According to the organizers, over 80 schools drawn from within Montserrado County are expected to partake in the exercise which is expected to commence at the climax of the current school calendar year.
In a meeting last week, the company Vice President for Marketing and Sale, Tal Hendler, told organizers of the event that the exercise requires research and as a mobile phone company, it is necessary for them to give full support.
“Cellcom will create a platform that will allow all 80 participant school debate teams to do research free on the Internet as well as communicate free of charge,” Mr. Hendler added.
He mentioned also his company will develop a short code system for students from participating schools and the public to enable them vote for the best team during each match, and win prizes including internet stick, Smart phones, scratch cards and many fabulous items that will be given at the following game.
“By extension, we agreed to fund the rental of a hall for the zone stage final; sound system, and provide medals for the finalists, as well as provide a surprise package. Cellcom will also provide certificates for all members of the debate teams,” he averred.
He said Cellcom will definitely live up to its commitment, “because we care to promote for the future of Liberian children for the good of the society”.
Alex Devine, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Devine Events and Consultancy, representing the organizers, lauded the company for its intervention to make the debate more competitive.
He indicated that the organizers are committed to ensuring that the competition meets expectation.