Miss. Ai Nakashio, a student of Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs in New York has arrived in Liberia as intern of Camp for Peace Liberia.
During a short orientation on Friday, June 15 at Camp for Peace head office in Paynesvile, Miss Nakashio expressed deep gratitude to the CFP and Columbia University for the opportunity that have been afforded her to serve as intern in Liberia this summer. She said that it is always good to leave your comfort and experience life in other places. “I anticipate to learn a lot from the community and the CFP’s team during my stay here”, Miss Nakashio emphasized. During her internship, Ai will work with CFP to develop a new project design and activities that will identify new resource base, partners and donors for Camp for Peace Liberia. In addition, she will also revise CFP’s Peace Educational Manual as well as medium and long-term Strategic plan.
For his part, the Executive Director of Camp for Peace Liberia, Mr. B. Abel Learwellie expressed great delight in the opportunity to host Ai Nakashio during this summer. Mr. Learwellie said it is becoming a good tradition to have good people of different nationalities who come to share their wealth of experience and contribute to the growth and development of his organization and the Liberian society. He therefore welcomed Ai to Liberia and Camp for Peace Liberia in particular. He told Ai to feel at home and that his organization will do all to provide the best hospitable working environment for her. It can be recalled that two students from Columbia University in persons of Miss. Anika Michel and Mr. Sebastian Osorio served their internship with Camp for Peace in 2017.
Ai is a candidate for Master of International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University with emphasis in International Security Policy. She holds a L.L.B degree in Civil Law from the University of Japan. Before going to Columbia University, Ai worked with the Japan Ministry of Defense for four years in many capacities: Section Chief, Intelligence Division, Japan Ministry of Defense. She also worked with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) as Policy Advisor.