I was very glad to be able to attend the WMU Graduation Ceremony in Malmö earlier this month.
The ITF Seafarers’ Trust sponsors a number of international students each year to undertake post-graduate study at the World Maritime University, and watching them graduate after 14 months of intensive study was a real pleasure.
This year, we were also pleased to discover that one of the students we have supported, Ms Naandem Rita Njin was the 1,000th female student at the WMU, a great achievement as we look forward to the IMO’s Day of the Seafarer 2019 focussing on “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”.
It was also an opportunity to meet the incoming students we are sponsoring for the current academic year, and chat to them about their studies and future plans.
We congratulate our graduates on their hard work and well-earned success, and wish them all the best with their future careers in the maritime sector.
The ITFST has an interest in education in the maritime sector, particularly capacity building in developing countries and also in maritime welfare work. For more information on some of our work in this area you may like to read about our scholarship programmes with the WMU and IMLI, or ‘MARI-WEL’ seafarers’ welfare online professional development training programme.