HELA Students check out online debating

Written by Mursal Saidali, Curriculum Director for Hope for Education and Leadership in Afghanistan

Yesterday our newest delegates who recently joined MUN club in Kabul took part in an online debate. It was their very first time that they heard delegates doing online debate. Students logged on via computers and their phones to listen to a debate on the legality of the use of drone technology.

A view of the online classroom via a smart phone.
A view of the online classroom via a smart phone.

After couple of days their online trainings all of them are very excited to learn about MUN and OMUN and join future conferences. They all want take part in more online debates as delegate and learn, and experience more.  Here are what some of our students said about their  “Yesterday  I was a  guest in an online debate the debate issue was about “examining laws of governing consumer drones”.  It was a best experience in my life, I loved it and I want to join more debates. Our last day debate was very effective for me.” Nagina Shinwari, 17 a new HELA delegate.




“In very first time, I joined an online debate as guest, not as a delegate; but listening to them the talented delegates debating with so much confidence, motivated me a lot. I quite enjoyed the experience and I am glad that I got the chance to join the debate. Looking forward to join more!” Zohal Ghoura, 17 HELA’s new delegate.



“So I participate in Qatar online debate -it’s a better way to learn something new from foreign delegates like how they ask a question and how they answered the questions. I think it’s a better way to participate in online debates. You will always learn new things.” Sohail Attie 17, new delegate

OMUN Qatar is supporting and mentoring students in Afghanistan so that they can launch their own OMUN Afghanistan program.  More great news to follow!