Alumni, GYSD Grants, Project & Activities, Serbia

GYSD Project: YouDebate! in Nis, Serbia

Project Organizer: Isidora Stankovic ’15
Event Location: Nis, Serbia
$ 20 in FLEX Alumni Grant Funding
$ cost share from: The Medical School in Nis
 

Isidora Stankovic - 13140861_1164897226877142_1179969158_nOn April 27 Isidora Stankovic ’15 conducted a debate tournament for 29 high school students in Nis, Serbia. The aim of the project was to enhance students’ leadership and public speaking skills and to promote critical thinking.

The event which took place at the Medical School of Nis gathered the best student debaters who competed in three categories – extemporaneous speaking, parliamentary and public forum debating. The topics included Serbian European integration, women’s rights and the country’s health reforms.

Isidora Stankovic - 13162327_1164897223543809_469728077_nAt the end of the day the top three teams in each category were awarded medals and all the participants received a GYSD certificate. After the tournament the FLEX alumna assessed the project results through surveys.

‘The positive feedback surpassed all my expectations. Most of the participants now plan to share the new skills with their peers and some have even decided to start debate clubs in their schools,’ says Isidora.

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