Powering social change - Learn today, lead tomorrow.


Debate Mate is a wonderful organisation which inspires children. The debating groups and training programmes are first class.
— Sir Michael Wilshaw, Former Chief Inspector, Ofsted

Debate Mate powers social change in schools across the world. Our programme in schools is an innovative solution to the problem of social immobility amongst young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by teaching them key skills—communication (speaking and listening), teamwork, leadership and higher-order thinking—and thereby creating exceptional young leaders from areas of high child poverty.

Money raised through Debate Mate are reinvested into our charitable programme - Debate Mate Schools.

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