QatarDebate Center (QD), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has been invited to attend the first Jordan Schools Arabic Debate Championship organised by the Jordanian Ministry of Education, at the Royal Palace of Culture in Al Hussein Youth City, Kingdom of Jordan.
800 students representing 200 schools in Jordan competed in the championship, in the presence of officials from the Jordan Ministry of Education and senior officials and deputies of the Jordanian Council. QatarDebate Community Engagement Manager Jamal Al Baker led the guest delegation from Qatar.
Al Baker expressed his thanks and appreciation for the generous hospitality and good reception of the hosts, praising the well-organised championship.
The final debate was marked by intense competition between the two teams, which was characterised by a spirit of encouragement and good performance for both, indicating good preparation, love of competition, and spread of the art of debate and critical thinking among school students. This is what we seek in QatarDebate, to deliver the centre’s message to the world.’
Former debater Ahmed Quzli said the credit goes to QatarDebate centre and what they have learned from programmes and educational materials it issued previously.
We have started three years ago to organise local debate tournaments and qualify school students to participate in international tournaments, like the students of Jordanian universities, to nominate distinguished students to represent the Kingdom of Jordan in the International Schools Arabic Debate Championship in Qatar.’
He said that the support they receive from QatarDebate and the Ministry of Education in Jordan is so valuable in expanding the base of debate between school students and in a systematic way. They plan to activate debate tournaments among all schools in Jordan by 2025.