Teen gets busy to pay for trip to model UN
Nadine Ward will spend the next four months selling raffle tickets and earning money for a once in a lifetime trip to a model United Nations in the Netherlands in January. The Dunstan High School 18-yearold was selected to attend The Hague International Model United Nations after attending the New Zealand Model United Nations in Wellington last month. Nadine and 21 other New Zealand high school students were selected to attend the international conference. She needs to fundraise $7500 for the trip and as well as saving money from her part-time job she will sell cake raffles. A primary school disco, held by DHS youth forum and MCed by More FM radio host Karl Green will raise funds for the trip. She said she was looking forward to experiencing different cultures and was excited about the opportunity to take part in the new experiences. From the trip she wishes to get a better understanding of how the UN deals with politics, global issues and creating positive outcomes that help people. At the model UN Nadine will be assigned a country to represent and will need to research the country and debate the issues it faces and solutions that needed to be put in place with other representatives attending the conference.
Mikade Barns-Graham is a year 10 student at Dunstan High School
Big trip: Dunstan High School year 13 student Nadine Ward.