ASPIRE ACADEMY SET TO RUN MODEL UNITED NATIONS CHAPTER
28 Nov 2017, General
Doha, 28 November 2017. Aspire Academy is joining a list of some Qatar's tops schools who are part of THIMUN Qatar. THIMUN Qatar is a joint project between Qatar Foundation and the THIMUN Foundation which supports efforts around the country to develop programs and events for young people to seek, through discussion, negotiation, debate, and personal action, solutions to the various problems of the world.
An interest on the part of Aspire Academy to run a MUN (Model United Nations) chapter saw an invitation extended to Mrs Lisa Martin – Head of THIMUN Qatar to visit the Academy and speak to students on how they could be involved. Speaking after the engagement with the students, Mrs Lisa Martin said, “Qatar has a robust and active UN participation and engagement culture and it has filtered through to the country’s youth who keenly take to Model United Nations experiences. Aspire Academy students showed a typical enthusiasm and sharp interest in MUN activities and l look forward to their participation.”
THIMUN Qatar launched of its newest MUN conference: MSMUN-Q! This conference has been developed to meet the needs of younger delegates in middle school. The inaugural conference was launched in April 2015, and opened up to international delegations for MSMUN-Q in 2017. The middle school conference will use THIMUN rules and procedures, and will hold to the THIMUN Foundation’s philosophy of developing student leadership through the planning, organizing and execution of the conference. MSMUN-Q hopes to give aspiring high school MUN leaders an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and deepen their MUN experience.