- Madison & Christian, a strong team of debaters from Atlanta has made history after winning Harvard’s international debate competition
- This becomes the 3rd consecutive time the Atlanta-based Harvard Diversity Project sends home the trophy
- The two are also the first Black girl and the youngest Black boy to win
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History has been made in grand style as the first Black girl and the youngest Black boy win Harvard’s international debate competition.
The exciting news was declared by the Harvard Diversity Project in a post sighted by Legit.ng on the official Instagram handle of the entity.
It is reported that this becomes the third consecutive year that the Atlanta-based Harvard Diversity Project sends home the championship from Harvard’s international debate competition.
Even more exciting, the formidable team that comprised Madison & Christian was declared victorious by the panel of judges in a perfect 5-0 winning ballot.
Due to the lack of diversity in higher education, specifically in the country’s highest-ranking universities, many institutions created different programs to close the gap to give youth from all socio-economic backgrounds a chance at a high-quality education.
Atlanta's Harvard Diversity Project (HPD) was instituted for this purpose so that high school students can participate in different activities sponsored through the Ivy League university.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Hallowed Olaoluwa, a 30-year-old Nigerian, is one of Africa’s youngest doctor of mathematics and a professor.
He got his bachelor's degree at the age of 14, double bachelor's degree at 17, before he went ahead to get his masters in mathematics and physics at 19.
It should be noted that he got two masters as a teenager, making his a very special case in the Central African Republic. He was born on September 27, 1989.
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He came back to his birth country, Nigeria, in 2011 and got his PhD at the University of Lagos in mathematics within the space of three years. That made him the youngest student with a doctorate degree in Africa in the field at the age of 24.
In other news, the founder of Slum2School, Otto Orondaam, proffered a very big solution to the problem of learning in this period when children are forced out of school by the coronavirus.
He announced his organisation has made it possible for 948 kids to learn remotely with their first Virtual Learning Classroom in Africa.
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