Who are we?

Debate Center is a non-profit organization that is committed to strengthening democracy through critical thinking. Our members consist of people and organizations who understand the value and the power of critical thinking and seek to cultivate critical thinking in their every-day work. As a non-profit, we play our role in encouraging people, and youth in particular, to assess and evaluate what they see and read, so that they become valuable members of society. We see critical thinking and debate as a vital tool that enables people to develop effective analytical, communication and problem-solving skills.

How do we work?

Debate Center uses formal debating techniques to entice critical thinking, improve public speaking and equip people with the necessary lenses to make sense of the world around them. In partnership with schools, local formal and non-formal organizations, public institutions and other relevant stakeholders, we deliver curriculums and activities that equip people with critical thinking and public speaking skills, allows students to meet and network with their peers throughout Kosovo, develop their social and soft skills, and encourages them to become more curious and interested in public life.

WHY DEBATING?

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Debating provides practice in developing sound and logical arguments;

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Debate gives students an opportunity to practice speaking in front of an audience and thinking on their feet;

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Students participating in debate show initiative and leadership;

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The research debaters conduct opens their minds and increases their understanding of multiple perspectives of important issues;

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Students develop their research skills in preparing for debates

PARTNERS

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