Our school in central Ukraine will be hosting and facilitating a 3-day Model United Nations Camp in which we seek to increase student awareness in global affairs. In addition, students will gain numerus skills in the areas of public speaking, research, and leadership. Week after week, our students meet for sessions of the school’s Model United Nations school club to speak about global affairs, the history of the United Nations, and share their point of views on current and past historical events. For the upcoming Model United Nations Security Council Conference, we are fortunate to work with several Ukrainian colleagues who have facilitated trainings and motivate our students to be a better version of themselves every single day. Our community has been extremely helpful and committed to this project. A plethora of community members have manifested their material support and will be contributing all the food that our students will be eating during the camp. Our school has been immensely collaborative with the faculty volunteering their time to prepare our students. Our school director guaranteed a space to accommodate our students along with other school resources and and keeps our students motivated in the project. We hope that by the next school year, all schools in our town and in the neighboring villages will have organized and established a Model United Nations Club to promote civic awareness, greater knowledge of global affairs and empower the youth of Ukraine with greater technical skills.
Our endeavors are sustainable firstly, by the desire of students and teachers to work every week in our Model United Nations school club. By providing us with greater resources to conduct a full camp, we hope to use these resources to conduct more camps in the future. The Model United Nations club is now a permanent institution of our school, with students hosting weekly or bi-weekly meeting and discussing the topic of our upcoming conference along with the history of the United Nations and global affairs. My community desires to expand model United Nations clubs through all the schools in our town. The conference will attract civic activists, local politicians, and administrators from other schools in our town. We hope that by next year, students from several schools will be competing together in local model United Nations conferences.