Students from The English School Participate in THIMUN 2023, Explore The Hague, and Engage in Fruitful Debates
The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) is one of the world's largest Model UN conferences for secondary school students, bringing together young leaders from around the globe to discuss important global issues.
This year, a group of 12 students Markos Televantos, Danae Demetriade, Tatiana Papadopoulou, Eleni Protopapa, Marisa Troullidou, Thalia Petrou, Alkistis Xanthi, Panayiotis Hadjicostis, Maria Anna Tsouka, Orpheas Kalavana Georgiou, Lara Wilks and Kyriaki Pifani
and teachers: Ms Sylvana Jamgochian and Mr Alexis Sofianos had the opportunity to participate in the 2023 edition of THIMUN, which was held from January 22 to January 27 in The Hague, Netherlands.
Throughout the trip, the students had the chance to explore the beautiful city of The Hague and visit Amsterdam's hotspots, including the Moco Museum and the iconic Hard Rock Cafe. However, the highlight of their journey was the 4-day THIMUN debate, which allowed them to develop their critical thinking and public speaking skills while engaging in meaningful discussions with fellow delegates from various countries.
The debate covered diverse and thought-provoking topics such as women's reproductive rights and sustainable development across UN member states. The fruitful debates enriched by various perspectives made the experience all the more fulfilling, and the students established a special bond with each other, creating memories to be cherished forever.
"We are grateful for the opportunity to have participated in THIMUN 2023," said Tatiana Papadopoulou, "The experience has truly inspired us to become more active and engaged in shaping the world we want to live in."
The trip was a testament to the power of youth leadership, and the students from The English School proved that they are up for the challenge of making a positive impact in their communities and beyond. Their participation in THIMUN 2023 was a reflection of their commitment to excellence and their dedication to becoming informed and active global citizens.
"We are incredibly proud of our students for their participation in THIMUN 2023," said Ms Sylvana Jamgochian, the Club teacher in charge. "Their enthusiasm, passion, and commitment to making a difference are a true inspiration to us all."
In conclusion, THIMUN 2023 was an enriching and fulfilling experience for our students. It allowed them to explore new cultures, develop new skills, and engage in meaningful discussions with other young leaders from around the world. We congratulate them on their success and look forward to seeing the impact they will make in the future.