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Friday 20 October 2017
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British High Commissioner hosts reception for inaugural One Young World Caribbean Caucus

British High Commissioner Tim Stew (second from left) and members of the organising committee of the One Young World Caribbean Caucus

The achievements of outstanding young people from across the region were recently honoured by British High Commissioner, Tim Stew, during a reception for the inaugural One Young World Caribbean Caucus.

One Young World, a British based charity founded in 2009, connects bright young leaders from around the world to deliver change.

The first Caribbean Caucus brought together young people from Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Guyana, Haiti, Barbados, the Bahamas and St. Lucia to discuss issues such as social entrepreneurship, the future of education, social inclusion and the Commonwealth.

During the August 24 event at his Maraval residence, Stew also bid farewell to this year’s Chevening Scholar, Mukta Balroop.

In the joint celebration, Stew congratulated Balroop on his achievement as the Chevening Scholar 2017. In addition to expressing his gratitude to bpTT for co-funding this year’s scholarship, the High Commissioner commended Balroop’s focus on Media Law, which he will pursue at Queen Mary, University of London.

Stew encouraged Balroop to look beyond his formal education and to allow himself to gain international perspectives from his fellow students; to understand the world from others’ viewpoints.

Balroop joins a network of 122 previous scholars from Trinidad and Tobago and a wider international network of Chevening scholar, which now numbers 42,000 people from 120 countries.

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