AN AUTHENTIC LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR 200 CITY STUDENTS AT ST. KABIR SCHOOL!!!

ST KABIR SCHOOL in collaboration with WORLDVIEW hosted MUN for India CONFERENCE on 27th & 28th October at Drive In campus. MUN FOR INDIA (MFI) is an initiative of WORLDVIEW, a person-centric, experiential learning platform for students with a focus on developing transformative leadership. This conference was organized with a focus to sensitize students to the needs of the future and hone their critical leadership skills such as public speaking, negotiation and critical thinking. This year being the 2nd season of this Conference, a total 200 delegates of 14 top schools of the city including Udgam, Prakash, JG International, Rachana, Cosmos Castle, Jamnabai Narsee, Maharaja Agrasen, Zebar, Divine Child International, Tulip International as well as St Kabir group of Schools participated in this Conference hosted by St Kabir School at zero registration cost.

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At the outset, training cum orientation session was conducted to familiarize the participants with the terminology and procedures of various components of an MUN.

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 Opening ceremony of the 2 day Conference included a welcome speech, followed by lighting of the lamp by Dignitaries & School Heads, a traditional welcome dance & brief introductions of the Chair personsMs Georgina Kenchington, Director of the Conference and chairperson for UNGA Committee. Other chairpersons were Mr Kshitij Wadhwani, Mr Chinmay Gundlur & Mr Shashwat Rastogi.

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 A skit titled, “Shikska – ek shiksha???” was beautifully enacted by Kabirians showcasing the weaknesses of the current educational system.

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 A series of Committee sessions were held wherein participating students as delegates of various countries presented information about global issues & discussed various alternatives to tackle them. The topics on which the 200 delegates interacted through 4 committees were as follows: 

UNODC: Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime
UNCF: Achieving global literacy
UNDP: Developing Smart Cities
UNGA: Reducing Corruption in Least Developed and Developing Nationsmun5

Committee sessions were interspersed with Faculty advisory sessions for the teachers accompanying the team of delegates for enabling them to guide their students.

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 A special Speaker session was arranged wherein participants benefitted greatly from the experience of Ms Maaz Dixit sharing about global warming, energy conservation and sustainability. Day 2 of the conference showed a sharp upward learning curve in the thought processes of the delegates. The feedback session clearly highlighted how the students were charged up with the presentations & discussions for resolving issues by thinking globally and taking action locally.

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The Conference ended with distribution of diplomacy certificates to delegates who stood out for maintaining a calm composure while also being assertive without getting aggressive during discussion with fellow delegates.

It is noteworthy that St Kabir School hosted this Conference with the sole aim of giving a learning platform to students for expanding their horizons. The organizing team of Kabirians consisting of 10 experienced students (who have attended many MUNs in the past) and the Creative Advisor Ms Preeti Bhatt of the school had undergone a special training session in Hyderabad conducted by executives from UNODC and WORLD VIEW as knowledge partners of MFI.

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