Chevening participants get recognition certificates

Mentoring Scheme is designed for entry-level lawyers, entrepreneurs

Our Correspondent February 27, 2021


The British Acting Deputy High Commissioner Iona Thomas hosted a reception at her residence for participants of the inaugural Chevening Mentoring Scheme.

She awarded recognition certificates to the participants of the Chevening Mentoring Scheme. The British High Commission launched the inaugural Chevening Mentoring Scheme last year.

The project was designed for entry-level lawyers and entrepreneurs with leadership potential, to enhance skills, knowledge and work performance. A total of 10 mentees, eight women and two men, including one each from minorities, were inducted into the scheme.

Chevening alumni who participated as mentors included: Yasmeen Rehman, former MNA and entrepreneur; Aasia Sail Khan, entrepreneur, pharmacist, and gender consultant; Hassan Shah, lawyer and entrepreneur; and Khadija Ali, a legal practitioner and development consultant.

The year-long scheme helped the mentees to grow professionally and learn to meet challenges at the workplace. It also helped the mentees to enhance their communication skills and confidence as well as a chance to attend formal training.

Acting British Deputy High Commissioner, Iona Thomas said: “Our Chevening alumni are contributing to a brighter future for Pakistan by helping build the capacity of future lawyers and entrepreneurs.

“The Chevening Mentoring Scheme has played an important role in promoting gender equality, inclusion and opportunity for all which are integral to our work in Pakistan. We had 80 per cent women as mentees in the scheme, and a record 60 per cent of women were selected for Chevening scholarships in the UK last year.”


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