Harvard Model Congress Asia (HMCA) 2018
The Harvard Model Congress Asia (HMCA) is an immersive government simulation conference that brings together high school students from across Asia and the world to debate issues facing today’s governments and international organisations. Chaired by Harvard undergraduates, this prestigious conference took place on 4-7 January 2018 at The University of Hong Kong.
Over 600 delegates from a diverse group of high schools and pre-university institutions from 17 countries around the world gathered in Hong Kong to have meaningful discussions on current issues and to collaborate and craft policy resolutions. The HMCA experience offered our students an exciting opportunity to develop cross-cultural understanding and to advocate for their positions confidently in reasoned debate. Our JJC students, in authoring and presenting committee resolution bills during the conference, gained a new understanding of government, of public speaking and of their own positions on these important issues.
Mentored by Mr Ho Kong Mun, Ms Isabelle Tan and Ms Low Mei Xiu, Team JJC comprises 6 students from both the Arts and Science faculties. These students are:
- Goh Yu Ke (18A02)
- Privina Ramanan (18A02)
- Koh Quan Jing Kevan (18A03)
- Tatiyana Emylia Bte Hermanto (18A03)
- A. Guhanavel S/O Ashok Kumar (18S16)
- Vimal Veerapandian (18S20)
Vimal received the Best Delegate Award for his outstanding performance at the conference while Privina and Guhan both took home the Honourable Mention Award. All our delegates displayed excellent commitment to their roles, great enthusiasm for their committees and very active participation throughout the conference. The college is proud of the accomplishments of all 6 delegates, and congratulates both students and teachers.