In Kabul, celebrations were in order at the start of May as Cheveners gathered to celebrate the launch of their new Chevening Alumni network. After many years of meeting together informally, the Afghanistan Chevening Alumni Network (known as Afghanistan-CAN) has now been established and registered with the government of Afghanistan.
Deputy Ambassador James Squire officially launched the network at a ceremony at the British Embassy in Kabul, which was attended by over 50 people.
The Deputy Ambassador commended the network, saying:
‘I strongly believe that people—talented, committed and dedicated—and education, are critical to building the future of Afghanistan. I’m delighted that the UK is not only providing prestigious scholarships for Afghanistan’s brightest youth, but is also supporting the collaboration between these alumni and Chevening Scholars across the world.’