Debates for Schools
The Binta Barry Foundation recognizes the importance of developing critical thinking, communication skills, and leadership qualities among students. To this end, the Foundation has initiated debates and speech competitions for schools in The Gambia.
The debates and speech competitions provide a platform for students to express their opinions, share their ideas, and develop their public speaking and communication skills. The competitions are open to all schools in The Gambia, and the topics are chosen to reflect current issues and challenges facing the country and the world.
The Foundation works with schools and educational institutions to organize the competitions and to provide training and technical support to students and teachers. The competitions are judged by a panel of experts drawn from academia, civil society, and the private sector, and prizes are awarded to the winners.
The debates and speech competitions are an important tool for promoting critical thinking, civic engagement, and leadership qualities among students. The competitions provide a forum for students to express their opinions and to engage in constructive dialogue with their peers, which is essential for building a culture of tolerance and respect for diversity.
In addition, the competitions provide an opportunity for students to develop their communication skills, including public speaking, research, and argumentation. These skills are essential for success in higher education and in the workplace, and the competitions help to prepare students for future academic and professional endeavors.
Overall, the debates and speech competitions for schools are an important part of the Binta Barry Foundation's efforts to promote education and leadership development in The Gambia. The Foundation recognizes the critical role of education in promoting sustainable development and is committed to supporting efforts to develop the next generation of leaders in The Gambia.