14Apr, 2018

Tafta staffer awarded CommonAge Bursary

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Nirupa Kasserchun, our Fundraising Manager, has been given the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the National Care Forum Conference, incorporating the CommonAge Elder’s Forum, from 16-18 April 2018 in Berkshire, UK.

Nirupa was selected as one of three Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) bursary recipients from South Africa, Malawi and Kenya respectively, given the opportunity to travel to the UK to contribute to and learn from the international ageing care community.

Mat Whittingham, CEO of bursary sponsors QCS,  said, “We are proud to partner with CommonAge to support this fantastic initiative, which helps fund care and retirement professionals from developing Commonwealth nations to come to the UK to study and experience our care sector.

“Vulnerable people across the Commonwealth will benefit from this opportunity and the UK sector will benefit from the rich diversity and international experience those colleagues from developing nations will bring.”

Nirupa (pictured above, right)  is looking forward to listening to renowned international speakers and participating in workshops with leading professionals. Topics include Human Rights, Women and Dementia, Intergenerational Communities, Leadership, Disruptive Care, the presentation of the first ever Ageing in the Commonwealth research project and much more.

We thank Common Age and QCS for making it possible for her to attend and gain valuable insight to share with her colleagues on her return.