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10 January 2012

Launching Debating Mate Worldwide‏

Debate Mate, a charity that works in the poorest parts of the UK teaching debating and this year we're all set to take this to the world. We send top university debaters into schools around the world to teach debating. Check out the promo video for more information:

We have secured funding for a number of places globally and want to continue to branch out the new places in Africa, America, The Middle East, and Asia and we therefore really need the support of the debating community to act as mentors around the world. We were recently in Israel and Palestine and we were overwhelmed with how supportive the Debaters of Israel were!

Debate Mate empowers young people and creates the leaders of tomorrow. We send top university debaters into areas of high child-poverty, to run after-school debating clubs, through which children improve their verbal intelligence and higher-order thinking skills.

Our core programme has been running in the UK for four years and reaches over 2,000 young people a week across four cities. Farther afield, we have successfully taught our programme to disadvantaged schoolchildren in Nepal, Palestine/Israel, and Boston.

This year we are expanding our international work in a big way, with a concerted launch of Debate Mate Worldwide. In addition to those countries already mentioned, we expect to be running summer schemes in India, the UAE, Kenya, Uganda, Jamaica, South Africa and Rwanda. We are looking for motivated 'world-changers' to help us reach even more young people and change even more lives. This is open to ALL debaters Worldwide.

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