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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

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

First day’s teaching in Nepal

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It  was tiring, but inspiring. The three mentors in Pokhara have just returned to their hostel after their first day teaching at the Samata School up in the nearby foothills. It was an… Continue reading

Touchdown in Nepal

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After a year (or four!) of teaching the Debate Mate core programme in the UK, it’s hard to describe how excited I am about this summer’s programme in Nepal. Over the next three… Continue reading