir

In our interview series, entitled “Peace Talks”, we speak to peacemakers with different backgrounds and life stories, and ask them to share their thoughts and reflections. 

This edition of “Peace Talks” features Nur Kaisah Binte Abdul Kadir from Evergreen Secondary School:

 

Q: How was your overall experience at the Peacemakers Conference 2018?

It was unexpectedly a really fun-filled time because even though there was the element of competition, I learnt so many new things over a short span of 3 days. I got to see a side of Law that isn’t usually talked about and made plenty of new friends too 🙂

 

Q: What was the most unforgettable part of the Conference for you?

I will never forget the first morning where I was completely ready to be bored for the next 3 days but was immediately proved wrong when we started playing a game where everyone had to mingle around and make a fool of themselves. (It was something to do with a chicken version of scissors paper stone?) That game enabled me to mix around with people from other schools and make friends in the process so I truly enjoyed it.

 

Q: What is an example of you applying what you learned in the Conference in real life?

I think my one true takeaway from this Conference is that listening is key. If you don’t well listen to your clients, then you will never reach a settlement. The same goes for relationships in real life where being able to understand multiple points of view is crucial. This skill has been applied in my duties as president of my CCA where different people have differing views and want to be heard so in that light, being able to sift everything out by listening and understanding is very important to me.

 

Q: If you could give one piece of advice to the incoming participants of the Peacemakers Conference 2019, what would you tell them?

To all future participants, just remember to take this new challenge head on! You never know until you try, so do give the activities a go! I think the most important thing to note is that if you’re shy or feel bad about how you’ve performed, remember that everyone there is trying it out for the very first time too, so there’s no shame in asking questions or faring badly on the first round ^.^ In that light, the facilitators are all extremely friendly and enthusiastic, so if you are ever having any difficulties, you can always approach them (:

 


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