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!!