Debateville

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We foster social mobility by teaching our young and most vulnerable key skills through an afterschool debating program.

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Become one of our first sponsors and help set up Belgium's first debate program for youngsters fr... Read more

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€25 EUR

2 individuals and 1 organization have contributed

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Céline Grandjean

1k EUR since Dec 2019

2
Ange-Raïssa Uzanziga

275 EUR since Dec 2019

3
Kristien Vermoesen

80 EUR since Feb 2020

4
wagner sophie

80 EUR since Feb 2020

5
Sophie Buysse

40 EUR since Jun 2019

6
Younous Oudaha

25 EUR since Apr 2020

7
Isaak El Medhoun

20 EUR since Feb 2020

8
Incognito

5 EUR since Sep 2019

9
Jean-François De Hertogh

5 EUR since Oct 2019

Organizations

1
Teach for Belgium

710 EUR since Oct 2019

2
Commune de Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

600 EUR since Feb 2020

3
Hogeschool PXL

300 EUR since Apr 2020

4
Debateville

250 EUR since Mar 2020

What's new with Debateville

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Published on May 6, 2020 by Sophie Buysse

Budget

See how money openly circulates through Debateville. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

Monthly financial contribution to Debateville

from Ange-Raïssa Uzanziga10/1/2020

+€25.00EUR
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Monthly financial contribution to Debateville

from Ange-Raïssa Uzanziga9/1/2020

+€25.00EUR
Completed

Monthly financial contribution to Debateville

from Ange-Raïssa Uzanziga8/2/2020

+€25.00EUR
Completed

Today’s balance

€1,538.81 EUR

Estimated annual budget

~ €3,056.74 EUR

Debateville is all of us

Our contributors 17

Everyone who has supported Debateville. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Sophie Buysse
Admin

Total contributions

€40 EUR

Sponsor

Céline Grandjean
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€1,478 EUR

Teach for Bel...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€710 EUR

Superleuk traject voor leerlingen!

Commune de Sa...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€600 EUR

Hogeschool PXL
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€300 EUR

Ange-Raïssa U...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€275 EUR

Debateville
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€250 EUR

Kristien Verm...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€80 EUR

wagner sophie
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€80 EUR

Younous Oudaha
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€25 EUR

Broodnodig en nuttig initiatief!

Isaak El Medh...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€20 EUR

incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

€5 EUR

Great initiative!

About

Why we started Debateville

Belgium has one of the lowest rates in educational equity in the entire OECD. Compared to other countries in the OECD group, Belgium has almost the biggest gap between the school results of the most privileged and the most disadvantageous students.

Several studies also show that the language proficiency of Belgian pupils is decreasing. Reports with declining scores for reading and speaking attainment are piling up. The most recent PISA study published on 3 December 2019 shows that one in five Flemish fifteen-year-olds does not reach the minimum level for reading.

Furthermore, with the rise in fake news and far-reaching influence of social media,  it is important for all children to be able to think critically and individually form an opinion.  In an increasingly polarized world where democracy is being challenged, constructive and open dialogue can help us work towards a more inclusive and just society. Opposites are part of an open and dynamic society such as ours. Teaching children to have a constructive and respectful dialogue and deal with controversy and opposing opinions in a peaceful way, will help us move forward as a society.

Our mission

At Debateville we foster social mobility by teaching our young and most vulnerable key skills through an afterschool debating program. We want to meet today’s societal and educational challenges on various fronts.

  • Strengthening children’s literacy, language and communication skills
  • Improving important life skills such as critical thinking, analytical thinking, collaboration, discipline, autonomy and empathy; 
  • Raising the aspirations and expectations of children by increasing their motivation and self-esteem
  • Improving children’s knowledge of and involvement in society
  • Helping children to develop their identity through forming opinions;
  • Inspiring democratic values through insight in democratic principles key to debating e.g. freedom of speech, dealing with contradictions and the peaceful resolution of conflict.

After pilot projects with several schools and educational partners, we launched our first afterschool debate club in January 2020. 40 youngsters ages 11 to 14 from very diverse backgrounds, attend our weekly activities in the Brussels public library, Muntpunt.

Call to action

Do you want to support Debateville and help the next generation to reach their maximum potential?

You can help us launch our first debate hub in several ways: We rely on financial contributions to reach children from the most disadvantageous neighborhoods. You can become one of our first supporters and donate by selecting one of the contribution tiers on the platform.

We would also love to get in touch and exchange about how we can maximize our impact together. Maybe you want to open your network to us, or take a look at our business plan? Maybe you’re familiar with how to apply for government funding or want to proofread some of our texts? Or maybe you found a video of an inspiring speech or debate online that we have to share with our youngsters. Then, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

More info
https://debateville.org/ 


Debateville
BeCentral, Kantersteen 10, 1000 Brussels
Contact: [email protected]