Jean Michel Habineza 1
Education

Using critical thinking as a force for positive change

"I envision a world where conflict will be solved using the power of words. A world where every young person, no matter where they’re from or what start they had in life would know that their voice and their lives matter."

Jean Michel Habineza, founder of iDebate Rwanda

iDebate Rwanda was founded in 2012 by Jean Michel Habineza. Working towards SDGs 4. Quality Education and 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, iDebate Rwanda operates as a debate programme for secondary school students in Rwanda and East Africa. QCT's partnership with iDebate Rwanda will allow Jean Michel to use QCT funding of £15,750 to expand to Rwanda’s eastern province, thus enabling the organisation to reach more students specifically in overlooked in rural areas.

The aim is to create a generation of critical thinkers who are not afraid to challenge people who hold views opposed to theirs, but to do so in a way which enables them to work together to solve the problems they see in their communities.

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Getting to know Jean Michel Habineza

Tell us a bit about yourself.

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Why did you decide to work in this area?

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What were your first steps to get the project off the ground?

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iDebate Winners

What challenges have you faced along the way, and how did you overcome them?

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What has been your proudest moment with this work?

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What is the most important thing you’ve learnt?

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Why do you think it’s important for young people to be equal partners in driving change in the world?

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What are your top 3 tips for young people who have a great idea, but are wondering how to get started?

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What does working with QCT mean to you? How will it enable you to increase your impact?

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