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 1, 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
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Competition two

For the first round of competition two, groups were set the motion:

‘Sickness is the biggest factor which makes pupils absent from school. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.’

We’re pleased to inform you that more students engaged with the contest this time around, with a total of 515 groups submitting an answer compared with 452 for the first round of competition one – an increase of 14 per cent. 

The team with the highest score in this round were ‘Ronaldo’ who scored an impressive 82 per cent. We're now busy preparing for the second round, which is scheduled to begin once the students are back after the holidays. 

 

Be part of this exciting LITERACY INITIATIVE

We need the support of organisations and members of the wider community for this pioneering initiative, and your sponsorship will help iMlango deliver improved learning outcomes for the nation’s children.

If you are interested in supporting the iMlango Junior Debaters Contest, please contact us by clicking the button below.

 

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

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