The event took place at the Residence of the British High Commissioner to Cameroon, H.E. Brian Olley on Thursday 26 March 2015.
Speaking during the ceremony, Deputy British High Commissioner, Mrs. Allison Marriott noted, “The development of Cameroon cannot go forward without the contribution of its women”.
In line with the 2011 Commonwealth Day theme which was “Women as Agents of Change”, the British High Commission Yaounde decided to set up a local scholarship scheme which aims at training Cameroonian women with leadership potential at master degree level within Cameroon state Universities or private Higher Learning Institutions.
Their fields of studies include: Human Rights, International Cooperation; Humanitarian Action and Sustainable Development, Information and Communication Technology, Public Heath, among others. Each scholar will receive from the British High Commission Yaounde the sum of CFA 1million for tuition fees. Upon completion of their courses, they will join the alumni network of the scholarship scheme. The alumni are active and making significant headway in promoting Commonwealth values in their communities.