The main goal of this project was to leave a green legacy. By green legacy, we mean a long-term positive impact for protection of the environment. It is expected that students know about the importance of the environment and its protection manners, the benefits of trees, clean environment, being encouraged for planting, and know how they can recycle and reuse materials.
During February 2021, APT organized its Alumni gathering for its debaters, judges, volunteers and APT’s former colleagues. During the event, APT Kabul colleagues briefed the participants about the recent changes of APT and its activities, new initiatives and requested the participants to share their impact stories and their ideas and insightful suggestions regarding the quality of debate and their support and contribution in the future.
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.
“APT’s activities in provinces do not halt despite all the ongoing challenges. Considering social distancing and safety measures, APT conducted an intensive 4-hour debate training workshop for the newly-recruited debaters of Aria University in Balkh province. This training commenced on November 17th and ended on 18th 2020. Following this, they are thoroughly practicing to be prepared for the upcoming Intervarsity Debating competitions in Balkh.”