Saturday, October 16, 2010

Kalibobo Spirit Trip around Madang town.

 Trip aboard Kalibobo Spirit, Madang. Courtesy of Sir Peter Barter 

 I think this is already late for me to put this up but I gotta show this to you all. This is realy cool...We had a trip aboard Kalibobo spirit around Madang town (coourtesy of Madang Resort - Sir Peter Barter) after all the debates were over. It was just wonderful and everyone realy enjoyed the day coz onboard with us was Sir Peter Barter, the owner of the boat and his crew plus some of the debate officials. We got on the jet ski with Peter as well and we all had a great time together...just the best way to celebrate.

Man it was just so much fun!!!


Up on the top deck. (Reginald, Me, Gloria, Angie & Fabien)
View from the top deck.
A few drinks to cool off the hot sun. (Danny, Reginald, Me)
Getting onboard Kalibobo Spirit

UPNG Team & Danny

The 2010 National HIV Youth Debate Team Photos nice pics...hehehe..Here are the teams that took part.

Team DWU

f/row; Deborah P.,Isidore S.,Reginald M.,Danny P. b/row; Fabien H.,Picky A.,Gloria A.,Allan K.

Team PAU

Team Goroka





This is the whole group of students who took part. The photo was taken inside DWU Staff Dining Hall

Thursday, October 14, 2010

2010 National HIV Youth Debate

2010 National HIV Youth Debate.

The PNG National HIV Youth Debates, that was held in Divine Word University was a success. The NHYD, an initiative of Sir Peter Barter National Aids Council Chairman took place during the month of June for almost a week and the event was well attended by all students and local Madang town residents and some distinguished guests as well.

Schools that took part include Divine Word University (host), University of PNG, University of Technology, Pacific Adventist University, University of Goroka and the University of Natural Resources, Vudal. The debates were held for 3 days and all schools took part. I was the team leader for the DWU Team and here is a photo of the team.
(From l-r: Danny P, Gloria A, Isidore S, Mellisa K, Fabien H, Allan K, and Me. Deborah P missing)
All schools had to form two teams to compete and all teams took part but only DWU and PAU went into the finals, it was a pretty tough but I guess one sided debate. The results were to our dismay, we thought we got it...but the win was given to PAU. The chief adjudicator for the final debate was a student from UOG and it was so obvious after the debate that the win was DWU's but that didnt happen. but anyway we really enjoyed the event and looking foward to the next debates. This time DWU is taking the trophy back. We were runner-ups this year but not next year.
All the Best to our next years team. GO DIWAI!!