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Nepal Week One!

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photo credit: James Waterfield Bhaktapur Debate Mate Nepal has always been a great success and the 2017 team of mentors aimed to make it even better. The first few days in Nepal saw… Continue reading

Debate Mate Rwanda 2017: Review

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What a ride. Debate Mate Rwanda 2017 is over, and there are many stories to tell. 2 cities, 3 competitions and over 400 students later, here is a review of our adventure. This… Continue reading

Debate Mate Rwanda 2017 : Welcome

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Debate Mate Rwanda has returned! The programme leaders have arrived, and the mentors are on their way out here. Excitement is building. The programme is now taking shape, venues scouted, and signup forms… Continue reading

Kenya Week 3: The Return of the Kakuyuni Kings!

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This week being our last was certain to be met with sadness; however, knowing we would be reunited with 6 of our students from Kakuyuni Secondary school who would be joining us as… Continue reading

Kenya Week 2: Watamu, Dabaso, Kirepwe

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After our week spent with the Kings of Kakayuni Boys’ School, it was incredibly interesting to embark upon our time with the Kings and Queens of this week’s mixed-sex primary schools. Exclaims, excitement… Continue reading

Nepal, Wonderful Nepal!

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Our experience in Kathmandu was hectic to say the least. Figuring out a new country, schooling system and culture while avoiding suspicious curries and ‘best quality’ prices was tricky. But much like the… Continue reading

Rwanda Week Three: DM International

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(On our way to a Rwandan wedding!)  After a beautiful weekend in the ‘Auberge de Gisenyi’, by Lake Kivu, we endured a surreal three hour bus journey to arrive at the homely “Red… Continue reading

Week Two in Rwanda: DM International

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As the sun dawned on the first day of our second week, all the mentors were excited to meet their next team of students. This week we were teaching only at government funded… Continue reading

Week One in Rwanda

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Having only limited time in Kigali with a lot planned meant the first week was going to be very busy and tiring. We were soon to learn that this was going to be… Continue reading

Kenya Week 1: Meeting the Kings of Kakuyuni

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Chants, competition and confidence are the three words which best describe this week’s journey. The passionate Kakuyuni boys had us in hysterics at the talent show and astounded us in the final debate,… Continue reading