Town Hall with Tim Hitchens & Kishva Ambigapathy

On July 18 2017, Tim Hitchens, CEO of the Commonwealth Summit 2018, and Kishva were speakers at a Townhall session organized by the British High Commission Malaysia and the Commonwealth Youth Council. It was held at The Co. in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur; although a small venue, it created a casual and relaxed atmosphere that allowed participants to get up close and personal with both Tim and Kishva.

The session started with the speakers introducing themselves, their roles in respective positions and what they believe the future of the Commonwealth looks like. Participants of the session were very proactive and jumped into questions about pressing matters such as: how the Commonwealth promotes job opportunities, unity, and connectivity amongst youths. Very interestingly, two topics that garnered much participation was how youth in the Commonwealth can build counter-narratives against violent extremism, and promote education for refugees.

British High Commissioner to Malaysia, Ms. Victoria answering a question about education in the UK.

On the topics of education in the United Kingdom for Commonwealth youth, the British High Commissioner to Malaysia, Ms. Victoria Marguerite Treadell, gave her input and ultimately encouraged youth to study in the UK. Very interestingly, two topics that garnered much participation was how youth in the Commonwealth can build counter-narratives against violent extremism, and promote education for refugees. 

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