Commonwealth Scholars aspire to be change-makers. During their scholarship, the CSC provides a range of workshops and training sessions which support Scholars in developing the skills and capacity to implement their development goals and contribute to the success of the sustainable development goals in their home country, and beyond. Following their studies, it is important that Scholars continue to feel prepared to deliver their goals by securing employment in sectors and organizations most in need of their skills and ambition. For returning Scholars, reintegration workshops provide an opportunity to understand employment opportunities and trends in their home country, and explore how they can apply their new skills in the workplace to achieve change, drawing on the wealth of experience across our alumni network. In order to highlight the contribution that Commonwealth Scholarships make to international development, both collectively and through the activities of individual Scholars and alumni, the CSC Alumni and Engagement teams support a range of activities on award, and post-award, in conjunction with the British Council.

Dr. Khairul Islam completed M.Sc in Community Ophthalmology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2010 and He is one of the Alumni of Commonwealth Scholars. He was selected as The finalists of the Social Impact Award (BRITISH COUNCIL ALUMNI AWARDS 2018), which acknowledges alumni who have made an exceptional contribution to creating positive social change. He was awarded for improving access to eye care in Bangladesh and theme of the Awards was ”STRENGTHENING HEALTH SYSTEMS AND CAPACITY IMPROVING ACCESS TO EYE CARE”

An article was published on Commonwealth Scholarship Annual Report 2019: