马丁·塔克波毕业那天的照片. 马丁穿着蓝色西装,戴着毕业帽,穿着毕业礼服.

一名国际学生以优异的成绩从hg皇冠老牌网站毕业, 尽管新冠肺炎疫情限制令他在攻读学位之初无法前往英国.

Martin Tarkpor, 31, 有几所大学的录取通知, 但他在祖国利比里亚的经历让他选择了hg皇冠老牌网站的硕士学位 Development and Human Rights.

“结束了14年的内战,使hg皇冠老牌网站的社会暴露在一系列侵犯人权的情况下,使hg皇冠老牌网站严重落后和脆弱, 这个学位的模块非常吸引我的注意力.

“它们准确地反映了我的国家在努力修补hg皇冠老牌网站支离破碎的国家时所面临的挑战," he continues.

Martin knew the Chevening 奖学金申请过程将是苛刻和竞争激烈的, 但大流行带来了其他并发症.

"At one point, 当COVID-19病例和死亡率加剧时, I started growing nervous, and the fear of cancellation engulfed me.

"Notwithstanding, 秘书处和英国驻我国大使馆仍在支持hg皇冠老牌网站克服COVID-19障碍."

疫情也意味着马丁无法及时赶到英国开始该项目, and instead, 他在宁巴县的家中参加了在线课程.

“考虑到hg皇冠老牌网站还没有像西方世界那样体验技术进步的速度,这是一个挑战," Martin confessed.

"Be that as it may, 我受到了启发,因为我可以参加会议, on many occasions, had good access to discussions, albeit with minor disruptions at times.

“这让我觉得我的国家走在正确的道路上,如果更多的利比里亚学生能够在斯旺西这样的大学学习,了解发展的动力,hg皇冠老牌网站甚至可以做得更好, 国际视野下的冲突与人权."

Midway through his first term, Martin was allowed to travel to Swansea, 尽管这些限制意味着他不能和同学们有太多的接触,而且每周只能在校内教学一小时.

Despite the difficult circumstances he faced, 马丁的适应能力很强,学习成绩优异, always with his family in mind.

"My primary source of motivation has been my family; I am the first to obtain a college education, 更不用说在国际机构攻读研究生学位了.

“当我的母亲在2021年1月病重时, things became really challenging for me; I became discouraged and decided to go back home to be with her, 但她告诉我,唯一能让她开心的事就是我留下来,以优异的成绩获得学位.

“她说我将成为家庭的光明,为我之后的孩子们铺平道路."

马丁最自豪的时刻之一,是撰写他那篇极富独创性的论文,主题是国际货币基金组织(imf)及其在运作中有限地遵守国际人权标准.

“鉴于我国长期以来一直寻求几个国际金融机构的赠款和贷款- -基金组织就是其中之一, 我决定调查其中一些贷款协议所附加的条件对人权的影响."

马丁希望他的努力工作将对他的祖国产生积极的影响,并已经计划好了实现这一目标.

"I have always said it's not an achievement if it does not positively affect ones' community and those around them; hence, 我将返回我国,为我国的重建议程作出贡献.

“我将以研究助理的身份回国,参与一个由我在hg皇冠老牌网站的一位讲师领导的项目," Martin explains.

“该项目将评估建立一条摩托车道的影响,使利比里亚各地偏远城镇和村庄的小农能够将当地农产品运往利比里亚市场和其他地方.

“我也希望在我的国家——UKaid——寻求促进发展和人权倡导的机构的就业机会, USAID, IRC, to name a few.

"My ultimate goal, however, is to establish a fully-fledged organisation to hone the leadership skills of the youth population of my country – the emerging leaders; to promote academic excellence through academic competitions such as debates, essay writing, panel discussions, and scholarship application processes.

“我想帮助其他人发展工作准备技能和工作申请流程,并有机会在hg皇冠老牌网站这样的机构学习."

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