Volunteer Judges needed for Concern Secondary School Debates

Olga Brodescu, Concern Worldwide School’s Administration Officer, talks to Noel McGuinness about the search for volunteers to judge Concern’s nationwide debating competition for secondary school students. Among the serious global issues that the teenagers will discuss is the motion “Ireland’s summer heatwave is more cause for worry than joy”. Olga says that the judges should be good listeners who are able to see both sides of an argument and who can keep an open mind – while also having an interest in development and human rights issues.  Anyone who wants to volunteer and join the panel of judges for Concern Debates is asked to contact Concern’s School and Youth Programme Administrator, Geraldine Carroll at 01 417 7733 or by email to debates@concern.net.