Gros Islet Youth Development Council to Host District Debate Competition

Gros Islet has brought home the National Debate Championship two consecutive years and as a means of continuing our community’s reign in the National Competition, the Gros Islet Youth Development Council will be hosting a District Debate Competition.

As a council our mission is “To enhance, encourage and increase participation of Youth in the community of Gros Islet by providing quality resources, training and support; to effect positive youth development and representation at the local, national and regional level”.

The Gros Islet Youth Development Council in collaboration with Digicel will be hosting a debate competition, which will meet the objectives of youth in Gros Islet to experience a professional debate, strengthen their public speaking ability, be able to analyze evidence and construct a persuasive argument.

The competition will allow for eight (8) young individuals between the ages 13 to 16 years to compete against each other in pairs debating topics which reflect a social issue in Saint Lucia. These young people would have:

* Learnt how to express their views in a professional manner

* Strengthen their speech ability

* Reinforced their presentation ability

* Developed tactical research skills

Grand Prize for the competition is $500.00 cash.

Persons may register via https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfeot3EJabDREuQ2E…/viewform or email the council at [email protected]

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