Debate for Change Tournament
Debate for Change Tournament is a new ACE initiative that originated at the 2018 Spring Conference, award winners were announced for the ACAMIS Service Learning Awards. One of the grants went to students from Dulwich College Beijing who created a debate contest that is designed to raise funds to support charities. It is heartwarming to see student involvement of this kind. ACAMIS has now adopted the debate activity as an annual event and we hope you will become involved. A team of three persons or an individual can take part. Over an exciting two days, students will fundraise and become more aware about local charities through guest speakers, workshops and a knock-on debate competition.
- What is it?
- Who can take part? How many students on a team?
- When and where is it?
- How much does it cost? What will participants get?
- What will students need to do to prepare? How many students on a team?
- Chaperone is Required
- Who are the charities?
- How do I sign up?
The Debate for Change Tournament (DCT) is a student-initiated event designed to bridge service and debating together. Through a knock-on debate competition, we hope to raise awareness for three local charities: HOPE (Horses Offering People Enrichment), the Yunnan Project and MCF (Migrant Children’s Foundation). As DCT is not-for-profit and has the support of the ACAMIS Service Learning Grant, all funds will go towards running costs and local charities. At the end of the competition, the winning teams will be able to choose which charity the money raised from the competition will go towards. In this way, students will grow as critical thinkers, collaborate as debaters, and gain awareness of our local community while interacting with fundraising in a more personal and engaging way.
The participation fee is 300 RMB per person which will include both lunch meals, official merchandise and an incredible opportunity to debate with students from all over Asia. All students will also receive a participation certificate, while top teams will receive trophies and the choice of which charity to support.
The Yunnan Project works towards fundraising for sustaining a local foster home in Kunming. Through annual trips, the Yunnan Project also builds meaningful connections between Dulwich students and the foster children, whilst ensuring that each child in the foster home is able to complete their education through primary and secondary school.
- Beijing International Bilingual Academy (BIBA)
- Canadian International School Beijing (CISB)
- Dulwich College Beijing (DCB)
- Dulwich College Suzhou (DCSZ)
- Dulwich International Highschool Suzhou (DHSZ)
- Nanjing International School (NIS)
- Tsinghua International School (THIS)
- Western Academy of Beijing (WAB)