It’s Maloé and Wen Yi, and we are back for the Terry Fox Run 2024!!
We held this run at the beginning of the year and will be doing so again on the 16 February 2024 (Friday). This year the run will be a little different as it will be held in the evening from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
For those of you who were not here during the first run. The Terry Fox Run is an event where you run/walk 3.2 km (8 laps) around the field. All the money we raise goes to Cancer Research Malaysia, a company that is in liaison with the Terry Fox Foundation. At the end of our run last year, we managed to raise RM9,650! This year we are planning to raise the same amount or even more!
To join the run, you have to place a donation. You can donate as much as you want, but if you donate anything over RM35, you will receive a shirt designed by Ryan Reynolds from the Terry Fox Foundation.
Please sign up with this link, and any donation is greatly appreciated.
Here are some other links that you may find helpful:
Model United Nations (MUN) is an educational simulation based on the United Nations (UN). Annually, MUN conferences offer hundreds and thousands of students the opportunity to gather and demonstrate their diplomacy, critical thinking skills, and knowledge of current world issues. The purpose of MUN is for students (referred to as delegates in conferences) to deepen their understanding of the UN and to promote peace by urging delegates to brainstorm potential solutions to some of the most pressing challenges our world faces today.
There are variations in the councils or committees offered by different MUN conferences. In each council, there are topics that delegates have to debate on and devise solutions for. Bright-minded and determined delegates will tackle various social, economic, and political issues presented within these councils.
EOSMUN is an annual student-led MUN conference held at IGB International School. Every year, the event is hosted and led by passionate IGBIS students with the assistance of teacher supervisors. In 2023, students from various teams — Finance Team, Design Team, Committee Affairs, Delegate Affairs, Logistics Team, and Secretary Generals — collaborated and worked tirelessly to arrange EOSMUN 2023 with the overarching theme: “Before the Flame Ignites”. Scheduled to spread across three days, from the 03 to the 05 November 2023, the welcomed students and teachers from a number of institutions, including the French School of Kuala Lumpur (LFKL), St. Joseph’s International School, Sunway College, Sri KDU, SMK School, Seri Botani International School, Tanarata International School, and of course, IGB International School.
The conference offered 7 distinct councils:
Each delegate was allocated to one of seven councils of their choice and had the opportunity to debate with other delegates to come up with resolutions in ‘Blocs’ (groups) under the guidance of their respective Head-Chairs and Co-Chairs.
EOSMUN 2023 opened with two workshops regarding the rules of procedures of THIMUN and HMUN. As each council followed either the THIMUN or HMUN procedure, these workshops were crucial for delegates to understand their respective councils’ processes. This was followed by an Opening Ceremony in the Theatre where the Head of School, the Secretary Generals, the Head of Committee Affairs, and the Head of Logistics gave a speech to welcome all the delegates. Day 1 concluded with the first council session, where many councils formed blocs for the making of draft resolutions.
Day 2 consisted of five additional council sessions and concluded with an exciting social night. During the council sessions that proceeded from morning through to afternoon, delegates of IPC each representing a news outlet (New York Times, BBC, CNN, etc.) wrote Breaking News articles about each council. These were posted on a News Channel that all delegates had access to in order to keep informed about the events of different councils. The day ended with an exciting social night, where delegates and teacher supervisors were able to get to know each other better through activities such as trivia quizzes, karaoke, and dance. As exciting as the council sessions were, it is safe to say that Social Night was the highlight of EOSMUN for many delegates.
Day 3 of EOSMUN began with the last four council sessions. On this day, press conferences were held in UNCSA, UNODC, UNHRC, and Futuristic Crisis. Here, IPC delegates were able to inquire about their country’s stance on the topics of their council. This allowed IPC delegates to write even more articles that provided an update on the events in each committee.
EOSMUN 2023 wrapped up with a closing and award ceremony. Following speeches by the Secretary Generals, three to four delegates from each council were given awards for their excellent performance throughout the conference. Given the variety of councils offered, the fruitful debates that took place, and the number of engaging breaking news articles submitted, it seems that this year’s EOSMUN marks another remarkable success in the IGBIS history.
Beyond EOSMUN, IGBIS students also have the opportunity to attend ISPPMUN annually. It is an MUN conference held at the International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP) in Cambodia around October of each year.
The theme of the 12th annual ISPPMUN conference was “Partnerships, Progress, Peace”. Much like the previous years, several IGBIS students this year were enthusiastic to attend the conference as delegates from committees including:
Every year, ISPPMUN is not only an occasion for engaging in debates and a step closer to a diplomatic world, but it is also the perfect time and place for our students and teachers to deepen their friendships and strengthen connections. Students are able to appreciate the beauty of Phnom Penh by exploring night markets and the National Genocide Museum of Cambodia to learn more about the country’s history and culture.
Model United Nations is the perfect way for students to enhance their research skills, critical thinking skills, and public speaking abilities, and deepen their knowledge regarding world issues and international relations. It is hoped that MUN will continue to be a big part of the IGBIS community in the coming years, just as it has always been.
Written by Anna Lee (Grade 11), awardee of Best Press Release in EOSMUN 2023.