LUMUN Conducts a Social Responsibility Programme
This summer marked the culmination of the fourth successful collaboration between the LUMS Model United Nations (LUMUN) Social Responsibility Programme (SRP) and the Care Foundation. As part of this running partnership, LUMUN SRP organised a two-pronged summer programme which comprised an internship programme at 4 CARE ACCESS centres namely Fatehgarh, Singhpura 1 and 2 and KKS and MUN training at the CARE Teacher Training Centre.
The Internship programme was a resounding success in that it attracted the attention of close to a 100 volunteers from schools and universities across Lahore such as Lahore Grammar School (LGS) Defence, LGS JT, Beaconhouse, Lahore School of Economics (LSE) etc. These volunteers were tasked with the responsibility of engaging with the children at CARE in public speaking and confidence building exercises in addition to working on enhancing their vocabulary and refining their creative writing. Over 50 students at each centre were part of this 4-week programme and benefitted immensely from the wide diaspora of activities planned for them with great thought and insight.
The second leg of the programme focused on inculcating a sense of awareness among the students via MUN training which was carried out twice a week at the CARE centre. Around a 100 young students from different ACCESS centres were a part of the activity and over the course of the month debated and discussed various social, political, economic and developmental issues plaguing not only Pakistan but the entire world. The training sessions culminated in the SRP MUN which was held at LUMS, with over a 100 delegates in attendance. 3 UN committees namely DISEC, SOCHUM and UNDP were simulated with each successfully passing a resolution in the short time span. Owner and founder of the CARE Foundation, Ms. Seema Aziz graced the closing ceremony with her presence, giving out awards to the best delegates and imparting words of encouragement.