Greetings from The Great Debaters Desk!
It is an honor to report to you all that the Gallant Great Debaters of Kabojja represented the school in the World Scholar's Cup – Global Round in Athens, Greece from July 18 – 23, 2017; where they participated, excelled and qualified for the final round in November, 2017 – The Tournament of Champions at the Yale University in the U.S!
Six students: Betty Gisilla, Keith Mukunya, Matilda Mwebeiha, Beza Gisilla, Lauryn Mwebesa and Trevor Mwebesa; along with their Debate Coach – Ms Marie, embarked on a 10-day trip to Greece to compete with other debaters from all over the world.
We spent a night in UAE and had a 2-hour tour around Dubai, where we visited some of the most eye-catching and breath-taking buildings and landmarks. Upon reaching Athens, the team spent two sleepless nights reading, researching and mock-debating, and by the time they faced their opponents, they were ready and simply sailed through to victory. The Debate team returned home with various honorary gold and silver medals; but above all, scooped certificates and qualified for the Tournament of Champions.
We also had the chance to visit some of Greece's major sites, such as, Monastiraki Market, Acropolis Museum, Aegina Archeological Museum on Aegina Island, the home of Pheidippides – the Marathon man, and many more. This whole trip, the experience was a great and educative adventure; it was simply legendary!
My most sincere appreciation and acknowledgement go to:
The World Scholar's Team, for providing us with a platform for global participation and excellence
The Great Debaters Organizing Committee especially my colleague Mr. Vincent Okotel and Debate Club President Hussain Bharmal; for your resilience and selfless input,
Our noble parents of the debate students for the support and trust you accorded us with your children,
The school administration for the drive, encouragement and standing by us all through,
The Directors for the invaluable support, parental guardianship and granting us the opportunity to make KIS shine on a global scale. And all of you, who prayed for and wished us well