Debate for Aid Inaugural Tournament

2021 — Online, FL/US

Welcome, the following tournament is brought to you be a student led charity organization called Debate for Aid, in conjunction with Christopher Columbus High School in Miami Fl. Cost will be via donation, $20 per BP team, and $30 per WSD team. Schools who cannot afford the donation entry, please contact me directly and we can work something out. To keep costs low, the debates will be run via zoom. The tourney will have a British Parli and World Schools events and will have uni/college, high school, and Open Spanish divisions. I, Gabriel de Tuya, am head coach at the school and am assisting my students in this service project. Registration fees and donations are being routed through the organizations' GoFundMe page (https://gf.me/u/yn5cws).Though I will be helping facilitate the debate, it is very much propped up by the aspirations and ideas of a few of my debaters. Their mission is outlined below:

Seeing the negative effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had throughout the world, and the need for sanitation and health products, we decided to do our part to help. Debate for Aid is planning an online debate in the British Parliamentary format in order to raise money to help the people that have been affected by this pandemic. The money raised from this tournament will be used to buy personal hygiene products, such as masks, hand sanitizers and more. These products will be given to children in need, both locally and internationally, in order decrease the negative impact this pandemic has had on the world. The tournament will have debates in the British Parliamentary debate and World Schools debate format. There will be a couple of different divisions, in order to accommodate all of the debaters, as well as Spanish divisions. The debates will be held online on the Zoom video conferencing app. Each team will get to debate 3 times, then the top four teams of the division will go to the final round. In regards to where the funds from the debate tournament are going, 50% of the proceeds will being going to The Save the Children Fund while the remaining 50% will be used to purchase hygiene and sanitation products such as face mask/hand sanitizer. The intent of these proceeds are to help underprivileged children in developing nations, like our birth countries Mexico and Ecuador. - Jan Andretta, Ryan McMillan, & Marcelo Andreu - founders of Debate for Aid

 Instagram: @debateforaid

Please direct inquires to:

Gabriel de Tuya, Coach at CCHS: gdetuya@columbushs.com