NIS-American joined the Cairo American College Model United Nations (CACMUN) in celebration of its 40th anniversary. For two years now, NIS students have participated and represented the school at the CACMUN three-day conferences.
Over the years, NIS students have cultivated their excellent debating skills as well as their ability to conduct thorough research. The conference aims to provide participants with an interactive experience where they gain global understanding while implementing problem solving and social skills. They also practice the art of diplomacy and ability to maintain international relations.
Students from NIS as well as other schools were welcomed onto the CAC campus and were sent on their way to their designated committees or councils; a carefully set schedule was put in action for the three-day conference.
Students were engaged in heated debates as representative delegates of various countries; they discussed real world issues and conflicts which allowed them to gain understanding of their country’s culture and views. The interaction didn’t stop there, participants displayed their ability to develop and present well-though resolutions for the issues at hand.
According to ninth grader Malak Fares, delegate of Kuwait, “it was an amazing experience, we got to share our opinions as well as our country’s.”
Being the CACMUN’s 40th anniversary, why not go big? They organized a FUNMUN for all participants! After a day’s work, the delegates were rewarded with time for some socializing; participants ended the second day of the conference with sports and and activities.
“A challenging, inspiring, and enriching event was experienced by all! Our NIS students were excited and happy to learn new skills and meet new friends as they navigated their way through their rigorous committee topics. Can’t wait for the next MUN conference!” expressed Kathleen O’Neil, IB Vice Principal and Director of CACMUN.
The event was beneficial on both educational and personal levels; students gained knowledge they never thought they would know and made friends they never thought they would make. The CACMUN conference did not only bring together students from different schools, but also students from the NIS Shorouk and First Settlement campuses.