September 2007 will see the first David James Foundation Scholarship at the University of Westminster.
On the 7th September 2006 David spoke at the University of Westminster Business School Conference on HIV and AIDS and Business: Challenges for Sustainable Development. The event was held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.
To a large audience made up of many of the world’s leading academics from economics, development and health, David spoke about the work of the Foundation in Malawi. He also discussed the challenge of HIV and AIDS in farming and society and how the Foundation could link up with educational establishments like the University of Westminster to enhance the value of its work.
Since the event, discussions about a more formalised relationship continued and Professor Colin Matheson, Director of Scholarships, agreed to instigate the David James Foundation Scholarship from the start of the next academic year. This will enable a student from Malawi to undertake a fully funded year of study at the University of Westminster leading to an MA in their chosen discipline.
The Foundation will shortly begin working to identify suitable candidates to benefit from this amazing opportunity.