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Local Africa Open Debate Invitation

INVITATION TO THE 4th AFRICA OPEN x ORATE  SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ishik Medical and Education Foundation and Feza Schools cordially invite your school to the 4th Africa Open Debate Championships, known in short as “Africa Open” from the 4-7th April 2020 at the Feza International School (FIS) Salasala, Dar es Salaam campus. This year, we have partnered with the Orate Africa Trust and the Tanzania Competitive Rhetoric Organization to offer schools more activities that will breathe new life into the championship

About Africa Open

Africa Open continues the efforts of the pioneering debate movement in Tanzania using the world schools style of debate. We have invited schools from Tanzania, East Africa and around the world to ensure robust competition. The winning team will receive a winning trophy as the champions of the Africa Open and other special prizes which will be announced at the competition.

We have invited Dominic Mwakifulefule, founder and Executive Director of Tanzania Competitive Rhetoric Organization to serve as Chief Adjudicator for the competition. He will be joined by Mr Njuguna Macharia, President of the Strathmore University Debate Society as Co-Chief Adjudicator. The tournament cap is 60 teams (180 students) and 90 judges (3 per room). There is no cap for the number of public speakers a school can register.

NB: Debate and public speaking will run concurrently, meaning that a student cannot do both.

Motions for Public Speaking and Debate will be announced on Friday January 31st 2020 via the official Africa Open website www.africaopendebate.org Training materials and the World Schools Manual will be provided as soft copies for schools to print out and familiarize themselves with the debating style. Schools can also refer to the acclaimed international trainer Ms Bojana Skrt’s to learn advanced methods of debate at debate blog http://betterdebatemanual.wixsite.com/better

About Orate Africa Leg 2

The Orate Africa Trust is an organization that puts speech at the centre of values. Their mantra “incarnating excellence through speech” captures the essence of their mandate, creating well rounded and articulate students. They host the first leg of Orate Africa in Southern Africa every year in December which involves Debate, Public Speaking and Spelling Bee. Leg 2 is hosted in Tanzania every April year until 2022 and it involves Quiz and Moot Court.

With Moot Court, a team comprises of a maximum of 2 students with no reserves.  Schools can register as many teams as they want. Students registered for Moot Court category may also register for other categories if they so wish. A quiz team shall comprise of three students with no reserves. There is no need for adjudicators for quiz. Topics for quiz shall include but are not limited to Geography, General Knowledge on Africa, History, Current Affairs, Sports, Arts and Culture. Moot Court topics will also be announced on Friday January 31st 2020.

LOCAL PARTICIPANTS REGISTRATION (i.e Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar)

Outside Dar es Salaam:

REGISTRATION FEE: 300,000 TZS PER TEAM (3 students & 1 teacher/supervisor), Public Speaking: 75,000 TZS
Each team can have up to 5 students; extra student in one team (apart from the 3 students) will pay 50,000 TZS registration fee.
Registration for observers (if they request accommodation and meals from the organization): 50,000 TZS

The registration fee includes the following for the whole duration of training and tournament days 4-7th April, 2020): Registration is strictly an online process on www.africaopendebate.org

  1. Training Fees
  2. Three meals a day for the duration of the competition
    3. Accommodation in School Dormitories
    4. To and fro transportation from hotel/hostel/dormitory for the duration of the competition
    5. Pickups and drop offs to the airport/bus station/Ferry
    6. Competition Running Costs

Teams from Dar es Salaam:

REGISTRATION FEE: 300,000 TZS PER TEAM (3 students & 1 teacher/supervisor), Public Speaking: 75,000 TZS
Each team can have up to 5 students; extra student in one team (apart from the 3 students) will pay 50,000 TZS registration fee.
Registration for observers (if they request accommodation and meals from the organization): 50,000 TZS

The registration fee includes the following for the whole duration of training and tournament days (30th – 2nd April, 2018):

  1. Training Fees
  2. Two meals a day for the duration of the competition
    3. Competition Running Costs

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Monday 2nd September 2019: Invitations sent and Early Registration Opens on africaopendebate.org
  • Friday 31st January 2020: Announcement of Motions on africaopendebate.org
  • Friday 6th March 2020: Early Registration closes and Early Registration Payment Deadline
  • Monday March 9th 2020: Late Registration Opens
  • Friday 20th March 2019: Late Registration Closes and Late Registration Payment Deadline

Proposed Schedule

Friday 3rd April 2020(Arrivals)

Time Activity Place
0600-1800hrs Arrival of Up-Country and International Participants Feza International School
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Saturday 4th April 2020 (Training Day/Round 1)

Time Activity Place
0700-0830hrs Registration and Breakfast FIS Dining Hall
0830-0930hrs Welcoming Remarks, Tournament Briefing FIS Auditorium
0930-1230hrs Training FIS Auditorium and classrooms
1230-1330hrs Lunch FIS Dining Hall
1330-1345hrs Roll Call FIS Auditorium and classrooms
1345-1400hrs Prep for Debate Round 1/Public Speaking Round 1 FIS Classrooms
1400-1530hrs Debate Round 1 FIS Classrooms
1530-1630hrs Moot Court Round 1 FIS Classrooms
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Sunday 5th April 2020 (Competition Day 1)

Time Activity Place
0700-0800hrs Breakfast FIS Dining Hall
0800-0830hrs Briefing and Draw announcement for Debate Round 2 FIS Auditorium
0830-0930hrs Quiz Heat 1 & 2 FIS Auditorium
0930-1100hrs Debate Round 2/Public Speaking Round 2 FIS Classrooms
1100-1130hrs Moot Court Briefing FIS Auditorium
1130-1230hrs Moot Court Round 2 FIS Classrooms
1230-1330hrs Lunch FIS Dining Hall
1330-1345hrs Roll Call and Briefing for Debate Round 3 FIS Auditorium
1345-1515hrs Debate Round 3 (Impromptu Motion)/Public Speaking Round 3 FIS classrooms
1515-1530 Briefing for Quiz Round 2 FIS Classrooms
1530-1630 Quiz Heat 3 & 4 FIS Classrooms
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Monday April 6th 2020 (Competition Day 2)

Time Activity Place
0700-0800hrs Breakfast FIS Dining Hall
0800-0830hrs Roll Call and Briefing for Debate Round 4 FIS Auditorium
0830-0900hrs Preparation for Impromptu Debate Round 4 FIS Classrooms
0900-1030hrs Debate Round 4/Public Speaking Round 4 FIS Auditorium
1030-1045hrs Announcement of Break for Moot Court Semi Final FIS Classrooms
1045-1100hrs Preparation for Moot Court Semi Final FIS Classrooms
1100-1200hrs Moot Court Semi Final FIS Dining Hall
1200-1300hrs Quiz Heat 5 & 6 FIS Auditorium and classrooms
1300-1400hrs Lunch FIS Dining Hall
1400-1415hrs Roll Call and Draw for Round Debate Round 5 FIS Auditorium
1345-1400hrs Preparation for Debate Round 5 FIS Classrooms
1400-1530hrs Debate Round 5 (Blind Round) FIS Classrooms
1530-1545hrs Announcement of  Break for Quiz Semi Finals FIS Auditorium
1545-1645hrs Quiz Semi Final FIS Classrooms
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Tuesday April 7th 2020 (Final Day)

Time Activity Place
0700-0800hrs Breakfast FIS Dining Hall
0800-0830hrs Announcement of Debate and Public Speaking Break to Quarter, Roll Call and Briefing FIS Auditorium
0830-0945hrs Debate Quarter Finals/ Public Speaking Semi Finals FIS Classrooms
0945-1000hrs Announcement of Break to Semi Finals, Roll Call and Briefing FIS Auditorium
1000-1115hrs Debate Semi Finals FIS Auditorium
1115-1130hrs Preparation for Quiz Finals FIS Dining Hall
1130-1230hrs Quiz Finals FIS Auditorium
1230-1330hrs Lunch FIS Dining Hall
1330-1430hrs Public Speaking Finals FIS Auditorium
1430-1530hrs Moot Court Finals FIS Auditorium
1530-1630hrs Debate Finals FIS Auditorium
1630-1730 Prize Giving and Award Ceremony FIS Auditorium
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Wednesday 8th April 2020 (Excursions Day/Departure day)

Activity    
Departure for Up-country and International participants
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All inquiries and questions should be directed to info@africaopendebate.org.Visit our websitewww.africaopendebate.org to read further on the tournament and for telephone inquiries, call/Whatsapp+255 685 396774 or +255 684 699172. We wish all prospective participants the best of luck in their preparation for the motions and looking forward to seeing you at Africa Open.

Yours sincerely

Ibrahim Yunus

Managing Director