South African student sees "bigger world" through Model UN

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Derrick Mbatha interviews Tlotlo Tlhankana. UN Photo.

A South African teenager hopes to be a human rights lawyer one day, thanks to her participation in Model UN activities in her school.

Model UN is a programme that allows students to learn about diplomacy and the United Nations, and play roles of delegates in simulated United Nations meetings or debates.

Tlotlo Tlhankana is a 17 year old student doing matric at St. Patrick’s College, in Kimberly, in the Northern Cape region of South Africa.

Derrick Mbatha caught up with her during a stop at the UN as she travelled with a group of other students to participate in a debate in Washington DC the capital of the United States.

He first asked her how she got to know about Model UN.

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