Nqobile Augustine is an alumna of our South African Model United Nations (SAMUN) program. She went to Mashishing Secondary school and has written this post to share how her SAMUN experience has helped her develop into the young woman she is today.
“Opportunities I got from SAMUN make me wake up every morning and see a reason to live. They show me that there are still many opportunities out there waiting for me.
Giving up is not an option; things didn’t go as I planned but it is going according to God’s plan. After the debate, I had experience on how to present, and organise and research information in a compelling fashion.
The experience I had taught me a lot about myself. I got to socialise more with different people from around the country and the world, and I had my first-time experiences of being on a plane and a boat through SAMUN.
I got more interested in what’s happening around the world and through the debate, I learned how some places in the world are suffering. I would one day like to have my own campaign that helps the less fortunate around the world.
In the next few years, I would like to become a Chartered Accountant and I’m enrolling at Tswane University of Technology (TUT).”