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Send the SA Debate team to World Champs
$320 raised
3% of $12.3k goal
7 contributors
5 Years running

The South African Schools' Debating Team consists of a remarkable group of teenagers; Kate Dewey, Desmond Fairall, Amelia Warren and Steven Lochner. These high-schoolers have distinguished themselves as elite debaters on the South African circuit, demonstrating intelligence, eloquence, passion and determination.


South Africa has one of the strongest schools debating systems in the world. It produces high quality debaters, who consistently rank among the best in the world. The most recent Schools’ Worlds happened in Bangkok, Thailand where South Africa ranked 1st in the world. Last year we had two debaters rank in amongst the top 10 speakers individually.


This year the team needs help in funding the costs of attending the World School’s Debating Championships in Singapore in August. The cost of attending World Champs has more than doubled in 2015, placing a prohibitively high financial burden on this young team and their families. The cost of flights to Singapore and the tournament registration fees make up the bulk of the teams expenses. In addition to the four speakers on the team, we also need to fund the expenses of the team coach, team manager and team adjudicator – collectively known as the coaching staff. These hard-working individuals give generously of their time, and without pay, to ensure that the team performs to the best of their abilities

These kids have trained for hundreds of hours with the dream of attending the World Champs and respresenting their nation. We know that if they get the chance to go, they will do us proud. Help give them an oppurutnity to fulfill their dreams, help give them the chance to make us proud, help Team SA get to Worlds. 


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Facebook Shout-out
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A personal thank you from the team on our Facebook page for your support and generosity. If you would prefer anonymity, that's ok too.
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Signed Team Tie
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The Official Team Tie's signed by the team and accompanied by a thank you note from the team and a shout out on Facebook
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Meet and Greet With the Team
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Have lunch with the team and discuss all the things you shouldn't - Politic's, Religion or International Affairs (they have opinions on all of them). Plus, you get a signed team tie and a shout out.
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