Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:17 | Written by Pura | | |
1st July 2013
PURA WELCOMES FIVE INTERNS FROM MARINA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Since its inception, PURA has been giving young people the opportunity to get work experience to not only help them in their future careers but to also to guide and nurture them towards their chosen career paths. As a result, some of the interns have indeed later become PURA staff.
2013, is no different and this year, PURA is happy to welcome five interns from Marina International School in Bakau New town. The interns, all female, will be attached to different directorates within the institution and they would be working closely with PURA staff in their daily work.
The students are all from the 6th form of high school and would be spending a month during the summer with PURA.
Saffie Jammeh (1): Saffie is an economics and sociology student who has just completed Form 7 and would be working with the Economics Department for the next month. Her main expectation from the internship is to understand how economics is applied to real life situations and also experience the work environment. Her ambition is to study Economics up to PhD level. Saffie’s hobbies include reading, and hanging out with friends. Saffie is a repeat intern who completed a month's internship in 2012.
Fatou Jallow (2): Is a 19 year old who has lived in Tanzania for five years. Currently studying sociology, French, economic and literature she wants to be a lawyer and hopes that the internship would help her attain that goal. Her passion for law was inspired by her aunt who is currently working for the UN in Austria as an international criminal lawyer. She hopes to learn many things which will serve as a vital tool in preparing her for her future career in law. Fatou loves to swim and participate in other interactive activities during her leisure time. She also enjoys reading novels and taking strolls at the beach to meditate and focus.
Joanna Maba Jobe (3): Joana is currently studying economics, history, french and literature at Marina International School. She hopes to apply some of the things she has learnt at school during the internship as well has get an insight in what the working routine is inside a government agency. She hopes to complete her tertiary education in the UK in economics together with either politics or internationalJoana likes teaching herself other languages, enjoys reading especially books by Dan Brown and Phillip Pullman. She is also a keen runner and usually runs every day! She’s also an avid Manchester United fan.
Jessica Coompson (4): a young lady age of 18 years who studied French, history, and geography at 6th form. She spent the early years of her life travelling and has been to England, France, Germany, Austria. She has also lived in America for a while. She speaks French, Wollof and Aku. Jessica hopes that the internship would help build her confidence as well as help prepare and teach her on what is needed to become a good and successful lawyer. Her main ambition is to become a business lawyer. During her free time she like to listen to music, read or just hang out with friends. Jessica also loves sports and playing tennis, volleyball and football. She also runs and swims regularly.
Sohna Bajo (5): is a 19 year old studying History, Sociology and Literature who is outgoing and very open to learning and experiencing new things. Sohna believes in defending and standing up for what she truly believes in especially when there is evidence to proof she is right. These qualities in addition to being confident and bold, is what she believes every lawyer should possess and is what has drawn her to want to be a lawyer. She believes the internship with PURA will help in preparing her for the future especially about her future profession. During her free time Sohna loves to hangout with family and friends, go swimming, read or cook!