By Azile Dingalubala
The Sub Saharan International Model United Nations (SAIMUN) South Africa is an intense 4-day simulation of the United Nations targeted at high school students. Students are able to develop leadership skills, research, writing, public speaking skills as well as problem-solving expertise. Active participation encourages consensus-building through mediation and negotiation, conflict resolution and the ability to rapidly build friendly and profitable relations among people of different cultures.
OWLAG girls literally sitting at the table where decisions of the world are made.
10 students were given the opportunity to attend this conference, namely: Tshepang Mofokeng, Viwe Marongo, Siphosethu Bhayi, Boipelo Moeng, Lathitha Beyile, Laquesha Naidoo, Azile Dingalubala, Ijeoma Matsepe, Ntando Vilakazi and Buhle Ngcobo. These girls represented different countries of various cultural, economic and social standings and tackled issues such as Regulating The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Warfare, Political Intolerance: A Hindrance To World Peace and Sustainable Urbanisation through Decent, Affordable Housing. Resolutions to these issues produced by our very own students will be presented to the United Nations African Headquarters in Nairobi.