Thursday, February 11, 2010


I have always been proud of the boy's involvement in the Model United Nations (MUN). This is one of the best after school activities I have come across. Basically High School Students represents various countries and issues in a "Model United Nations". Blacksono has represented his school in Qatar, and Paris. He has been involved in the school's MUN for many years and has moved up the ranks.

Each year our school hosts a bunch of other schools from around Israel and our neighbors, and puts on TIMEMUN (The Israel Middle East Model United Nations). Hundreds of representatives descend on the campus in Even Yehuda and represent various countries and issues (check out the issues, from "Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in Colombia" to "Creating an Middle East Stock Exchange"). This goes on for three days and is a huge logistic nightmare (Blackwifeo is running the food again this year), but it's where learning hits the road. How could you learn more about Nagorno Karabakh than by representing Azerbaijan and Armenia? I think it's a wonderful thing and hope more schools take it up in the future.

I am of course, most proud of blacksono who is President of the General Assembly. Now all we need to do is to find him a suit.

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