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Sunhak Old Students organize Debating, Spelling Competition

On the 30th of November 2022, Sunhak Old Students’ Association was launched at an auspicious ceremony at the school grounds, Mayemie, Allen Town in Freetown.

The theme for the event was Encouraging Public Speaking Among Pupils with a debate and spelling bee competition among eight (8) schools including Sunhalk, Eman, Safer Future, Queen Elizabeth, Zion Mission, Evangelical and Victory Primary and Junior Secondary Schools.

The topic for the debate was ‘Who is Responsible for the Massive Teenage Pregnancy: Parents or Children.’

Abigail Christiana Bangura of Sunhalk Primary and Junior Secondary won the first prize with 85% followed by other winners with 80%, 60% and 45% respectively.

The program started with opening prayers by Ambassador Junisa Wiltron Jambai who also introduced the chairperson for the occasion, Alpha Umar Farouk Jalloh.

In his welcome statement, Alpha Umar Farouk Jalloh commended all for gracing the event and called on the judges to introduce themselves.

The chief judge was Ansumana F. Kanu followed by the second, Huldah Imah Paul, an activist and advocator for youths and children and the third Bilkissu Jalloh, also an activist, peace advocate and founder of the Bilkissu Foundation.

In his statement, the chief judge assured all of a fair and transparent judgement, that the competition is not all about winning but participating and identifying the best debater and speller and commended the teachers for doing their best to prepare the participants.

A purse with an undisclosed amount donated by Ambassador Bilkissu Jalloh and other prizes including books, pens, rulers and learning materials were presented to the winners.

The highlight of the event was the presentation of the prizes to the winners.

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