Send me to the United Nations 🙂
My name is Willa and I recently turned 11. This year I will be going into grade 6 and I will be attending the United Nations in Rome as a junior delegate.
I’ll be representing Uganda and two identified needs the people have there:
- The promotion and protection of the rights of children, and
- The advancement of women.
Since October 2016 I’ve been learning about Uganda in United Nations sessions before and after school. In February and March I’ll be continuing with these sessions twice a week and after school.
While studying Uganda, I have also learnt about the role of the United Nations and how it can help support countries and resolve world issues.
As part of my work at the UN, I will be writing a position paper and giving a speech to the committee. I will be involved in negotiating with other students who are also representing countries other than their own. We will work together to create solutions. Being part of the UN and working alongside other kids from around the world will be interesting and I am looking forward to presenting an information board about Uganda, a homemade flag to share at the flag ceremony, my paper and a speech about the issues in Uganda for children and women.
Last year when I was ten, I wrote a story and we’ve had it printed so I can give you something when you help me with my fundraising. My story is called The Wishing Tree and it’s a paperback A5 book that’s 9 pages long. It has coloured illustrations that my Dad drew and I hope you enjoy reading it.
How The Funds Will Be Used
If you are able to help with my fundraising, I will use the money to cover the costs I need to pay to be part of the United Nations for my participation and lodging, registration, airfare, transport and insurance costs, registration fees, project and research materials, tuition that is helping me understand the work I’ll need to do as a junior delegate at the UN, and chaperone costs so my tutor can accompany me.
Being part of the United Nations and going so far away from home and my two dogs and cat will be challenging.
One of the challenges I’m looking forward to is working with other children from around the world and working together to create solutions. I’ll need to deliver a speech that is persuasive and I hope I can do that.
It is also going to be challenging to fundraise enough money so I can participate. That’s where you come in, if you would like to help.
Thanks for reading about this. 🙂