My name is Marsel Badir. I am currently 16 years old, and I live in Kfar Qasim. I am Muslim, I study in Al-Qasemi High School in Baqa al-al-garbiyye and most importantly I am part of a group called Debate for Peace!
I’ve been doing Model UN for the past one and a half year and honestly its been an amazing time!
Debate for Peace opened a channel that I did not believe existed up until my first conference. The first time I stood up to represent a country, the first speech, the one that made me shake the most was the one to make all of the difference. It made me realize that policy is not only about change, it is the way we embrace ourselves and we share our opinions with the acknowledgement that even though we are so diverse, we are not that different.
I made that choice to stand up and talk and without that first step I couldn’t have met all of the people that I’ve come to know today, some of the most amazing people that I believe to exist in this world of difference. Close friends, amazing people, my brothers and sisters of this humanity. For you we might be young diplomats, but for us Debate for Peace is family. And for that I am super thankful and I hope this family grows bigger and bigger with every person who joins, for we are the future. We build the change we want to see and we do it by debate, For peace 🙂