ALDAR ACADEMIES TO HOST MMUN CONFERENCE
Aldar Academies is to host the Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) at Al Bateen Secondary School from 2-4 February 2014. MMUN is the world's only education programme for students between 9 - 15 years to be developed in collaboration with the United Nations.
300 Aldar Academies students will participate in this unique tutored academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate students about current world events, key topics in international relations and diplomacy. The event will be opened with a personal video address to our Abu Dhabi students from UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Mubadala Development Company and The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi are student sponsors.
Students will develop useful skills and interests in areas such as such as research, time management, world affairs, international relations, debating and negotiating, tolerance for other cultures, leadership qualities, public speaking, written communication, role playing and empathy concerning the plight of world citizens. A team of MMUN trainers will fly in from the United States to coach Aldar Academies teachers working on the project and work hands on to train and support the students on throughout the conference.
Nilay Ozral, Chief Executive Officer, Aldar Academies commented: “MMUN provides an extraordinary platform to develop a participant's ability to work with others, their ability to listen to the views of others and the ability to collaborate respectfully with others. MMUN focuses on peace, cooperation and compromise and provides a unique opportunity for students to develop themselves in a simulated learning experience grounded in peace and global citizenship, the values of the United Nations. MMUN provides an opportunity to discuss pressing issues of global importance – such as the theme of the Abu Dhabi conference, which is water sustainability – and reach patiently negotiated agreement with other delegates on the best courses of action for the mutual benefit of all citizens of the world.”