Afghans for Progressive Thinking organized Balkh Debating Championship at Nokhbagan University on 10-11 Aug 2017 with the goal of promoting a culture of tolerance, openness and respect by providing students with opportunities to engage in contemporary issues.

Students from APT debate clubs in Balkh attended the two-day competition and debated in five rounds after which Farman Jan Enayat and Neelofar Ahmad from Nokhbagan University were introduced as Champions and Ramin Mansoory and Ismail Noorzad from Balkh University were identified as the best speakers of the tournament. Meanwhile, Ziaullah Arify won the Best Adjudicator award. With this, Balkh contingent for 2017 National Debating Championships is completed and we congratulate APT staff and debaters in Balkh for their excellent work. (One more step closer to the Nationals!)

Final Round of Balkh Debating Championship

Final Round of Balkh Debating Championship

Professors and students from Nokhbagan Univeristy

Professors and students from Nokhbagan Univeristy

Judge Orientation

Judge Orientation