I am Argie Nacional, 20 years old, and a 4th Year AB Political Science student from West Visayas State University. I applied to the 2018 Asian Youth International Model United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand on November 9 to 12, 2018. I was blessed to be accepted as a delegate. However, there will be a payment of USD 400.00 for this event which covers accommodation and all training materials. I am from a less fortunate family and relies on the government's program through the state university for my studies. I am 4th among the 7 of us. We lost our father 5 years ago, and my mother is a market vendor. If the universe allows me be part of this event, I will be using my acquired knowledge and experiences through diplomacy in contributing to nation-building in our country, the Philippines, as a youth leader. I believe that this event will help me become more effective youth leader and will impart a lot of learning which will be beneficial to my countrymen, especially to the youth. My advocacy includes health issues among youth (HIV and mental health issues), education and empowerment, and social equity and inclusion (human rights).
Looking forward for this event, and I am thanking you all in advance for your generosity.