On Tuesday June 18th, the “Chen” Young Ambassadors school participated in the JEMMUN conference at the American Center in Jerusalem. Twenty students from the Young Ambassadors represented a number of countries in three different committees.
The students prepared in advance through the Young Ambassadors Model UN program. After a full day of speeches, debates, and negotiations, the closing ceremony was held. American diplomat Lisa Wishman talked to the students, and then the were called up to receive awards. A number of Honorable Mentions were called, and Maya Gerbi (Czech Republic), Yuval Barak (Japan), Eviatar Sayada (Kenya), Rotem Getraide (USA), and Lior Brill (China) all won awards for their performances.
The Director of the Young Ambassadors school, Mrs. Rachel Amrani, said that “the MUN project is just part of the varied enrichment and leadership activities of the Ministry of Education in Petah Tiqva. This project trains elementary school students to join the Model UN club, a unique national program shaping the future diplomats of Israel from a young age.” She noted that the Young Ambassadors is the only program in Israel training elementary school students (from grade 4), and continuing on through end of high school.