Camp for Peace Liberia bade farewell to Ms. Anika Juliann Michel and Mr. Sebastian Osorio from Columbia University in New York on Friday in Paynesville, Liberia. Anika and Sebastian, skilled graduate student interns have worked with CFP since May this year. While here, the both of them contributed significant value, including new ideas and energy to the growth and development of Camp for Peace Liberia, as well as concrete outputs of specific projects that they designed and implemented. A Peace Education Manual, Resource Mobilization template and a strategy focus document were among the many values and resources that they developed during their internship. They have also created a link between CFP and Columbia University, opening possibilities for further collaboration.
In a brief farewell remark, the Executive Director of Camp for Peace Liberia, Mr. B. Abel Learwellie expressed thanks and appreciation to Anika and Sebastian for their dedication to work and commitment to adding values to Camp for Peace as small organization. He called on Anika and Sebastian to serve as ambassadors and encourage others to join the CFP family in Liberia. “The offices of CFP are open to you at any time” the Executive Director concluded.
Responding, both Anika and Sebastian were emotionally overwhelmed, as they sobbed while expressing gratitude to the Director and staff of Camp for Peace Liberia for their support accorded them during their internship. They promised to share the new knowledge and experiences gained while completing their studies at Columbia.
Ms., Anika Juliann Michel is a student of Master of International Affairs in Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy with specializations in International Conflict Resolution, Technology, Media, and Communications and Mr. Sebastian Osorio is a student of Master in Public Administration (MPA), Economic and Political Development.