The day started with a jam packed auditorium full of excited young delegates from Teach For India, Delhi at Sri Venkateswara College. The energy in the room was breathtaking. The kids were all prepared for the role play, representing the countries allotted to them. The students were trained by The Dais Education Initiative for the MUN.
It was my first MUN conference and I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction. The young delegates and their enthusiasm taught me a lot that day. Sharing a few here.
1.Team Spirit and Camaraderie
The thundering of the applause from the audience was the loudest. They cheered for the winners as if each one of them won the prize. Well they definitely won our hearts!
Such were their preparedness that well prepared was an understatement! They knew in and out about their countries and were walking encyclopaedias about them.
The attires, the presentations apart the bonding amongst the delegates stood for the spirit of the unity of the nations. The oneness with the delegates with their representative countries and the oneness of the nations coming together in order to find a solution to the problems faced by them was simply fabulous.
The delegates from North Korea went for a Korean haircut because they truly wanted to represent their country for the day, getting into the feel of it. Kudos to these young delegates!
In the country presentations where the delegates had to share with us the pros and cons about their countries and they informed us through the most creative ways one could think of. China brought on stage dimsums talking about food, Somalia got a tourist on board and did a skit to inform us, France did a dance performance, Afghanistan did a standup, Iraq made a model and did chart presentations.
“To prepare leaders of tomorrow to discuss grave global concerns and develop a solution-oriented approach towards the problems they face” is the vision of Teach for India MUN and the students are remaining true to the cause. The confidence of these young delegates can sweep anyone off the floor. It was a motivating day. Their happiness and spirit filled me with hope for a better tomorrow. They also taught me to hope!
Text & Photos by : Pallavi