Primary School debates take place across partner schools in Nairobi

The Primary School debates are an activity that Xavier Project hosts at a selection of public primary schools that we partner with across Nairobi.  The purpose of the debates is to enable refugees to come together with their Kenyan peers to create a space for them to express themselves with confidence and discuss the challenges that they face. We use this as an opportunity to build the capacity of the school debates clubs, language learning and to cultivate a reading culture amongst pupils.

Xavier Project spearheads this initiative and trains focal teachers around topics that are of benefit to the pupils. So far the debates have been conducted at Kabiria Primary School, Bondeni Primary School and New Eastleigh Primary School. This program will continue to be rolled out across eight local schools and has enabled us to develop the skills and identify specific talents amongst our beneficiaries including public speaking and drama. Some of the students have gone on to represent their schools in spoken word competitions and music festivals. 

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