I was excited to read in last week’s Sunday Times a story about Riviera school emerging winner of a debating competition.
Debate in schools is extremely important to children since they are the leaders of tomorrow. Debating in schools makes children gain self-confidence during public speaking and this culture of debate should be encouraged in other schools.
Debate teaches you how to think outside of the box, and how to stand up for yourself without resorting to violence. It also improves your speaking skills, helps you get along with your friends better and you meet smart like-minded people.
It builds leaders that will make decisions.
I would like to thank the youth-focused human rights and peace-building organization, Never Again Rwanda (NAR) that organized the competition. With such a spirit of debate instilled in our children, Rwanda is indeed set for a brighter future.