Debate has been long considered to be and aggressive and competitive practice, reserved solely for well-trained intellectuals. The New DEBATE , a programme of Faith Maters, has been put together to offer a new approach to debating. The New DEBATE  offers a social and educational experience, a safe space where young people can learn more about debating, civic engagement and dialogue. Using expert education methods, the programme invites young participants to take part in several sessions that shape their communications skills. Participants will also reflect on their own behavioral patterns, interactions with others, and reactions to different opinions. The programme aims to widen young people’s perceptions on their lives, offering them a set of foundational communication tools to be influential in and within their communities.