Skills for life

Funding level: £5,001 to £10,000

Description

World Debate Club is a weekly Debate Club for young people aged 16-24yrs in North and East London (Hackney, Tower Hamlets, and Islington). It is unique in that young people will debate with their peers each month around the world via video conferencing. Our weekly Wednesday afternoon sessions develop self-esteem and confidence alongside critical thinking skills with a specific aim to improve their inter-cultural fluency, social networks and life chances of young people. By attending World Debate Club young people will learn to master the art of persuasion, pick up techniques that can improve their grades in school or college and support them into higher education, develop 21st Century employment skills, learn about politics, the world and democracy, learn to think critically and speak confidently in public.

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The young people we work with face multiple barriers including access to opportunities, low aspirations and suffer from discrimination leaving them marginalised in society. We are driven to help these young people reach their dreams by honing their skills and by providing a platform to be heard.

Location: London