Junior Model United Conference (JMUN) hosted by the INDUS International School was kickstarted on Thursday at the school’s Shankarpalli campus. The conference is meant for students in grades six and nine who were selected as delegates from 10 schools in the districts. The two day event inaugurated by US Consul General Michael Mullins will end on October 26. JMUN is a one of its kind event with the concept of using districts of Hyderabad, instead of the standard use of countries in the conference. Some of the topic that will highlight the conference are lake protection, rock formation and ecology, economic disparity and slum issues, Hyderabad growth corridor project, waste management and heritage conservation.
The key feature of Model United Nations (MUN) is young delegates from over 10 schools will get the opportunity to network and get to know each other. Besides the intense debate on aforementioned topics, the two day event will also see the young delegates perform in the entertainment programmes.
Students at the MUN conferences learn to research and understand important regional problems, compose and deliver speeches, write formal proposals for getting good ideas to work, work with new friends in teams, debate in English, think on their feet and respond to challenges quickly, come to agreements by voting and accepting majority decisions.
Model United Nations (MUN) is an activity held in schools all around the world, where students simulate the real United Nations. JMUN is an unique event since it is organized for middle-school students and run by high-school students.