Tuesday, 23 April 2024

The KOICA OBA 3 volunteer team met the Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya

The KOICA OBA 3 volunteer team met Senior Professor Nilanthi De Silva, Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya on the 8th of February 2024 at the Vice Chancellors’ Office in the university. The team included Hyewon Kang (Secretory-General), Sehee Kim (Vice-Secretory), Geonho Kim (Member), Jinwoo Lee (Member), Sieun Yang (Member), and Dr. Sulochani Ramanayake of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Model United Nations, or Model UN or MUN, is an educational model of the United Nations used for simulations in which students learn about diplomacy and international relations. The KOICA volunteer team came to Sri Lanka to initiate this MUN project in Sri Lanka. They have selected the University of Kelaniya to conduct this global educational program. 3TMUN (Talk Talk Talk Model United Nations) is their project name in Sri Lanka, and it aims to improve the global citizenship capacity of all those who participate in this event directly and indirectly. The theme of this conference was “Global Efforts to Regulate Carbon Emission”. Before the final conference debate, they conducted several educational and training programs (an Orientation and a Workshop) at the University of Kelaniya premises. They selected not only the Faculty of Social Sciences but also the Korean Unit of the Department of Modern Languages for the OBA 3 final debate. The final OBA 3 conference was held on the 5th of February at Cinnamon Grand Hotel Colombo.

  

 

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