Bor­neo beck­ons de­baters

Cape Argus - - METRO - SUKAINA ISHMAIL sukaina.ishmail@inl.co.za

TWELVE pupils who at­tended the re­cent African Fu­ture Lead­ers Hub con­fer­ence at the Cas­tle of Good Hope were in­vited by the Malaysia In­sti­tute of De­bate and Pub­lic Speak­ing (MIDP) to at­tend their Schools Camp for Ad­vanced Rea­son­ing Skills de­bate camp in Kuch­ing, Bor­neo, in Malaysia.

They have been in­vited to rep­re­sent Africa at a two-day de­bate camp in Malaysia on De­cem­ber10-11.

The pupils will take part in an “in­spi­ra­tional week­end” filled with ed­u­ca­tional de­bate lec­tures, work­shops and train­ing ses­sions, which will be co-or­di­nated by some in­ter­na­tion­ally -ex­pe­ri­enced de­bate cham­pi­ons and train­ers.

“These stu­dents have been ex­cel­lent in our pro­gramme this year in the Western Cape,” said Africa Fu­ture Lead­ers Hub founder De­nil­son Ralekoala.

“They have par­tic­i­pated in our var­i­ous con­tests such as the Na­tional Road Safety De­bate pro­gramme in Gaut­eng.

“It did not come as a sur­prise when they emerged on the ad­ju­di­ca­tion score sheets as the best over­all win­ners from our pre­vi­ous con­ven­tion.

“Be­ing in­vited to this Malaysia com­pe­ti­tion is ex­actly what they need to learn the nec­es­sary skills and strate­gies on world de­bate stan­dards,” said Ralekoala.

Pupils in­vited to the camp will be ac­com­pa­nied by four adults, in­clud­ing a teacher and Ralekoala.

Four of the pupils are from Cape Town.

They are: Nty­atyambo Funda, 14, from So­phumelela High School, Siyakholwa Ncobo, 19, from ID Mkhize High School, Akhule Nor­wele, 14, from Good Hope Sem­i­nary Girls’ High and Abongile Nicole Maket­sana, 17, from Fezeka High School.

He ap­pealed to mem­bers of the pub­lic to as­sist. He can be reached by email at den@african­lead­er­shub.com or call 0818876479.

AR­MAND HOUGH African News Agency (ANA)

NTY­ATYAMBO Funda, 14, from So­phumelela High School, Siyakholwa Ncobo, 19, from ID Mkhize High School, Abongile Nicole Maket­sana, 17, from Fezeka High School and Akhule Nor­wele, 14, from Good Hope Sem­i­nary Girls’ High. |

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