Sep 282016
 
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The ChrisMUN Conference was held from Friday 23 to Saturday 24 September 2016 and was formally opened by welcome addresses from Deputy Secretary General, Fatima Al Setri, and Nick Wilson, Head of Senior School. Representatives from the Conference sponsors, Baker and McKenzie Law Firm, Ismaeel Kazerooni and Hessa Al Aseeri, wished the delegates in their various Councils every success, remarking how pleased they were to be able to support this event. The Guest of Honour, His Excellency, Domenico Bellato, Italian Ambassador designate to the Kingdom of Bahrain, spoke to the audience about the importance of debate and diplomacy. The representative from the Red Crescent Society, Isa Saad, acknowledged the importance of supporting victims of the humanitarian crisis in Syria and thanked the audience for their donations of clothing and supplies.

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As part of the Charity initiative led by Rushil Puri and Joanna Thomas, numerous boxes filled with clothes and blankets were collected during the conference and will be despatched to Syria through the Red Crescent Society. In addition, significant monies were raised and the final total will be confirmed in due course. ChrisMUN Directors, Rushil Puri and Abdullah Elqaq, both reflected on what MUN means to them personally and encouraged all participants to make the most of the opportunity. In her closing speech, Secretary General, Alishe Dhume, formally declared the conference open. The Conference was a distinct celebration of the significant achievement of the Sixth Form Student Leaders at St Christopher’s School. Their energy, drive and enthusiasm were a delight to behold over the two days. Running a conference catering for 250 high-calibre delegates from schools across Bahrain is no mean feat, as we all appreciate. ChrisMUN Directors, Rushil Puri and Abdullah Elqaq, are worthy of particular mention as they proved indefatigable in manner throughout, ensuring the smooth running of the many Councils, all led and presided over by highly capable Student Chairs. Participating students and accompanying staff all acknowledged the professionalism of the student organisation and all are looking forward to ChrisMUN 2017.

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