12 students attended the 36th East African Model United Nations, (EAMUN) that took place at the United Nations Headquarters in Nairobi from Monday 19th February to Friday 26th February. This year’s theme was, ‘Nilikuja, niliona, nilitenda’, which is Swahili for ‘I came, I saw, I acted’. This encouraged the students to be agents of change wherever they are.
The conference hosted over 70 schools from East and Central Africa, including one school from Sweden. Each school was allocated 3 countries and 4 committees each representing economics, ecology, human rights and politics. The St Andrew’s Senior School students enjoyed interacting with the many delegates from different schools. They had the opportunity to practice their diplomacy skills and widened their perspectives on many global issues.
Every morning during the conference, Julie Gichuru, an entrepreneur and media personality, opened the conference with an inspiring speech to encourage the delegates to be strategic in their activities. She encouraged them to think big and inspired them with the adage, “If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with the mosquito.”
The EAMUN Conference was indeed an extraordinary week. The students gained immense character growth and unforgettable experiences.