We are pleased to report that we have now reached just over one fifth of all past Noon Scholars as part of our outreach programme, leading up to our planned VNEF Alumni reunion which had set to mark 25 years after our first scholarship award, back in 1994.
However, now , with Covid, this is now deferred to 2022 – and we will then be marking the 30th anniversary of the legal foundation of our trust ! We are interested to note that almost half of those who have responded to our Survey have been back to Pakistan, and the vast majority including those abroad do plan to return to Pakistan to work and contribute – which of course was very much part of our founder, Vicky Noon’s original vision for the trust.
We would love to hear from more past Noon Scholars, to find out their plans and to hook them up to our planned new alumni society so we can all help each other. More about that in the future. So, please do help us to reach other scholars – you might know them and urge them to write to us as we do not have all the up-to-date emails and we are hitting stumbling blocks. Of course, we understand not everyone will want to be in touch. But we feel sure there are many more that would. Meanwhile, we hope you are coping with all the new strains and stresses.
With All Good Wishes,
Dr Paul Flather Chair, VNEF Fellow, Mansfield College, Oxford