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»The Link The Irish Aid Fellowship Alumni Newsletter Welcoming the new Liberian fellows

Irish Aid would like to extend a warm welcome to Ireland to students from Liberia, the newest fellowship award country.

Liberia became eligible under the Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme for 2016-17 and three fellows commenced Master’s programmes September.

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Walker Mahn is a researcher with the Liberian Drug Enforcement Agency and he has come to Ireland to study Applied Social Research at Trinity College Dublin.

Catherine Thomas is a healthcare worker and is studying Global Health at Trinity College.


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In total, Irish Aid welcomed to Ireland 74 new fellows from 12 different countries for the 2016-17 programme. A further 26 fellows were approved for in-region study in 2016, while another 81 fellows are continuing in-region studies begun in previous years.

Irish Aid would like to wish all 2016 awardees the best of luck in their studies!

The first ever Irish Aid Fellows from Liberia attending the 2016 Fellowship Orientation at Farmleigh House. From left: Walker Mahn, Catherine Thomas and Abdul Koroma

Abdul Koroma is an official at the Ministry of Public Works in Liberia. He is doing a master’s in Environment, Society and Development in NUI Galway.

You can learn more about the first ever Irish Aid fellows from Liberia on page 11.

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