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Engage. Educate. Empower.

Tore’s Foundation aims to engage young people and educate them to develop their critical thinking and confidence through debate. The content of our motions requires students to consider, research and articulate arguments concerning topical issues and current affairs, thereby inspiring and empowering them to participate politically and transform their communities. With this our programme expands their outlook and encourages their interest and involvement in democracy and its institutions.

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Our Mission

Tore’s Foundation aims to create citizens who are critically engaged and active within their communities.

We focus on young people, seeding and growing debating skills, independent thinking and democratic values. We aim to give our students the self-confidence and tools needed to express their views, first within their schools and then ultimately within their wider communities.

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Our Programmes

Tore’s Foundation encourages critical thinking, political awareness, debate and active citizenship.


We engage students by running weekly after school debating clubs where they are taught key debating skills and abilities such as confidence, teamwork and leadership.


We educate our students by widening their horizons and curiosity through debating an extensive variety of stimulating and challenging social and political issues.


We empower our students to become active and engaged members of society, raising their aspirations of education and employment and putting their increased social and political awareness to use in a broader context.

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Extending our Reach

While engaging with young minds and interacting face to face remains at our core, we also remain committed to expanding our reach into Southern Africa and beyond. Working together with Stellenbosch Business School, our social impact partner, we are in the process of rolling out an online training programme. Once finalised, it will be accessible by any school regardless of location. Live online debates will also enable our students to debate against other students nationally and internationally.

I value debates, as they discipline the mind to be able to evaluate points, foster independent thought, listen attentively, and think critically. Any attempt to enrich and enhance the capabilities of our young people is crucial and I fully endorse the vision and mission of Tore’s Foundation
Professor Jonathan Jansen