The Aga Khan Academy Model UN Team Shines in South Africa

10 November 2007

The Aga Khan Academy Model UN team, led by Levi Gikandi, Hannah Malik, Shailen Shah and Elias Okwara, debated their way to a third place

The Aga Khan Academy Model UN team, led by Levi Gikandi, Hannah Malik, Shailen Shah and Elias Okwara, debated their way to a third place finish in the South African Model United Nations competition in Cape Town, South Africa. The first international competition of its kind in Africa saw the top 9 teams from South Africa competing with 5 teams from the United States, 2 teams from the United Kingdom, 3 teams from Kenya and 1 team from Ethiopia.

The Aga Khan Academy, assigned to represent Germany, demonstrated poise and confidence in articulating Germany’s perspective on international issues. The students participated in a series of three debates, addressing the issues of climate change as a threat to global security, discrimination based on HIV/AIDS and child labour. Congratulations to the team!