Hosting summer debate schools are an old and much loved tradition in IDEA CA and we were delighted to be able to do so again this year, with the courses finishing in August. The goal of these courses is to help young people achieve their potential, with a particular emphasis on their debate skills and critical and analytical thinking.

October 16, 2018

As part of the Demilgeluu Jashtar project, a debate tournament was held on 15 September 2018. The tournament was attended by 50 schoolchildren from Naryn and Kochkor and saw debaters discuss youth participation in decision-making processes at the local level, allocation of quotas for young people in local councils, and issues of regional development.

October 16, 2018

Alumni of the 2017 media camp completed a series of workshops on civic journalism and debate in Kazakhstan (Karaganda) and Tajikistan (Dushanbe). An iTalk was also held on the topic of Media and Ethics, which saw speakers discussing journalism ethics, storytelling, fact checking, and civic activism.

October 16, 2018

As part of the Child and Youth Friendly Kyrgyzstan project, two training of trainers workshops were held in Isyk-Ata and Suzak districts for ten school parliaments (five in each district) June 21-26.

The purpose of the training was to teach school students facilitation skills and how to organize and manage their election processes. The training was conducted in Kyrgyz and Russian by IDEA CA’s experienced trainers, Darika Amanbaeva and Asylbek Rakhmanov.

July 17, 2018

A debate tournament was held at Vakker School in Luxemburg on June 17 for students from five villages in Isyk-Ata district. The participants were members of school parliaments and debate clubs.

The tournament was dedicated to the development of local communities through the Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

July 17, 2018

31 марта в городе Алматы прошел крупнейший международный дебатный турнир "Sirius Cup II". Все проходило в университете "Туран" на казахском языке.

В турнире приняли участие 280 дебатеров из разных городов и регионов Казахстана. Всего было 73 команд из студенческой лиги и 67 команд из школьной.  

April 13, 2018

IDEA CA together with NGO "Kyrgyz Indigo" in partnership with BDC and RDB with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland and the US Embassy in Kyrgyzstan conducted a tournament on parliamentary debate "Equality Cup". The tournament was held in two languages: Kyrgyz and Russian, where 28 teams took part.

February 13, 2018

From November 26-28, high school students - members of the school parliament (SP) and representatives of the local governments of the Issyk-Ata district in the frames of "Kyrgyzstan Friendly to Children and Youth" project were trained how to strengthen the role of school parliaments.

February 06, 2018

Students from Chui oblast took part in the Earth Day Cup debate tournament was held at the Mahmud Kashgari-Barskani Eastern University. The tournament was attended by approximately 100 teams who competed for the title "Champion of the School Debate League". Included in this were  about 200 students who passed preliminary training in debate since December 2016. Students demonstrated their public speaking skills in three languages: English, Kyrgyz, and Russian.

July 25, 2017