International Debate Education Association-uk

International Debate Education Association-uk

Charity information

International Debate Education Association-uk

Our vision is to ‘fuel the power of persuasion’ and by doing so provide marginalised young people the opportunity to develop advocacy and employability skills enabling them to be active, open, tolerant citizens in the 21st Century.

Founded 2010

  • Mission statement

    We promote social mobility and social inclusion of marginalised groups in society by developing 21st Century skills such as critical thinking, critical consumption, divergent thinking, analysis, public speaking, active listening, advocacy and teamwork by mentoring them to debate issues important to them in weekly Debate Clubs and tournaments.

    In short we empower the enlightened community leaders of the next generation.

    Our charitable objectives include:
    • Developing the life, citizenship and employability skills of marginalised youth informally through debate education.
    • The promotion of cultural sensitivity and intercultural learning and dialogue between ethnic groups and faiths;
    • Fostering international understanding between individuals from different countries and building links between communities all over the world;
    • Enhancing awareness and knowledge of important issues affecting the lives of young people and the communities in which they live;
    • Empowering members of communities by providing them with skills central to participation in civil society, including public speaking, critical thinking, research and the creation of values and spaces that encourage open and fair discussion;
    • Promoting the understanding and exercise of human rights;
    • Combating racism, xenophobia and social exclusion through the promotion of critical thinking through debate and open discourse.

  • Aims

    International Debate Education Association-uk aims to:

    • Developing the life, citizenship and employability skills of marginalised youth including young women and girls informally through debate education.
    • Combating racism, xenophobia and social exclusion through the promotion of critical thinking through debate and open discourse.
    • The promotion of cultural sensitivity and intercultural learning and dialogue between ethnic groups and faiths;
    • Enhancing awareness and knowledge of important issues affecting the lives of young people and the communities in which they live;
  • Overview

    Established: December 2010

    Registered Charity Number: 1139452

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 07590056917

    Address: City Tub, Fredericks Place, London EC2R 8AE

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