Spoken Arts and Debate Society (SADS) takes part in the Climate Change Café

By Fresher Diana

The Spoken Arts and Debate Society (SADS)was honored to be invited to the First Climate Change café that took place on Friday, July 1 at Ngong Hills Hotel. Chosen to represent USIU-Africa as speakers and observers were Fresher Diana, Kashaka Jeremiah, Elsie Sirengo, Louis Gitu, Victor Mwendwa and Candy Margaret.

The Climate Change Café is an open, inclusive space where people get together to discuss and act on climate change, an increasingly urgent issue facing our planet. The Climate Change Café welcomes the youth to join the conversation, get involved and find solutions.

Fresher Diana, SADS Chair, was chosen to take part in the Climate Change Debate, an activity where representatives are chosen to argue for their side and support their stance. The event had no shortage of climate change activists, Professors and organizations serving as key speakers on the issue of Climate Change. The Society got the opportunity to learn from and interact with these champions of activism.

The event featured a variety of key speakers from all over Africa, including Pooven Moodley, a human rights lawyer and social justice activist from South Africa. He currently serves as the founding director of Natural Justice, a nonprofit that takes legal action against environmental crimes such as ecocide.

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

  1. Participating in the Belgrade World Universities Debate Championship in July 2022;
  2. Organizing and hosting the Ikenga Debate Competition in July 2022;
  3. Attending the East Africa Universities Debate Championship in Arusha, Tanzania in August 2022;
  4. Participating in the Pan African Universities Debate Championship at Strathmore University in December 2022;
  5. Participating in the Madrid World Universities Debate Championship in December 2022 in Madrid, Spain.

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