The senior Model UN girls participated in the 2019 SAIIA Johannesburg Model UN Conference. We had two delegations participating: Meagan Picton, Mihlali Mafenuka and Lehlogonolo Letshela represented Kuwait in a UN Security Council debate on climate change as a security risk and Bonolo Moikanyane, Jo-Ann Mahlobo and Mokgethoa Mampe represented Saudi Arabia in a UNESCO debate on indigenous languages.
The competition was tough, but our girls learnt a lot. They also found inspiration from talks given by Coleen Vogel, a renowned climatologist and lead Author on the 4th and 5th IPCC reports, as well as Maryam Elgoni, a UNICEF Youth Engagement Officer, who also started out as an MUN debater!
The best moment of the event came when three of our Matrics, Lehlogonolo Letshela, Bonolo Moikanyane and Mokgethoa Mampe, were selected to be a part of the Youth Policy Committee Gender Working Group. This is a special opportunity to provide youth input into the new draft Gender Based Violence National Strategic framework. Congratulations, ladies!