Dominica’s electricity company, DOMLEC and the Dominica State College have partnered for another year to expose students to great opportunities.
The Dominica State College accepted a $30,000 cheque from DOMLEC on Tuesday morning to help offset the costs of hosting the windward islands debate competition next month.
The State College won the inaugural championship in 2017 in St Lucia and 2018 in St Vincent and the Grenadines and have been challenged to reclaim the 2019 trophy from Grenada.
Trudy Christian, the team coach and Director of Student Activities, says “We at the DSC have really been pushing to keep the art of debate alive…. The public speaking skills that are very much needed in our society are enhanced by the practice of debate.
Director of DOMLEC, Cecil Joseph says his organisation is pleased to invest in this avenue that promotes research in these times of instantly accessible information.
“We are very proud to be associated with you the students.”
It is an investment, he said, explaining that DOMLEC earns profits off consumers of which a sum is going to their children to facilitate the event.
He went further to issue a challenge to the team to win the championship for the third time for individual cash prizes from DOMLEC.
The selected debaters who will represent Dominica at the Goodwill Parish Hall on March 6th and 7th are Zorah-Marie Xavier, Khahill-Akil Richards, Elleen Commodore and Sky George.
They will argue on the subjects of youth in climate change, medical marijuana and the pharmaceutical companies and youth in politics.