Two Caymanian students recently participated in the Commonwealth Day celebrations in the United Kingdom as part of a programme organised by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
Jamaal Anderson and Tracey Forbes, who are currently studying in the UK, were invited along with students from other Commonwealth countries to attend a day of activities, which included a tour of the Houses of Parliament, and a Commonwealth Day Observance at Westminster Abbey.
‘Although the whole day was enjoyable, my favourite part would undoubtedly have to be the Commonwealth Day Observance as it brought a variety of people together in a collective spirit, all sharing their experience and challenges, and eager to help the young people of today,’ Ms Forbes said.
‘This opportunity has heightened my understanding of world politics, and has raised my awareness of how unique yet interconnected the world is,’ said Mr. Anderson. ‘It has allowed me to feel patriotic about my country, as this day-long seminar illustrated how small states such as the Cayman Islands help contribute to global issues. This has been a wonderful life experience that has helped shape my perception of the world.’