Eight schools will be participating in the quarterfinals of the National Debating Championship for Girls 2023 in a competition that has intensified as the debates continue to challenge norms, advocate for empowerment and embrace the importance of online safety, reproductive health gender equality and more.
On Thursday, May 25, 2023, Malama Comprehensive engaged in a clash of ideas with The International School Limited on the topic: “Online Safety Measures Should be Integrated into School Curriculums.” During the debate, a thought-provoking discussion ensued on the crucial need to equip students with the knowledge and skills to safely navigate the digital world.
Simultaneously, Government Model Secondary School locked horns with Beacon High School on the topic: “Sexual and Reproductive Health Should be Taught in Schools.” This debate shed light on the significance of comprehensive sexual education in promoting healthy relationships, informed choices and the well-being of young individuals.
Today, Friday, May 26, 2023, will witness another round of captivating debates. Saint Joseph’s Convent will tackle Providence International on the topic “Marriage is a Patriarchal Institution.” Brace yourselves for an engaging discourse that explores the dynamics of marriage and its impact on gender equality, societal expectations, and personal freedoms.
Simultaneously, Methodist Girls High School will face off against John F. Kennedy School, debating the topic “The Two Major Religions Gravely Undermine the Empowerment of Women.” This debate will delve into the intersection of religion, cultural norms, and women’s empowerment, offering insightful perspectives on the challenges and potential solutions.
Amidst the excitement, it is worth highlighting the remarkable efforts of Marigold, an organization dedicated to supporting girls in their journey towards technological development and online safety. As a proud sponsor of the National Debating Championship for Girls, Marigold empowers young women, equipping them with essential skills to thrive in the digital age.
Marigold’s commitment to bridging the gender gap in technology aligns seamlessly with the championship’s vision of breaking barriers and amplifying girls’ voices. By providing valuable technological resources and education on online safety, Marigold empowers participants to become savvy digital citizens and champions of change.
As the quarterfinals battle continues to gain momentum it is important to celebrate the determination, intellect, and passion exhibited by these remarkable young debaters. Their voices are shaping narratives, challenging stereotypes, and inspiring a brighter, more inclusive future and together we can support these exceptional young women.