Pioneering series of competitions delivered through internet-based technology

A new approach to literacy development.

Learning to read and write is a fundamental right, but for many children in Kenya, literacy is not being developed to a high enough standard to equip them with the necessary skills to cope with the challenges that they will face throughout their lives.

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Series one

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Competition one

We’re delighted to announce that the winners of the inaugural iMlango Junior Debaters Contest is the aptly named team, Champions.

For the third and final round of competition one, the remaining 10 groups were set the motion:

Some people think girls drop out of school more than boys. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.’

Champions, a group from Kibaokiche primary school, agreed with the motion and supported their stance with convincing points; citing household work, a lack of clean water, lack of proper sanitation and parental bias as reasons why girls drop out of schools more than boys.

Our pupils have taken this debate contest seriously. Their language skills shall never be the same again, because they will learn from one another and in so doing will be an incremental improvement as far as English language is concerned.”
— Teacher, Sambut Primary School

Competition two

For the second round of competition two, the remaining groups in the contest were set the motion:

The girl child is more favoured than the boy child. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.

We’re pleased to inform you that there was a great improvement in this round by students on the articulation of issues.

The team with the highest score in this round were the winners of competition one, Champions from Kibaokiche primary school who achieved a very impressive 82 per cent.

Champions were in favour of the motion and cited NGOs focus within their community on supporting the girl child, the availability of counselling and career guidance for girls where boys are left ‘like lost sheep’, and in later life girls have organisations, such as the Federation of Women Lawyers who protect them. Champions closed their response with ‘Is there any such organisation for boys? Your guess is as good as ours...’.


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 The iMlango Junior Debaters Contest is delivered in partnership by Arimus Media.

The iMlango Junior Debaters Contest is delivered in partnership by Arimus Media.