Commonwealth Foundation And Networking
BIM : Building the Nation , Networking through the Commonwealth
BIM was formed with the assistance of the Commonwealth Secretariat and BIM received grants for its operation as from the date of operation. Besides the activities of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) , the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (MHG) and the Commonwealth Games (CG), there has not been much opportunity for the involvement of individuals to benefit through educational programmes and networking for culture and business. This is in spite of many young Malaysians being educated in many of the Commonwealth countries such as the United Kingdom , Australia, New Zealand , Canada, India, Pakistan, Singapore and China-Hong Kong.
The Commonwealth Foundation (CF) and Formation of Commonwealth Graduates Association (CGA) and Commonwealth Graduates Convention (CGC).
BIM Secretariat has touched base with Commonwealth Foundation in London. We are actively looking at some initiatives with CF and exploring possibilities of soliciting for grants where BIM is eligible.
President Sr. John Loh announced the initiative to start a Commonwealth Graduates Association and a Commonwealth Graduates Convention the latter being scheduled for June 2012 with our Patron YAB Datuk Seri Najib and wife are expected to grace the gala dinner.