International Africa Open Debate Invitation
INVITATION TO THE 5th AFRICA OPEN x ORATE SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ishik Medical and Education Foundation and Feza Schools cordially invite your school to the 5th Africa Open Debate Championships, known in short as “Africa Open” from the 23-27th February 2022 at the Feza International School (FIS) Salasala, Dar es Salaam campus. As per usual, we have partnered with the Tanzania Competitive Rhetoric Organization to offer schools more activities that will breathe new life into the championship.
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 (TCRO) 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. For Public Speaking, the Chief Adjudicators will be Mr Dion Kupfumvuti & Mr John Msoffe from TCRO. Please note that 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 28th 2022 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
Registration is currently open and is a strictly online process on www.africaopendebate.org
On debate team can have up to 5 speakers (3 principal speakers and 2 reserves)
REGISTRATION fee: $120 per person
Observer fee: $120 per person
Public Speaking: $50 per person
The registration fee includes the following for the whole duration of training and tournament day (23-27th February 2022):
1. Training Fees
2. Three meals a day for the duration of the competition
3. To and fro transportation from hotel/hostel/dormitory for the duration of the competition
4. Pickups and drop offs to the airport/bus station
5. Competition Running Costs
International participants will pay additional costs for accommodation based on what is best suited for them and their budget.
Below are the options:
Four Star Hotel: $80 per person per night (Sharing)
• Three star Hotel: $50 per person per night(Sharing)
• Hostel Hotel: $20 per person per night (sharing)
• School Dormitory $10 per person per night (sharing)
NB: Single rooms can be requested at a separate fee.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire rates.
A number of excursion options are available for those who are interested. A school can choose to arrive a day or two before the competition or leave a day or two after. Zanzibar Island, Mbudya Island or shopping at Kariakoo are some of the excursion options offered to those that would be interested. Please email us at email@example.com to book an excursion day(s).
• Monday 3rd January 2022: Invitations sent and Early Registration Opens on www.africaopendebate.org
• Friday 28th January 2022: Announcement of Motions on www.africaopendebate.org
• Monday 31st January 2022: Early Registration closes and Early Registration and 50% Payment Deadline
• Tuesday 1st February 2022: Late Registration Opens
• Friday 18th February 2022: Late Registration Closes and Late Registration 100% Payment Deadline
Wednesday 23rd February 2022: Arrival of up country, Zanzibar and International participants.
Thursday 24th February 2022(Training Day/Round 1)
Friday 25th February 2022 (Competition Day 2)
Saturday February 26th 2022 (Final Day)
Sunday 27th February 2022: Departure of up country, Zanzibar and International participants
All inquiries and questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.Visit our websitewww.africaopendebate.org to read further on the tournament and for telephone inquiries, call/Whatsapp+255 685 396777 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.