November 13th, Bangalore: After the successful completion of two previous chapters, the 3rd edition of the CISMUN held at the Canadian International School in Bangalore, witnessed a greater participation from students across the country. With the theme of “Empowering the silenced”, this year’s Model United Nations (MUN) saw a participation of 220 students from 16 schools with a majority of the delegates from Bangalore for the two-day event.
The objective of a Model United Nations is to bring about a UN type simulation, awareness and pro activity regarding pressing world issues while developing skills of advocacy, debating, diplomacy etc. amidst the students. The committees in place for the CISMUN include the UNSC (United Nations Security Council), DISEC (United Nations General Assembly First Committee), UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council), ESOSOC (Economic and Social Council), WHO (World Health Organization) and FAU (Future African Union). Many voices are simply not heard and this so often leads to apathy, injustice, neglect and merely moving ahead with the status quo, negating social and economic growth, and instilling a societal malaise.
Speaking on the theme for this year’s MUN, Shane Kells, Head of School at Canadian International mentioned “What better message to focus on than lending a voice to those who may not be in a situation to be effectively heard themselves”.
“Pragmatism, perseverance and proactivity - 3 key words that will help us all work towards a better tomorrow. The world is changing and we are educating students for jobs and skills that probably don't exist right now, so making sure that we are perseverant and proactive will reduce the need to solve problems that are of our own making”, said Robert King – High School Principal, speaking on the event that has seen two successful years.
Founded in 1996, the Canadian International School (CIS) offers international curricula and a superior learning experience. The school offers education from pre-kindergarten to Grade 12 and is a culturally-rich mosaic with a mission of providing world class international education.
Amidst the many firsts, CIS is the first IB Diploma school in Bangalore. The school recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary and through the years has grown into a student body comprising close to 700 students representing 34 nationalities. The school is a pioneer in technology, being the first school in Bangalore to adopt a one-to-one iPad integrated teaching and learning program, which represents the ultimate in technology infusion. CIS is also the first school in Bangalore to have completely switched to solar energy to harvest and source electricity, to meet all on campus electricity needs.
Having been rated as the 5th best international school in India, CIS aspires to be one of the best schools in East Asia. With the presence of multi-media centres, a state-of-the-art performance theatre - the biggest in North Bangalore, CIS also boasts of a spacious 14 acre campus which allows for a variety of activities- football, basketball, cricket, tennis, badminton and swimming. Students also have the opportunity to get involved in several community projects, by way of the contextual learning program and the IB CAS program.
A Truly International School:
- International Mindset
- International Administration
- International Teaching Staff
- International Student Body
- International Curriculum