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High Commission hosts British educationalist honoured for her work in Uganda

Elizabeth Traill BEM co-founded a girls school in South West Uganda.

HE Alison Blackburne with British Empire Medal (BEM) recipient Elizabeth Traill
HE Alison Blackburne with British Empire Medal (BEM) recipient Elizabeth Traill.

On 13 November High Commissioner HE Alison Blackburne hosted Elizabeth Traill BEM for tea at her Residence. Ms Traill was honoured in the 2015 New Years honours list for her services to education in Uganda. Ms Traill was accompanied by some of her friends and colleagues from the Ugandan education and charitable sectors.

HE Alison Blackburne (left) and Elizabeth Traill BEM (centre)
HE Alison Blackburne (left) and Elizabeth Traill BEM (centre) with some of her colleagues and friends at the High Commissioner's residence.

Ms Traill received the British Empire Medal (BEM) earlier this year, at a ceremony in the UK. The BEM is awarded to recognise specific achievements and contributions by British nationals at home and abroad.

Speaking at the event at her Residence, the High Commissioner commended the work Ms Traill has done over several decades. She praised the deep and wide-ranging voluntary and charitable links between the British and Ugandan peoples, and expressed her satisfaction that these projects and initiatives are delivering real benefits in all areas of Uganda.

Published 13 November 2015