On 4 March, Chevening Scholars gathered with their families at the British Embassy in Seoul to learn about and discuss the global food crisis at an event co-hosted with Oxfam. The event, titled ‘OXFAM X Sam Kim Food Truck’, gave participants the chance to taste Korean chef Sam Kim’s pasta, learn more about Oxfam Korea’s work, fundraise […]
Chevening Alumni in Afghanistan launch official network
In Kabul, celebrations were in order at the start of May as Cheveners gathered to celebrate the launch of their new Chevening Alumni network. After many years of meeting together informally, the Afghanistan Chevening Alumni Network (known as Afghanistan-CAN) has now been established and registered with the government of Afghanistan.
Deputy Ambassador James Squire officially launched the network at a ceremony at the British Embassy in Kabul, which was attended by over 50 people.
The Deputy Ambassador commended the network, saying:
‘I strongly believe that people—talented, committed and dedicated—and education, are critical to building the future of Afghanistan. I’m delighted that the UK is not only providing prestigious scholarships for Afghanistan’s brightest youth, but is also supporting the collaboration between these alumni and Chevening Scholars across the world.’
The evening also featured a speech from Tania Aria, the President of the Afghanistan-CAN, during which she set out the group’s vision:
‘Afghanistan Chevening Alumni Network (CAN) is a platform for the Chevening Alumni to contribute and share their insights in the economic, political and social affairs of the country; practice leadership; and give back to the community through promoting the Chevening Scholarship programme. It also serves as a bridge to strengthen the relationship between Afghanistan and the United Kingdom,’ said Aria.
‘Afghanistan-CAN provides the opportunity for well-informed, confident, and empowered Chevening Alumni to present the positive image of Afghanistan through their active voice in the national and international events.’
This newly-launched network will now provide a platform for professional advancement and interaction amongst more than 190 talented Afghan alumni who have graduated from the UK’s prestigious education institutions.
Chevening Alumna Dinara Dultaeva from Uzbekistan studied at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies in 2009. Following her degree, her long-held dream of creating a company that contributed to showcasing her home to the world came true. Inspired by her course at Cardiff, she started a publishing house, Dinara & Co. It […]
The British Embassy in Caracas and the Chevening Alumni Association are carrying out a series of masterclasses to foster discussions on topics of interest for Venezuela and the UK and deepen links between universities from both countries. The first masterclass took place on 5 December 2016 at Catholic University Andrés Bello (UCAB). It celebrated international […]