Bulgarian, Albanian and Kosovo Alumni cooperated for the implementation
The Award ceremony for the 2021/2022 Shapers of Tomorrow Mentoring teams was organised on March 24th, 2022 with the active participation of Alma Gerxhani, Albanian Chevening Alumni Association, Arta Istrefi, Chevening Alumni Kosovo and Majlinda Aliu, Chevening Alumni Kosovo and Roumiana Atanassova, Bulgarian Chevening Association. It was opened by Lynne Charles, Deputy Head of Mission, the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Bulgaria, Tara-Jane Sutcliffe, Head of Chevening Secretariat and Richard Le Vay, Head of Internal Politics and Communications at the Embassy of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Kosovo.
The event celebrated the success also of mentoring disadvantaged kids in Bulgaria, led by Mariana Moneva, Bulgarian Chevening Association.
Awarded Mentors and Mentees shared their experience, lessons learned, challenges and benefits from participating in the mentoring programme.
As always, networking proved as the best tool to add to the positive experience from participation in the programme.
The programme is supported by the FCDO Chevening Alumni Programme Fund and British Embassy Sofia and implemented in cooperation with the Kosovo and Albanian Chevening Alumni Association, British Council in Bulgaria and the British Bulgarian Business Association.