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Debate Workshop

Debate Workshop

  • Category

    :

    Upcoming Events

  • Posted on

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    20 August 2019

  • Organized by

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    The Dream Initiative Team

Raised Amount

$1540

Amount Need

$1000

Overview

Debate Workshop:

The Dream Initiative, in partnership with VTSEVA - Youth and Telugu Cultural Association (TCA) conducted a day long debate workshop on 17th August 2019 at Sri Ashtalakshmi Temple, Houston, Texas. The objective of this event was to educate and inspire school kids 3rd grade and above into the world of public speaking. Nationally ranked and qualified high school debate students including the founder of the organization Pranav Konduri, introduced various kinds of debating and public speaking techniques to interested students.

Three groups (elementary, middle and high school) of 52 registered students were each led by an instructor and an assistant coach. Apart from learning about the basics of speech and debate, the kids gained hands on experience of competing in a professional debate setting. Finalists from each group debated among themselves over several age appropriate topics. The Dream Initiative is thankful to instructors and high school seniors Asher Moll, Aatreya Tewary, Raj Solanki, Bryan Benitez, Abhishek Pratap and Aryan Rapolu for their time and efforts in conducting a successful workshop. The Dream Initiative shared 40% of the proceeds from the workshop with VTSEVA-Youth to support their outstanding education outreach activities. 

Inspired by the response and upon requests from numerous parents, The Dream Initiative is inclined to do another workshop in the spring of 2020.