Fifteen of our high school students participated in the second round of the American University in Cairo’s well-known JCIMUN. JCIMUN takes place every October on the AUC campus and is specially tailored version of AUC’s long-running Model United Nations program. Our students participated in four evenings of intense training and discussions, and two days of formal lobbying and resolution writing.
JCIMUN is a huge investment of time and occurred immediately before the exams, yet these students jumped at the opportunity to sign up. They showed up to all of the training sessions and participated in many lively debates. We are very proud of them all. We know it was difficult to balance this with their busy schedules and studying for exams.
Cairo American College has been running their CACMUN for over forty years. It is well organized and attracts delegates from all over the world. This year, twelve high school students participated in the four day event held at CAC’s Maadi campus. They were accompanied by their faculty advisors Ms. Kathleen O’Neil and Dr. Heather Browne, who were both impressed by how engaged our students were in the model. They spoke eloquently and passionately about subjects ranging from human rights to environmental protection. They are already looking forward to participating in the next model!