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raised of £15,000 target by 3 supporters

    Weʼve raised £90 to Donate to Montserrat Community College Debating Club to help host the Leeward Islands Debating Competition (LIDC)

    Funded on Wednesday, 13th May 2020

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    Debating is a vehicle for success for young people around the world. The promotion of debating from a young age engages participants with the most pressing issues of the day, teaches them how to argue constructively and promotes their confidence and self-esteem. Through debate, our youth will learn vital research skills and the importance of structured argument. These are life skills which are not easily taught elsewhere. Montserrat could benefit significantly from cultivating debaters who will be our leaders and thinkers of tomorrow.

    Calling all debaters, public speakers, Montserratians and people who love Montserrat and its people:

    Montserrat plays host to approximately 110 young people and their chaperones from 6 islands within the Eastern Caribbean as they host the Leeward Islands Debating Competition (LIDC) from February 26 2020 to March 2 2020.
    The LIDC was started in 1972 by the late Dr J A George Irish with the aim of bringing together students from the region to debate issues relevant to the region.
    The Montserrat Community College and its Debaters still need to raise an additional £15,000 in order to host the LIDC. If you are a Montserratian abroad, a past or present debater or public speaker, a lover of Montserrat and its people or even an individual who understands the power of getting young people speaking and debating topics that affect them and their communities; please help me raise the additional £15,000 Montserrat needs to play their part in carrying on the vision of a connected Caribbean where young people have the skills needed to speak out on issues that affect the region.

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    • Daphne Furlonge4 years ago
      Daphne Furlonge

      Daphne Furlonge

      4 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you to those who have already donated. I know that to some raising the amount seems like an insurmountable task but I know that we can do it. We are raising the amount both on and off line. This page simply gives those who cannot donate off line, for example Montserratians and supporters who are abroad, a chance to make a contribution to Montserrat, the Montserrat Community College, the debating society and the building of a generation of young people with the confidence and ability to research and speak on topics that affect our region.

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    • Daphne Furlonge4 years ago
      Daphne Furlonge

      Daphne Furlonge

      4 years ago

      To date we have had several off line promises of support which will cover just over half of the amount we need to raise. We know that there is more to come. We ask those Montserratians abroad: especially in the UK, USA and Canada to take this opportunity to make a contribution to the development of our beloved Montserrat and Caribbean. You can do this by supporting our youth - the youth who we all acknowledge are our future.

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    • David Owen

      David Owen

      Jan 16, 2020

      Good luck

      £30.00

    • Ryan Kohli & Henry Gordon

      Ryan Kohli & Henry Gordon

      Jan 15, 2020

      Let’s put on a world-class competition showcasing the brilliance of our Montserratian youth!

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 14, 2020

      I wish you success raising the funds you need.

      £20.00

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    Daphne Furlonge

    Daphne Furlonge

    I am an Accountant and Teacher who believes in the power of public speaking and debating as a tool for development. I am on a 1 year contract teaching Accounting and Entrepreneurship at the Montserrat Community College. I am also co-staff sponsor of the college's Debating Club

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