Last weekend, Green School High School students and teachers co-organized the Bali MUN VIII here on campus and welcomed almost 200 students from other schools in Bali and beyond. It was an epic event! Special shout out to Pak Tom, Bali MUN Team and High School teachers.
“We, the youth, are the next government officials, politicians, change makers, and leaders. Although, we are not always given a platform to speak our voice and be heard. Model United Nations puts us on centre stage to build the confidence and professionalism we need to take on the world. Not only are we empowering one another’s voices, but we are gaining a more global and conscious mind. MUN delegates debate real-world issues from various perspectives, teaching them empathy and consideration, and create solutions that they can all agree on. MUN teaches us to be the global leaders we all dream of; one that is empathetic, open-minded, collaborative, conscious, and well-spoken.”Tallula, Co-Secretary General
BaliMUN has grown from 20 students at BaliMUN I to almost 200 students this year, BaliMUN VIII. We have also added schools from Java and Lombok. Next year we hope to go international.
BaliMUN was started in 2012 by Pak Chad from Green School, and Pak Micael from Bali International School. Their idea was to put on a small conference for schools in Bali, so students could have a “practice” session before attending a real Model United Nations conference.
Model United Nations, also known as MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. This activity takes place at MUN conferences. Thousands of middle school, high school, and college students around the world participate in Model United Nations, which involves substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.
“Being one of two female Co-Secretary Generals was a fulfilling and amazing experience. We were lucky to have the ability to be creative with the conference and add our own points of view throughout the whole process. Since we switched the location of the conference, it took an extra level of detail and analyzation, which made our team stronger and more collaborative. I am happy that I was able to see a different side of a Model United Nations conference and we are ecstatic that all the participants had such a good experience.”
Christiana, Grade 12, Co-Secretary General
Please check out some nice images on the Green School photo gallery.