AYV News May 23, 2023
The National Debating Championship for Girls commenced with an air of excitement as students from various schools gathered at the Africell American Corner to participate in thought-provoking debates on pressing gender-related topics.
The event witnessed impassioned arguments, powerful public speaking, and the determination of young women to break barriers and advocate for change.
The competition started with three fierce contests.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary (arguing for the motion) and International Secondary (arguing against the motion) opened the competition arguing out whether Pregnant girls should be allowed in schools. It was a tough call, but International defeated Ahmadiyya and went through to the quarterfinals.
Saint Joseph’s Convent (arguing against the motion) battled Saint Helena Secondary (arguing for the motion) to argue out whether Women and girls should be partly blamed for sexual harassment. Saint Joseph’s emerged victorious in the end.
Malama Comprehensive Secondary (arguing for the motion) and Government Model Secondary (arguing against the motion) closed the day battling out to convince the amazing audience and Judges that Marriage is more important than a career.
The National Debating Championship for Girls continues to provide a platform for young women to challenge societal norms, break barriers, and advocate for gender equality and empowerment.