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Students Work to Solve World Crises

High school stu­dents have praised a pro­gramme, which they say engages them and allows them to develop a deeper understanding of cur­rent world issues. They were speaking at International School
22 Mar 2018 11:00
Students Work to Solve World Crises
Students of Yat Sen Secondary School (standing back from left): Rachel Swann, Sharon Levula, Juliet Work, Britney Harm Nam, Nicole Zhu and Ma’ata Matavewa. Sitting (from left): Herman Tan and Connor Sikivou at the 10th Model United Nations Conference at International School Suva on March 20, 2018. Photo: Shirika Shalini

High school stu­dents have praised a pro­gramme, which they say engages them and allows them to develop a deeper understanding of cur­rent world issues.

They were speaking at International School Suva during the 10th Model United Nations conference for students yesterday.

Britney Harm Nam, a delegate from Yat Sen Secondary School, said through the Model Unit­ed Nation students built confidence and looked at ways to solve issues.

“Through this pro­gramme we are able to communicate with students from different schools and get to know each other, where we shared different ideas on different topics,” Britney said.

Another Yat Sen stu­dent, Herman Tan, 17, said that the students from different schools debated two topics. These were the development of intercontinental ballistic missiles by North Korea and ways to prevent it and the developing Roh­ingya crisis – referring to the mass migration of hundreds of thousands of people from Myan­mar to Bangladesh after claiming persecution.

“From the debate we learn more about the real world and how to always research all your infor­mation and be prepared,” Herman said.

St Joseph’s Secondary School headgirl Julie Tamani, said the pro­gramme helped students to be more confident, re­search more and improve their language skills.

Model United Nations co-ordinator Milika Waqainabete said the event gave students the opportunity to develop their skills in public speaking and knowledge of global issues.

“Students take the role of diplomats of different countries and discuss global agendas in four different communities,” she said.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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