Inventure kids steal the show at Beijing MUN 2016!

The growing impacts of climate change, finding solutions to curb HIV in the sub-Saharan regions, nuclear disarmament and aid to developing nations – these were some of the topics that 1000 students from over 12 countries discussed at the Beijing MUN 2016. Organised by alumni and graduates from Ivy League colleges like Oxford University and Cornell and held in Beijing every year, the event has become one of the most prestigious its kind.
 
Students from Inventure Academy made their way to Beijing MUN, returning with a bagful of honours including the Outstanding Delegation award. InventureAcademy also received the most number of awards given to a single school – 15, including Best Delegate, Outstanding Delegate and Honourable Delegate. “The topics were very relevant, even if they were simple. The discussion on the nuclear programme, for instance, is something our generation needs to know, because it will be a part of our lives in the future, said Vishwanatha Mallampooty, an eleventh grader at Inventure Academy, who won the Best Delegate Award. “I lost out on the Best Delegate award to a delegate from Connecticut, who happened to be representing India,” laughed Abhishek Chhabria, another eleventh grader. “Still, it gives you a chance to understand other people’s points of view and integrate your opinions with theirs,” he added.
 
“I want our children to have a better understanding of the political and economic stucture in China,” said Nooraine Fazal, CEO and Managing Trustee, Inventure Academy. “The world is in desperate need of dialogue and events like this engage people in conversation and encourage them to work toward common goals.”