Governor Rushbrook Hosts Receptions To Celebrate Success On St Helena

Over the last two weeks, His Excellency Governor Dr Philip Rushbrook held two receptions at Plantation House to celebrate recent successes achieved on St Helena.

The first reception took place on Thursday, 14November, to celebrate the determination and endeavour displayed during this year by 69 people in the public sector who achieved vocational and skills qualifications.

Skills and other qualifications, recognised in the UK and internationally, were awarded in Health, Education, Fire & Rescue, Environment, Engineering, Customs, IT, Human Resources, Archiving, Tourism and Immigration.

On Tuesday, 19November, a second reception was held for 15 SHG staff who achieved work related, professional Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree qualifications. This included six nurses who all achieved degree-level nursing qualifications. Other graduates with degrees included staff from the legal profession, tourism, economic development, personnel management and policing.

Also invited to the reception were past Chevening Scholars who were able to share their experiences of their studies in the UK and how it had benefitted them on their return to St Helena. Zedella Young, who recently graduated with a Master’s Degree from the University of Surrey in Strategic Tourism, Management and Marketing was presented with her certificate by the Governor. Zedella now works with St Helena Tourism, sharing her professional knowledge.

Governor Rushbrook commented:

“This is exactly what St Helena needs. St Helenians working towards and achieving internationally recognised qualifications to improve the lives of everyone in our community.”

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22 November 2019

St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470