Denis Waitley, the award-winning author of books such as “Seeds of Greatness” and “The Winner’s Edge” said, “The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” How about children having the responsibility of making decisions on global issues that can impact the future of humanity? How about children being in positions of power while role-playing as leaders of our nations?
The Winning Delegation with the Secretary-General of Harvard Model United Nations China
It is with this tremendous responsibility and opportunity that a delegation of students from NSS Hill Spring International School in Mumbai embarked on a journey to Beijing, China to participate in the Harvard Model United Nations China conference as part of the Worldview Future Leaders Program. The delegation consisting of students who are in their early to mid-teens however seemed to have a bigger mission as they didn’t just participate in the conference but left an indelible mark on it with a winning performance where they got individual awards in 12 out of the 14 committees that were simulated at this prestigious conference. To top it off, the school delegation was recognized with the Outstanding Large Delegation award!
Over 1200 students from across China, South Asia, Southeast Asia and parts of Europe participated in the Harvard MUN China 2018. The 14 committees that the students were divided into simulated various organs & bodies of the United Nations. Each committee addressed an important issue that is highlighted under the UN Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030. Over the 4 days of the conference, the delegates in each committee engaged in multiple rounds of speeches, debates, negotiations and discussions before coming up with resolutions to solve pressing issues such as Water Scarcity, Poverty & Inequality, Weaponization of Natural Resources, Terrorism among others.
Sampreeth Reddy, CEO of Worldview Education (co-hosts & partners of the Harvard MUN in India) said, “This award is a testament to the investment that the management, teachers & parents of NSS Hill Spring International School have put in over the years. The school has taken a meaningful & long-term approach to developing global citizenship and building skills such as public speaking, negotiation, the art of compromise, debating in their students. This recognition is thoroughly deserved.”
NSS Hill Spring International School has been participating in the Harvard MUN conferences in India & China consistently for the past 8 years. The school also has an active MUN club and hosts their own MUN conference every year.
The Harvard MUN is a conference hosted by the International Relations Council at Harvard University every year in Boston, Beijing & Hyderabad. The 8th edition of Harvard MUN India will be held from 12th-15th August 2018 in Hyderabad, India!