By Shout-Africa correspondent – Young and promising debater Primrose Fadzai Mahlatini said she has high hopes of raising her country’s flag at the forthcoming World Universities Debate Championship slated for Berlin in Germany should she qualify for the scholarship.
Mahlatini a Nugget debate and public speaking champion (2007) told shout-africa.com that she had kept her practicing routine ahead of the confirmation of scholarship of those attending to be announced late September.
“I am confident that all will be well and a praying that l get accepted for this prestigious event.
“l believe all will be in order, and should l get accepted this will be my chance to show the world that everyone has potential the only thing that separates us from our greatness is the access to resources,” said Mahlatini who made history as one of the youngest female debaters at Zimbabwe National Debate Championship (ZNDC) in August.
The 2013-Berlin WUDC which has estimated investment of over £1000 is conveyed by Patrick Ehmann.The debaters fair received an over whelming support from Open Society Foundation, a funding that will comprehensively cover speakers and adjudicators depending on needs.
The scholarship will support participation of 30 teams and 50 adjudicators to be selected from a pool of application from across the world. Participants in the programme will be automatically allocated team slots, independent of other registration modalities. Individuals currently registered for the WUDC Berlin 2013 are not eligible for participation in the programme. The registration fee (including accommodation, transfers and meals) and visa fees will be completely covered for all programme participants. Travel costs will be covered proportionally on the basis of need and according to available funding. Upon acceptance to the programme, participants will be notified of the level of travel funding for which they are eligible. The programme includes a fully funded two-day training event before the WUDC Berlin 2013, on December 26th and 27th.