MSMUN Trip to Kenya

The Middle School Model United Nations conference (for Junior School students) in Kenya has successfully come to an end. The delegates left Nigeria on Thursday, January 26th and returned on Sunday, February 5th.

Within a few hours of arriving in the country, the children were already having a swell time, spotting wildlife animals like giraffe, dik-dik, impala, baboons, and a lone wildebeest.

Other animals like the lions, cheetah, elephant, zebra, giraffe, topi, Thompson’s gazelle, impala, hippo, crocodile, jackals, hyena, buffalo, and many others were sighted at the Masai Mara Game Reserve and Lake Navasha.

The Middle School Model United Nations conference began on Tuesday, the 31st of January, and was filled with debate to discuss real world issues at the UN complex. Special Summit Committees were formed to brainstorm on why China should cancel all debts owed by developing countries, lobbying for votes on resolution on Obesity and why Pakistan should Abolish Death Penalty. There was also a Vote persuasion on the resolution that the Government of Kenya should ban High Rise Buildings above 5/6 Floors to Promote Fresh Air. The delegates then voted for the passing of a resolution.

Our students took active part in these groups.

Our Principal, Dr. Terry Howard, who was highly appreciated at the General Assembly, received a standing ovation from the delegates for founding the Middle School Model United Nations, 29 years ago.

The trip was in line with the 21st century skills which aims to give the students opportunities to exhibit their critical thinking abilities, creativity, communication, collaboration, public speaking and problem-solving skills.