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Outcome of the Event

Thank you to everyone that joined us in SOLA 2021 and made it a huge success!
This page will give you an insight into how the event turned out.

NUMBERS

685 participants

100 schools worldwide

 

17 countries

 

5 continents 

 

17 supporting organizations

 

39 guest speakers & judges

 

200+ student organizers

 

ORGANIZED ALMOST ENTIRELY BY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

Video from the Opening Ceremony

Enjoy this video we played in the Opening Ceremony of SOLA 2021!

A welcome message to all the participants who joined us virtually in Tokyo, Japan from all over the world.

Created by Moe S. (Junior at Shibuya High School) & our Media Design Team!

Participant Reviews

99% were satisfied

96% would participate again

"I was impressed by the fact that people not much older than myself spoke fluent English and were managing the event well. I'd love to participate again as a participant! It allowed me to spend some meaningful time during my summer holiday even with the pandemic. The opening and closing ceremonies were also very enjoyable."

-SOLA Model United Nations Japan Tournament

"I was surprised by how successful the event was, considering it was fully organized by students. I also think the student organizers and facilitators will be great leaders and role models in the future. I was motivated and inspired by this event and the other students from around the world. Thank you very much for such an exciting and meaningful experience!!!

-Model G7 Summit

"Compared to many of the other competitions that l have participated in, this one was very orderly and well-organized. Moreover, the variety of this event was something that l found very interesting!"

-SOLA Cup 2021 High School Debate Tournament

"This event provided an avenue for me to socialize and improve my public speaking skills during this pandemic. I am glad that this event was my very first time experiencing an international debate competition."

-SOLA Cup 2021 High School Debate Tournament

"It was very valuable to have the time to discuss an issue with people of the same generation and put our thoughts together. I had a very meaningful time."

-River Cleaning

"I really appreciate all the staff members for their hospitality and support. Thanks to the facilitators helping us engage in an active discussion, I had the opportunity to learn about foreign cultures and talk about my opinions comfortably."

-"It's a Small World": Tackling Climate Issues

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