Model UN Field Trip to NYC
Students from the Family Partnership Charter Morro Bay Montessori and San Luis Obispo Vicente Learning Centers have the opportunity to attend the Montessori Model United Nations Conference in New York! https://montessori-mun.org/conference/mmun-new-york-city-conference/
WHAT: MMUN students formulate, present, debate, and revise positions on current issues that are affecting people of the world. By assuming the perspectives of a citizen of their selected countries, MMUN students not only develop an understanding of the needs and rights of others, but also learn to respect the cultures, the political views, and the belief system of others.
Taking on their ambassadorial roles in a Model UN simulation, students research the issue that their UN committees will address. Model UN participants learn how the international community acts on its concerns about topics including peace and security, human rights, the rights of the child, child labor, the environment, food and hunger, economic development and globalization.
Model UN delegates also look closely at the needs, goals and foreign policies of the countries they will represent at the event. The insights they gain from their exploration of history, geography, culture, economics and science contribute to the authenticity of the simulation.
WHEN: February 21st – 24th, 2018
HOW MUCH: For 16 students and their two amazing teachers to attend this conference it will cost $9520. Airfare is an additional $9900. Volunteer parent chaperones will be required to register for the conference and secure funds for flights as well. This will cost them each an additional $1000 for a total of $15000.
WHY: The Future Begins NOW!
This is an amazing opportunity for these small town kids to be immersed in the global community. This is a hands on learning experince that could have positive global effects. However, without the financial support of our greater community it will not be possible. Every little bit will add up and help this group of 4th-8th grade UN deligates get to NY.
Thank you for your generosity!
They have each written a position paper on their topics ranging from disarmament in Pakistan to indigenous rights in Jamaica. They are also practicing the speeches they will be giving on these topics. They are learning the National Anthem of Tanzania and will be performing in a Cultural Night Performance in front of all the other delegates and their families.
In addition, they have been hitting the pavement hard and fundraising efforts have raised about $25,000 in total!
We are so proud of these students and their dedication to this project. Thank you so much for your support. This trip would not be possible without you!
Students have been researching about their assigned countries of Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. They are learning about the local economies, demographic features and the races and religions that make up these countries. They are also researching major events within these countries. Did you know that Pakistan has been a member of the UN since its inception in 1947 but 2013 was the first year that a their government was democratically elected. Do you know about this famous and inspiring Pakistani teen?
Students are also busy with additional fundraising efforts. This week our Tri-tip BBQ will raise significant funds and provide some free meals to our local firefighters. Students have been approaching local businesses to gain sponsorship and have also hit the pavement hard to sell tickets that will award one lucky winner a brand new car. Thank you Santa Maria car dealerships for donating. And thank you to all our GoFundMe sponsors for supporting our efforts to get to NYC!
They are also researching these topics: "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" and "Convention on the Rights of the Child."