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Namaste from Bhaktapur Nepal

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Namaste! After arriving in Bhaktapur we were very excited and travelled straight to our Samata school. This comprised of bamboo buildings surrounded by a giant (emphasis on giant) mud puddle. We were approached… Continue reading

Welcome to Rwanda! Debate Mate 2016

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We arrived in Kigali, (pronounced Chi-gali), on Thursday evening, tired and unsure of which country we were in after 16 long hours of travel. Kigali airport is certainly strict on their visa applications, resulting… Continue reading

Mexico Week 1 – Breaking New Ground

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Over the past week, UK mentors have been delivering Debate Mate’s programme in Mexico City for the first time in the organisation’s history. Here is one mentor’s summary of the first week. My fellow… Continue reading

Jamaica Week 2- Making breakthroughs in Ocho Rios

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Over the past week, UK mentors have been delivering Debate Mate’s programme in the deprived area of Steertown, Kingston alongside Jamaican mentors. A majority of the students attending belonged to a summer intervention… Continue reading

Kigali, History and Memory

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When we first arrived in Kigali the majority of us had very little knowledge of Rwandan history and culture, we were all aware of the tragic genocide that took place in 1994, but… Continue reading

Jamaica Week 1 – Boystown, Kingston

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Over the past week, UK mentors have been delivering Debate Mate’s programme in the deprived area of Boystown, Kingston alongside Jamaican mentors. Here is one mentor’s recap of the week. As we entered… Continue reading

The 2015 Summer International Programmes take off

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We’re excited to announce that this year, 22 mentors will be setting off to schools in Jamaica, Mexico, and Rwanda to deliver Debate Mate’s programme abroad. In Jamaica, we will be working in… Continue reading

DM Nepal: Building Bonds in Bhaktapur

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A picture is worth a thousand words… A debatable topic for those who champion language in a country where arts and craft are so dominant. As a debater one cannot cease to express… Continue reading

DM Rwanda 2014: Musanze

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By the time week three came around the group was fully into the swing of teaching. The first few weeks had been a roaring success and there was no reason why the third… Continue reading

DM Nepal: Modernisation and Love Marriage in Pokhara

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Four of us spent the three weeks of our DM international programme in Pokhara, a town nestled on the shores of the idyllic Lake Phewa, far smaller and relaxed than hectic Kathmandu. In… Continue reading