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MODEL UNITED NATIONS
GALVANIZING THE NEXT GENERATION OF MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Model United Nations (MUN), one of the world's most prestigious experiential learning programs, is an extracurricular activity in which students role-play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees with assigned countries and political ﬁgures. Starting in 2015, the ETNS Saddar Campus has successfully hosted 4 of these much-anticipated, annual events. Each year, NASRAMUN attracts over 800 participants from schools across Karachi including ETNS, NPS, The Educators, Beacon Light Academy, Karachi Public School and Alpha College.
The two-day event, organized by the highly capable ETNS Student Council (details below) allows these students to delve deep into political global issues, preparing them as future leaders of a rapidly changing world by inculcating a sense of diplomacy, tolerance, negotiation and compassion, as well as strengthening their teamwork capabilities and awareness. A vast array of prolific social and political concerns plaguing the world today are discussed, debated and analyzed, including human trafficking, global warming, and the impending possibility of a nuclear World War III with its widespread, destructive ramifications for mankind.
To see the extensive media coverage of our most recent NASRAMUN, which took place in Nov. 2018, please visit our Media Section.
SERVICE WITH PRIDE, LEAD WITH CONFIDENCE, INSPIRE TO IMPACT LIVES
The ETNS student body government is a refined establishment reflective of true democracy and our continuously progressive mindset: formed to promote and safeguard the interests of the students relating to academics and extracurricular activities as effectively as possible, the Student Council has been envisaged as a body to address the concerns of students, behaving as a trustworthy liaison between the student population and concerned management (which encompasses the Staff and Heads at each campus.) At its core, the Council serves to perform as a consultative body with the management of the school in all administrative matters and policy decisions which pertain to the student body directly.
Additionally, the Council acts to promote and ensure accountability within the houses / societies that function for the purpose of providing recreation and extra-curricular activities for the student body. Most importantly, the Council aims to achieve these objectives in a truly diplomatic and neutral fashion, without inciting or participating in political animosity within or outside Nasra School.
Student council officers are elected freely by pupils themselves as representatives of their collective unit in charge of bringing student affairs to light in regular meetings with the campus Headmistress/ Headmaster. Office positions at each campus include Head Boy & Girl; Deputy Head Boy & Girl; Prefects and Monitors. Each year, we hold Student Council elections replete with campaign speeches given by our nominees, registration of student voters, private voting booths set up in designated areas, and lastly, a fair vote count performed by an impartial committee. The newly elected Student Officers are then sworn into their lofty positions via a formal Inauguration and Oath-taking Ceremony in front of the entire campus, to impress upon them the expectations of their year-long reign, the gravity of which is best summarized by the adage, "With great power, comes great responsibility."
Indeed, attaining positions of power, highlighting student issues, pushing for the resolutions of ongoing youthful concerns, taking part in special co-curricular activities and playing the agents of change has a dramatic effect on these young leaders who learn to listen to and value different perspectives, develop critical thinking skills needed for solving conundrums, but most imperatively, who find their own voice and moral stand points, which they continuously express confidently and eloquently.
Such is the impact of a Nasra-style education: witnessing student empowerment at its best.