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Manchester Students cause to help Educational Disadvantages

Debate Mate

Posted 17th April 2017.

Meet 20yo Eleanor Ager, a student at Manchester University on a mission to help tackle educational disadvantages in Rwanda.

For the last year, Eleanor has been working for Debate Mate, a charity which aims to tackle educational disadvantage in some of Britain’s and the worlds most deprived communities. She has been teaching in a school in Bury, Manchester teaching children the skills of formal debating. Throughout the program, she aims to raise speaking and listening attainment of the children, as well as improve a range thinking skills and non-cognitive abilities such as confidence, teamwork and leadership which the children lack being in deprived areas.

However, this summer the ambitious student has been given the opportunity to take the Debate Mate program international and voluntarily teach in Rwanda for 3 weeks and needs your help. The Rwanda program is run in partnership with Never Again Rwanda and involves working with schools across Kigali helping to tackle educational disadvantages, promoting equality and engaging young people to make positive changes working towards a peaceful future for Rwanda.

Please have a look at her fundraising page linked below

Eleanor says “I greatly appreciate ANY donations! Your money is going to an amazing cause which will have long lasting impacts for the lives of many young Rwandans”.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ellie-ager

Press Contact

Name: Eleanor Ager

Phone Number: 07940284223

Email Address: ellieager@gmail.com