Asiyah Shafi

Co-chairperson Of General Assembly 1

The MUN program to me isn't just an extracurricular activity that you check off your to-do list. It’s not an extracurricular activity that you add to your University applications in order to give the impression that you have the capability to think outside the box as well as being an all-rounder. To me, the MUN program reveals another doorway to a world that I am grateful to have experienced. A world that has molded me into the person I am today. I joined the program when I was in year 6, oblivious to the importance that our generation will soon have the power to solve the problems the current generations face today. It could have been the feeling of accomplishment I got when I went to the podium to emphasise on the importance of sufficient health care of struggling populations, or the numerous different friends I made that challenged me to make a decision on who I wanted to be. And I made that decision. If anything this program has pushed me right out of my comfort zone and forced me to go the extra mile. Be it applying for positions within the program, asking an ambassador to yield the floor to me or even just starting a conversation with another delegate. I learnt how to visualize living in a realistic world, one where we can introduce and initiate prosperous ideas with the belief that one day it won’t just be words on paper. Being part of the Executive Committee is a great honour. I am greatly humbled to have the opportunity to give back what the program gave to me. Additionally, I am looking forward to working with this year’s amazing team which I believe will make the 2017-2018 conferences even more memorable. “Only I have the ability to define who I am and who I will become. No-one else has the power to do so. So don’t give it to them” - Asiyah Shafi

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