The Spoken Arts & Debate Society starts the Summer semester off at the Ubuntu Opens

By Fresher Diana

The Spoken Arts & Debate Society (SADS) began the Summer semester on a high note at the Ubuntu Opens. Organized and hosted by Kenyatta University, the first edition of the Ubuntu Opens brought together universities from across the county. Showcasing through ability to use the voice, the tournament created a platform for university students of diverse backgrounds all over Kenya, where one can fully demonstrate and articulate the power of the tongue.

The Spoken Arts & Debate Society is at the forefront of equipping the USIU-Africa community with skills of speech and articulation. SADS was well represented at the Ubuntu Opens, with Sam Kagia serving as the Chief Adjudicator. SADS also took part in the competition, fielding novice teams (Bryan Muchesia, Joshua Wambugu) and Open teams (Louis Gitu, Fresher Diana, Victor Mwendwa, Elsie Sirengo).

SADS emerged as 2nd runners up in the Open category, where it was represented by Victor Mwendwa and Elsie Sirengo. Joshua Wambugu emerged as the 5th best speaker in the Novice category, while Victor Mwendwa was named as the 5th best speaker in the Open Category.

Through the guidance of our club patron, Dr. Quin Juma, SADS seeks to not only achieve proper articulation in speech, but also earn the USIU-Africa community recognition in the debate society. SADS has more upcoming projects including:

  1. The Accra Opens at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana in June 2022.
  2. The East Africa Universities Debate Championship in Arusha, Tanzania in August 2022.
  3. The Pan African Universities Debate Championship at Strathmore University in December 2022.
  4. The Madrid World Universities Debate Championship in December 2022 in Madrid, Spain.

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