Next Thursday, the British High Commission will announce the winners of the Chevening Scholarship.
This year, three young persons from Trinidad and Tobago will receive the Scholarship, which grants them one year of fully funded post-graduate study at a University of their choice in the UK
Chevening is the UK government’s international awards programme, and has been awarded since 1983.
The High Commission will also launch of Prince’s Trust International’s project in partnership with the National Training Agency.
This programme, called ACHIEVE, will begin in September 2019 and benefit several schools:
- Chaguanas South Secondary School
- Mucurapo West Secondary School
- East Mucurapo Secondary School
- Toco Secondary School
- Pentecostal Light & Life Foundation High School (Tobago)
- Holy Faith Convent School (Awaiting confirmation)
The new programme is designed to help disadvantaged young people who are struggling to develop important character skills through relevant, engaging and informal learning.
The programme is flexible so schools may choose to run it over a few months or a few years but will have the chance to try lots of new things such as:
• Delivering a community project and making a real difference in your local area
• Learning all sorts of new skills to help with meeting new people and building your confidence
• Taking on a business challenge to put your entrepreneurial skills to the test
• Improving your knowledge and ability to look after yourself and live a healthy life
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