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raised of £1,250 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £489 to Support Debate Mate's Nepal International Programme

    Funded on Wednesday, 12th June 2019

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    Some of you might know that, until last Friday, I volunteered at a primary school with the educational charity Debate Mate. During my weekly sessions I had the pleasure of mentoring Year Fives and Year Sixes in debating. Some of you might also know that I was a Debate Mate kid myself, and I can honestly say that this charity massively built up my confidence, public speaking skills, and leadership abilities.

    Photo of my school after participating in the Debate Mate Cup. Yes, I am in the photo.

    So, it was a complete privilege to be selected for their international programme to Nepal, which takes mentors from the UK to teach Nepali children. I’ve gone to Nepal for the past two summers, it’s where my parents are from, where most of my family live and where I’m surrounded by my culture. I’m so grateful for what Debate Mate has done for me, and I’d love to continue being part of the work they do.

    Sooooooo this means I need to fundraise £1250 for the cost of teaching the programme. I know the rise of voluntourism is a massively underrated issue, and I’d hate to contribute to it. But the mentors chosen for this programme are not unskilled students looking to build some houses while on holiday. They’re committed, highly professional and skilled individuals who understand the difference this programme can make to a child’s development. It’s a lot of money, but I’m so so so thankful for anything you can donate.

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      • Chandika Prbashi

        Chandika Prbashi

        May 31, 2019

        Good Luck!


      • Iman Tabassum

        Iman Tabassum

        May 30, 2019


      • Anonymous


        May 29, 2019


      • Anonymous


        May 28, 2019


      • Hependra Rai

        Hependra Rai

        May 28, 2019


      • Luke Ducas

        Luke Ducas

        May 22, 2019

        Your doing great sweetie x


      • Kate Jones

        Kate Jones

        May 22, 2019

        So amazing - ty for being an angel !


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