Chevening Orientation introduces Kenyan scholars to their counterparts as they settle into British life

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The Kenyan Chevening students settle into life in the UK. Photo: Facebook/UKinKenya

The Kenyan Chevening 2017/2018 Scholars are settling in to life in the UK, while also meeting their counterparts from around the world.

At the Chevening Orientation 2017, they were joined 1750 scholars from 147 nationalities.

Orientation introduced the Cheveners to Britain, helped by the UK’s Foreign Secretary, FCO officials, a Class of 2016 Chevening Alumna, our senior programme officers, and a British Lord.

Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, Global Head of Citizenship at KPMG shared his wisdom with our scholars when he urged them to find out and act on their life’s purpose, and to use their privileged position and global outlook to help others around the world.

They later attended a welcome reception for African Scholars in the Foreign Office in London where the UK’s Minister for Africa, Rory Stewart, urged them to make the most of their time in the UK, and use the skills they will have learnt when they return to their home countries.

The Chevening programme is now in its 33rd year, providing financial support to outstanding individuals with leadership potential to study postgraduate courses at universities across the United Kingdom.

As the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, it is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.

The scholarships support study at UK universities – mostly one year Master’s degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.

Alumni from Kenya’s Chevening scholarships includes two Cabinet Secretaries, a Supreme Court Judge and a host of high ranking officials both in public and private sectors