Commonwealth Scholarship Alumni celebrate Commonwealth Day

Alumni of the Commonwealth Scholarship programme recently met up to celebrate Commonwealth Day at the official residence of the British High Commissioner, Janet Douglas.

Dr Dwayne Devonish, Senior Lecturer in Management Science and a Commonwealth Alumnus who studied Work and Organisational Psychology with a Distinction at Nottingham University in 2007, gave a presentation to the Alumni focussing on the celebration of the 70 years of the Commonwealth.

He noted that 2019 is the year of a Connected Commonwealth, with common themes of Togetherness, Unity and Community.

He said, “Community effort always beats individual effort.” Stressing the unity in community, he said, “Community means a stronger position in the local and global environment.”

Commonwealth Scholarship Alumni with High Commissioner Janet Douglas, Political Officer Gilly Metzgen, Corey Drakes and Dr Dwayne Devonish

Commonwealth Scholarship Alumni with High Commissioner Janet Douglas, Political Officer Gilly Metzgen, Corey Drakes and Dr Dwayne Devonish

Corey Drakes, coordinator of the Alumni group, said: “I am really pleased to see a number of Alumni come together from a number of different years. Alumni are giving back to the community in Barbados in many ways.”

Janet Douglas said, “As Chair-in-Office, the United Kingdom is proud to be leading the Commonwealth in a number of areas, such as tackling cyber-crime and improving the marine environment. Commonwealth Scholarship Alumni form an important part of the rich fabric of the relations amongst the 53 member states of the Commonwealth.”

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