Debate Mate is a unique, international educational charity dedicated to improving social mobility using cost-effective peer-to-peer debate mentoring.
We run after school debating clubs in areas of high child poverty, facilitated by students at the best universities, which give disadvantaged young people the skills they need to become exceptional young leaders – confidence, interpersonal communication skills and higher order thinking.
We have a strong global presence, operating programmes in Nepal, Africa, Jamaica, the Middle East, and the United States.
We also run bespoke workshops for teachers looking to integrate debating into their classrooms and specialised training for students who want to “debate like a world champion.”
By teaching debating through peer-to-peer mentoring, we empower and inspire participants and provide them with powerful role models to raise their aspirations.