By Kautar Abd
By Kautar Abd
The camp, which consisted of two one-day tournaments and three days of training, was hosted at the campus of Direct English.
The camp was run by Mr. Soufiane Choubani and Ms. Ilona Alexandra as part of an attempt to gather together Morocco’s brightest and best young speakers.
From all over Morocco, students came to attend–from Marrakesh, Fez, Ifrane and Tangier. This is especially impressive because all of the students are currently on their summer break, which means that they sacrificed their time and effort after finishing school to do more schooling.
But in the end, the sacrifices paid off. These twelve young debaters and budding future leaders, spent their summer days discussing the finer points of rhetoric, argumentation and speaking style. Over the course of two full-day debate competitions, two “best speakers” were chosen: Rim Belkouadsi, a team member at the Moroccan National Debate Team, and a standout newcomer from Ifrane, Amine Naitlho.
The camp is just one of many, many efforts to prepare the Moroccan National Debate Team for the coming international competition in Thailand, and if their performance last week is any indication, good things are coming in the future.
For any budding young debaters (ages 14-22) who are interested in attending debate camp but couldn’t make it this time, there will be a second camp this August (August 25-28), so register here (http://teammorocco.org/camp/) if you are interested.
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