Greetings from Team Bhaktapur, Nepal
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 well as a daily after school club together with a new Samata school which Jane and Mita are loving.
The first thing that took us aback was the sheer enthusiasm of the students and their eagerness to learn which has got stronger each day, coupled with their politeness and a second to none courteous attitude towards their teachers and peers. We have covered basic debating terminology and rules with them which were put to good use by the students today during their first debate on THWB strikes with students showing great confidence and thought in tackling the motion from both sides. Watch this space as these students slowly but surely take over the world!