Weʼre raising £1,000 to help fund Team Zimbabwe to compete in the 2018 World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC)
- 15 days to go
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Zimbabwe is a stunningly beautiful country with people who really know how to live. There's no denying it's been through, and continues to face, turbulent times too.
One of the gems of Zimbabwe is an organisation called the Contemporary Affairs Foundation. For many years it has coached thousands of youngsters, from all walks of life, in the life skills of debating, giving them confidence and helping them build a rounded, knowledgable world view, when travel opportunities are often limited.
CAF has given. Lots. And now it's time to pay back. While most nations are applying for funding from established foundations or governments, Team Zimbabwe doesn't have this guarantee. The hard work and dedication of its staff, not to mention that of the school students who have worked so hard to come in the top 5 of their nation, is once again at risk if they can't find the funds to travel.
If you can donate just a little to this page, it will take some of the stress off the shoulders of the people who should be focusing on their upcoming trip to Zagreb, Croatia, in July. The team is world-class. It's whether they can get to the rest of the world that's the problem.
This justgiving page is set up in my name, as organisations in Zimbabwe are not permitted to fundraise on this platform. I have been attached to CAF for around a decade, and I owe them for the enormous help they have given to me and my work with schools in the UK. Please don't hesitate to contact me or them for details.
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