We are delighted to announce over 20 applicants from developing Commonwealth countries have been awarded a QCS/CommonAge bursary to attend the inaugural Commonwealth Elders’ Forum being held in the UK in April this year.
These bursaries will give industry leaders in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, India, South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Australia, Tanzania and Uganda a unique opportunity work towards the WHO Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020-2030 at this exciting conference.
The CEO for the South African organisation The Association for the Ageing and CommonAge board member Femada Shamam says: “Having been a recipient of this type of opportunity, I bear testament to how these initiatives are life-changing.”
Femada was awarded a scholarship to attend the IAHSA/ACSA conference held in Perth, Australia in 2015.
QCS CEO Mat Whittingham says the opportunity to come to the UK to contribute to and learn from our care sector will have an enormous impact upon the quality and the consistency of care being delivered in these developing nations.
“Vulnerable people across the Commonwealth will benefit from this fantastic scheme and the UK sector will benefit from the rich diversity and international experience those colleagues from Commonwealth countries will bring. QCS are proud to partner with CommonAge to support this fantastic initiative.”
All applicants will be advised in the next week and we look forward to welcoming them at the conference.
A big thank you to the the main sponsor for the bursaries QCS (of the UK) and to the judging panel for its invaluable assistance..
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet these leaders!
Book your place now at the inaugural Commonwealth Elders’ Forum,
part of the Ageing In Common, an international event conference.