Harvard Model United Nations Conference 2019

GAYAZA HIGH SCHOOL IN HARVARD MODEL UNITED NATIONS (HMUN) CONFERENCE 2019, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, BOSTON MASSACHUSSETS.

What a super exciting beginning of the year 2019!

After weeks of rigorous and mind boggling preparation, 23 students and 3 teachers hit the sky waves to Boston, Massachusetts to participate in one of the world’s best High school conferences, Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN), from 23rd to 30th January 2019  at Harvard University USA. It was not just the thrill of flying that pulsated in the participants’ hearts but also setting foot on one of the top-notch universities in the world and, exchanging ideas and experiences with the crème de le crème of this globe.

HMUN is one of the best international high school model UN conferences in the world and it attracts some of the most promising young leaders from around the world. During the conference, delegates step into the role of international decision makers, negotiate on major international crises, and craft innovative policy solutions for the countries they represent. 

The participants certainly learnt a lot from the meticulously research done about the topics and countries allocated to them, and from the discussion in the committees, but so much of the educational value of the conference came from meeting hundreds of other young leaders from radically different backgrounds, from all over the world. We could not be more excited to be part of the unparalleled level of substantive excellence that HMUN is renowned.

The girls wrote position papers and outstandingly deliberated in various committees representing three major countries; Burundi, United States of America and France. They were challenged and inspired in various ways. “ I have learnt that you  have to fight tooth and nail to get what you want.” said one of the participants.

ACTIVITIES

  • Students deliberated their ideas from the various topics allocated to them in different committees.
  • Participated in a cultural extravaganza. Our own, Mellisa Akullu, electrified the audience with her Adungu (Local Musical Instrument from Northern Uganda)
  • Besides the conference, we visited wonderful places in Boston and M.I.T institute of technology.
  • We were hosted to a dinner and deliberation by African Community Education Development of New England.
  • A session about Harvard university, demystified Harvard and made it very accessible.
  • We also learnt about Harvard High School summer and online programs, and the financial aid that our students can benefit from.

Awards

Participants received certificates of merit.

In a special we congratulate Priscilla Gladys Kirabo for the Honourable Mention and $200 cash award in the social impact essay competition. It was exceeding joy seeing Gayaza High School logo running on the screens for the whole world see. Priscilla, we are proud of you.

APPRECIATION

We are truly indebted to the parents for their overwhelming support and the school administration for making such opportunities possible. You are our heroes.

Below are the names of the participants;

Kayondo Esther Nanziri, Sauda Namiiro Kiggundu, Ahumuza Gloria Fortune, Shiva Grace Namara, Zoe Elizabeth Mbasa, Melissa Akullu, Judy Kabakurasi, Laura Lamusa, Christine Martha Amongin, Jennifer Lubwama, Winifred Mangwi Lakereba, Tia Julie Mbabazi, Priscilla Gladys Kirabo, Vanessa Ankunda, Diana Grace  Niyigusaba, Akello Joanne Okalany, Shiphra Akantambira, Thoedora Ashley Musiime, Barbra Leticia Nabukeera, Sanyu Elizabeth Malagala,

Teachers/ Advisors: Juliet Tracy Nanubuga Lubega, Sylivia Kwarikunda, and Agatha Ssenyonjo

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