Commonwealth Fellowship Scheme awarded for Anglican leaders in education worldwide

18 March 2015

From May-June 2015 four Anglican leaders in education will visit the UK to take part in shared learning opportunities with schools and educational departments.  

Deborah Domingo, the Manager of Anglican Schools in Belize, Rajamani Manuel, a Principle in Sri Lanka, Neelam Chughati, a Senior Teacher from Pakistan, and Martin Odidi, the Diocesan Education Secretary for Kaduna Diocese, Nigeria, will all take part in the scheme. 

The programme includes meetings with diocesan education coordinators, primary and secondary school placements, a bespoke short course at the University of Nottingham, and sessions with institutions such as the UK Department of Education and the Department for International Development (DFID).  The scholars will also be connected to previous cohorts, to share their experiences and connect with other Anglican education professionals.  

Scholars will be welcomed to the UK through a week of orientation, visiting Lambeth Palace and Westminster Abbey, as well being introduced to the Anglican Alliance, the Anglican Communion Office, and programme partners.  

Whilst taking part in the scheme and learning about life and education in the UK, the four scholars will share their own experiences and educate others through the mutually beneficial programme.

Companion link dioceses are also being contacted to enable the scholars to visit different parts of the UK and build relational links across the Anglican Communion. 

The Anglican Alliance are honoured to be welcoming the four scholars to the UK and look forward to hosting the scheme.   

In the picture: Revd Rachel Carnegie, Co-Director of the Anglican Alliance, and Penny Bentley, Mentor for the Commonwealth Professional Fellowship Scheme 2014, with the scholars last year.