Monthly Archive: August, 2012

Introducing Sanjay: a very inspirational teacher.

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We arrived at the Samata school in Pokhara every morning to the sound of the whole school singing and praying, whilst lined up in rows and getting warmed up for the day’s learning… Continue reading

Neih Hou from Hong Kong

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After teaching for weeks in a hot, cramped and minimal bamboo classroom in Nepal, it took a moment to get over the initial shock of comfortable teaching conditions and access to facilities beyond… Continue reading

Jamaica – Trench Town Week 2

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Some comments from our mentors that joined us for week 2 of teaching at Boystown School, Trenchtown, Kingston. Jason: As we travelled down the bumpy and unkept road towards the school we would… Continue reading

Debate Mate Cup fever hits Pokhara

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I mentioned to my year 9 class near the beginning of my time in Pokhara that debating was about more than just talking about Nepal. I told them, in time, they would have… Continue reading

Final week’s teaching in Pokhara

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After two weeks spent learning the ropes and practicing fervently, this Wednesday and Thursday the children at the Samata School in Pokhara will have their first taste of competitive debating. It has been… Continue reading

Greetings from Team Bhaktapur, Nepal

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From Saad: We arrived in Bhaktapur on Sunday 29 July and delivered a successful and thoroughly enjoyed show debate and began our first lessons on Monday. We are currently teaching three classes as… Continue reading

Week Two Round Up

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Namaste. Out in Pokhora the days are long but the weeks are short. It’s come around quickly but we are more than halfway through the programme and pressing on hard to next week’s… Continue reading

Pokhara High Life

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After an eventful long-weekend’s holiday in Kathmandu, the Pokhara team have returned to their lakeside surroundings (sans Fran) for the second week of teaching. We thought we’d lost Bobby for 48 hours in the… Continue reading

Jamaica – Trench Town Week One

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Hello from the Jamaica team! Debate Mate Jamaica Week One: Ben: The blend of excitement and trepidation that I woke up to at 5am on the first morning would stay with me for… Continue reading