Twin sisters Janine and Jasmine Kayanja may be thousands of miles away from their country of origin, Uganda, but they feel very much at home at NCC. They have plenty of support and opportunities to step outside of their comfort zone here — so much so that not only one, both of them became student leaders in their dorms.
“The student leader role has allowed me to be more involved in the life of the school,” shares Jasmine. Janine agrees, adding that she also gets to become a leader and make friends with a wider variety of people.
Both Janine and Jasmine enjoy expressing themselves through art in the school’s arts council during their free time. “Arts council was one of the best decisions I made this year,” enthuses Janine.
“It’s a place for us to express our artistic abilities and produce artwork that actually gets displayed,” adds Jasmine. “As art isn't one of the classes we’re doing this year, the arts council has been a place where we can still freely do art in an environment that encourages community and creativity.”
That’s not all. The twins are involved in the school’s Model United Nations (MUN) and find it especially fun and educational. They learned the importance of being informed about current world issues, and enjoy attending different schools’ MUN conferences, where they meet new people and learn how to collaborate with them.
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