The Centre for Media Studies in Port of Spain recently celebrated yet another achievement by one of its alumni.
On Tuesday January 13, 2015 Ms. Teocah Dove was among the first recipients of the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award http://www.queensyoungleaders.com/ She is one of the 60 young leaders from across the British Commonwealth to receive this award which is part of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Trust http://jubileetribute.org/2015/01/the-first-ever-queens-young-leaders-are-announced/.
This achievement is significant as Teocah is one of the first female recipients of this honour and this follows on the heels of a Chevening Scholarship which she was awarded in 2013. Shortly after completing the BA (Hons) in Media and Communications which SBCS offers in collaboration with the University of Greenwich in the U.K., she pursued her MSc. in Gender and International Relations at the University of Bristol in the U.K. where she graduated with Merit.
This latest award recognizes exceptional youth, between 18 and 29 years, who have shown substantial commitment and tenacity in the sphere of community development. Teocah’s story illustrates that simultaneously pursuing academic and philanthropic endeavors is possible. Her volunteerism includes work in several fields including Gender, Vulnerable Women, HIV/AIDS, Poverty Alleviation, Community, Human Rights and Youth Development. Of course with great talent comes great responsibility and Teocah will be expected to use the prestige and training she receives to bring about positive and meaningful change in her community. She will receive further training at the University of Cambridge in the UK and in June this year she will receive her award from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
SBCS feels a sense of pride for Teocah – she represents a past student, a classmate, a young woman and a Trinidadian.
We wish Teocah the very best with all her future endeavors and thank her for reminding us that the sky is the limit!
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