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16/04/2018

Reasons to be Proud (R2bP): Congratulations to BSc Honours (Mathematical Statistics) Alumnus, Khanya Mkoto, who was chosen to be part of a group of youth leaders from 53 Commonwealth countries to take part in the Commonwealth Youth Forum happening in London.

The Commonwealth is a diverse community of 53 nations that work together to promote prosperity, democracy and peace. This week, the UK hosts the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) when leaders from all the member countries will gather in London and Windsor. An invitation was also extended to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.

As part of the CHOGM 2018, there will be a number of forums which include the Commonwealth Youth Forum. The Commonwealth Youth Forum provides an opportunity for the young people of the Commonwealth to build cross-cultural connections and networks, debate the challenges facing its young people, and agree on youth-led initiatives to influence decision makers and ensure young people have a voice in its future.

The 2018 Youth Forum’s theme of “Powering Our Common Future” reflects the CHOGM theme of “Towards a Common Future” and illustrates the powerful potential of young people across the Commonwealth in devising solutions to complex global challenges as well as their ability to bring forward meaningful recommendations to the Heads of Government meeting. The Forum will include opportunities for plenary discussions and action planning breakout sessions, focussed around CHOGM's four themes: prosperity, security, sustainability and fairness.

Well done Khanya!

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