The Malaysian World Schools Debate Education Society (MWSDES) is a non-profit organisation established to manage, fund, train, and sustainably develop the national debate team that represents Malaysia at the annual World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC).
Our organization’s patron is the Ministry of Education of Malaysia. We work collaboratively with them to design programs and content for students and teachers across Malaysia.
What We Do
Our vision is to create an effective and sustainable program for the development of Malaysia’s debating talents, so as to achieve new heights for Team Malaysia at WSDC. We aim to prepare a globally-competitive debate team who will represent Team Malaysia through the following means:
A competitive national-level selection process to select the prospective members of Team Malaysia (Challenger Squad).
A sustainable training program for potential future members of Team Malaysia (Future Squad), so as to better develop the pool of debate talent.
An intensive training program for Team Malaysia with a specifically designed curriculum that is adapted to their needs.
Funding the competitive journey of Team Malaysia to local and international tournaments.
World Schools Debating Championship
The World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) is the most prestigious global competition for high school debaters. The Championships take place each year in a different country, hosted by a national debating body. Past venues include Qatar, Seoul, Athens, Cape Town, Bangkok, Singapore, Stuttgart, Bali, Zagreb and in 2019 Colombo, Sri Lanka. Seventy-five countries have participated at the WSDC since its inception in 1988.
World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship
The World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship (WIDPSC) is an annual international English language debating and public speaking tournament for individual high school-level students representing different countries. The Championship is represented by a diverse mix of high schools from countries as far reaching as the Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, the United States, England, South Africa, Lithuania, Pakistan, Cyprus, Argentina, Botswana, Israel, India, South Korea, Zimbabwe and Germany.
The Championship is an innovative five day event which requires students to interact and collaborate with like minded peers from diverse and different schools, cultural backgrounds and countries. Each participant must compete in four different events: Debate, Impromptu Speaking, Persuasive or After Dinner Speaking and Interpretive Reading.