Masters students from Sheffield University have been undertaking their study placements at the University of Makeni (UNIMAK) for the past five years. One of the first of these was Jessica Jones in 2014. Later, in 2018, Hannah Lewis and Shaza Dous successfully completed their placements in Makeni. All three of these enjoyed their placements in Sierra Leone so much that they have returned to continue working at UNIMAK.
A few weeks ago Shaza wrote:
“Since I last met you in December, I have been home for a while then I came back to Makeni to be working with UNIMAK. In March this year, I joined the International relations and projects office at the university and have been trying to find my way around living here rather than just visiting and doing research. The experience has been incredible so far, I’m learning a lot and doing my best to contribute to building partnerships and bringing as many projects as possible to the university. “
Fr Joe Turay, Vice Chancellor of UNIMAK writes:
“We are grateful for the partnership and support from Sheffield. Again we are ready to continue our collaboration and to receive students for placements. Shaza, Hannah and Jessica are all working with us and supporting in various roles and responsibilities.”
Sheffield University confidently expects two more students will enjoy a similar valuable experience in 2020.