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Local Africa Open Debate Invitation

Ishik Medical and Education Foundation and Feza Schools cordially invite your school to the 2nd Africa Open Debate Championships, known in short as “Africa Open” from the 30th March until 2nd April 2019 at the Feza International School (FIS) Salasala, Dar es Salaam campus.

 

Africa Open continues the efforts of the pioneering debate movement in Tanzania using the world schools style of debate. We have invited schools from around 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 Ms Rose Ndichu, executive director of the Kenya National Debate Council 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 Monday 07th January, 2019. 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 debate blog http://betterdebatemanual.wixsite.com/better to learn advanced methods of debate.

 

DEBATE AND PUBLIC SPEAKING MOTIONS

 

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 (March 30th – 2nd April, 2019):

  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 3rd September 2018: Website (www.africaopendebate.org) is live online and invitations sent.
  • Monday 3rd September 2018: Early Registration opens
  • Monday 7th January 2019: Announcement of Motions
  • Friday 1st March 2019: Early Registration closes
  • Friday 1st March 2019: Early Registration Payment Deadline
  • Monday March 4th March 2019: Late Registration Opens
  • Friday 15th March 2019: Late Registration Closes
  • Friday 15th March 2019: Late Registration Payment Deadline

 

 

Proposed Schedule

Friday 29th March 2019 (Arrivals)

Saturday 30th March 2019 (Training Day)

Sunday 31st March 2018 (Day 1: Debate)

Monday April 1st 2018 (Day 2: Debate)

 

Tuesday April 2nd 2018 (Final Day)

Wednesday 3rd April 2018 (Excursions Day/Departure day)

 

All inquiries and questions should be directed to info@africaopendebate.org

Visit our website www.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