Students discuss issues, ideas

Students during the 10th Model UN conference hosted by the International School Suva. Picture: ATU RASEA

Students during the 10th Model UN conference hosted by the International School Suva. Picture: ATU RASEA

THE International School Suva hosted its 10th Model United Nations conference on Monday which saw students from eight schools gather to discuss and explore ideas affecting people.

Yat Sen Secondary School teacher Melania Mataitini said the students of the school were glad to be part of the two-day event.

“We at Yat Sen are fortunate to be part of this model event. Eight schools have been invited.

“The event basically involves organising students into various committees which are part of the UN. Most of the committees are from the main organs of the UN,” Ms Mataitini said.

“What they actually do is they look into particular issues that are related to a particular community and they carry out a debate, discuss, raise ways to minimise or amend some of the recommendations they can as resolutions.

“Students from Yat Sen have been participating in this activity and they are really enjoying their experiences. The knowledge they gain and how to carry out in raising their voices and how it can be heard.

“In committees like this, they have the opportunity to discuss their opinions. We teachers are also blessed to come and cover this event. Students have been having trainings for this event.

“As for Yat Sen, we select our students, who we know have the ability, talent of being vocal and also come up with suggestions and opinions relating to issues.”

Schools such as Adi Cakobau School, International School Nadi, Marist Brothers High School, St Joseph’s Secondary School, Suva Grammar School, and Yat Sen Secondary School participated in the first day of the conference.

The event concluded yesterday.