Samir was one of the original MUN delegates from Afghanistan to participate in THIMUN Qatar 2015. He is now attending school in Bangkok, but his passion for MUN remains!
Everyone says that MUN is an organization which is trying to increase the skills of youth in any field of life. MUN hopes to improve the skills of youth at an international level and through student’s hard work, try to represent youth as an international delegate with the new skills.
But for me Model United Nation showed me different faces in my life, something unique. I mean I have never seen some of the things that MUN has given me, not even in my dream. At my first conference when I went to THIMUN 2015 in Doha, I found MUN to be an educational simulation and academic competition in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, United Nations. MUN involves and teaches research, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. And for me it was very interesting and something new, because I have never done the above mentioned things before.
I then got another opportunity to participate in TASMUN in Taipei, Taiwan which was a great experience in my life. I made many new friends and increased my knowledge about MUN.
Now I am doing MUN at my school here at Regents International School in Bangkok, Thailand. It is very interesting and very useful for me. I believe that doing MUN is not only an exclusive privilege for me, it is also a privilege for my country, friends, and nation. I learned from MUN how to solve the main problems of the nations and by which way it is possible to solve, or at least limit, these problems from increasing. I learned how to make an impact on these problems.
Now MUN has become part of my life and it has become my passion. MUN brought and will continue to bring a lot of changes in my life.
Thanks MUN and to those people who invented and created such an amazing organization!!!