: Debate

Celebration of International Women‘s Day

During March 2021, debate club leadership with coordination of APT team in Kabul, Herat, Balkh, Kandahar, Badakhshan and Samangan provinces celebrated International women day. In these events, they conducted debate rounds, panel discussions and speeches to discuss the importance of women in a community, challenges, and opportunities they face in various phases of their lives.

The sole purpose of the events was to appreciate the achievements of women in term of peace, selfreliability and education.

Debate Training

During February 2021, APT organized a series of debate trainings for the newly recruited debaters at Tabesh University and Prof Rabbani University in Kabul province. In these sessions, the participants learned about British Parliamentary Debate format. This enables the students to learn about the basics of debate and critical thinking. Furthermore, the advance trainings enabled them to develop arguments and how to offer insightful details for the proposed motions.

Balkh Intervarsity Debate Tournament

On January 15 and 16, 2021, debaters from Balkh, Aria, Rahnaward, Taj, Nukhbagan and Mawlana universities in Balkh took part in one and a half-day debate tournament at Taj University of Balkh Province. Students engaged in a peaceful exchange of views and ideas, presented logical argumentation and reasoning on the topics around peace, justice, education during the pandemic, and women’s rights. Besides debating, students took part in fun activities that contributed to building a network among them. Two debaters from Balkh University, Miss Narges Rasuli, and Miss Rezwana Rahimi received the championship award and Mr. Sayed Sulaiman Usmani of Nukhbagan University secured the best speaker’s award. Mr. Naser Sadat –an expert debater and judge of our tournament, secured the best Judge’s award of the tournament.

Demo debate on women’s day

On 26th March 2019, APT organized a round of demo debate in order to celebrate International Women’s Day in Balkh.

Students from different universities participated and showed their utmost dedication and interest in debate programs organized by APT.

MOU with Rahnaward University

On March 13th, 2019, APT signed a MoU with Rahnaward University of Mazar Sharif.

The purpose of signing this MoU is to strengthen the collaboration of APT with Rahnaward University and recruit avid debaters, in order to organize debate training and practice workshops for them.

Demo debate on women’s participation in bringing social change

On Tuesday, 26th March 2019, APT organized a round of demo debate in order to honor women and their active participation in bringing change in the society.

Students from four universities; Kabul, Avicenna, Kardan and PDI participated. We were very intrigued by debaters’ high level of enthusiasm, commitment, and dedication. Avicenna University debater won this one round of debate.