The Sub-Saharan Africa International Model United Nations (SAIMUN) Conference, held from August 21st to 25th, 2023, witnessed the convergence of over 1000 international high school students and youths at the United Nations office. Unicaf played a pivotal role as the primary sponsor of this prestigious event, highlighting its unwavering commitment to promoting global leadership, diplomacy, and the values of the United Nations.
SAIMUN, recognised as a member of the Registrar of Societies and Associations of Kenya, stands at the forefront of nurturing the growth and development of the next generation of global leaders. The conference serves as the culmination of a comprehensive year-long training programme, during which participants received specialised training and engagement in tailored workshops to prepare them for their chosen career paths.
Unicaf’s active participation in the SAIMUN Conference is a testament to its dedication to Sustainable Development Goal 4, which seeks to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. By offering public speaking workshops, research training sessions, and United Nations Committee simulations, Unicaf empowers young individuals with the essential skills and confidence to make a positive impact on their communities.
Ms Winnie Rachael, Unicaf’s Communications and Marketing Manager, underscored the critical role of upskilling in education. She emphasised how industries are rapidly evolving, necessitating continuous skill enhancement. Unicaf, she explained, offers a comprehensive approach to education, including:
- Diverse Programmes: Unicaf offers a wide range of disciplines to provide students with relevant, up-to-date knowledge and skills
- Global Faculty: Unicaf collaborates with renowned institutions worldwide to offer a global perspective on education
- Flexibility: Unicaf provides online learning options that allow students to balance their studies with their other commitments
- Scholarships: Unicaf breaks down financial barriers, making quality education accessible to students from diverse backgrounds
- Career Impact: Ms. Rachael shared success stories of Unicaf alumni who have advanced their careers through the institution’s education
- Lifelong Learning: Unicaf supports graduates in their pursuit of continuous growth and development throughout their careers
Ms Rachael encouraged conference delegates to embrace upskilling through Unicaf, positioning the institution as a dedicated partner in their journey toward becoming empowered global leaders.
Unicaf’s sponsorship of the SAIMUN Conference reinforces its commitment to shaping future leaders, fostering diplomacy, and advancing the cause of quality education for all. Through its innovative programmes and dedication to lifelong learning, Unicaf is equipping the youth with the knowledge and skills needed to address the complex challenges of our world.