Kindly give your valuable feedback for my below SOP for OFID Scholarship Award.
It is this spirit that motivates me to apply
"A nation's prosperity and development lies in a well-equipped and educated human resource. No nation can achieve sustainable growth without having skilled and professional personnel. It is essential for a nation to get state of the art knowledge in almost every field. Higher education has always played an essential role in achieving development for countries like Pakistan. What could be better than traveling to a foreign country to learn about their ideas, history, and culture? I believe study abroad is something that every student should do to help avoid ethnocentrism, to expand their horizons, and to appreciate everything the world has to offer.It is this spirit that motivates me to apply for OFID scholarship award. With the OFID scholarship award, I will be able to learn and work with a highly reputable and skillful team of international reputation at postgraduate level at Lund University, Sweden.
It is essential for students from developing nations to access latest educational opportunities in order to achieve sustainable development. Keeping this in mind, I also have my career goals. My first career goal is to attain highest level of educational excellence with an international master degree in the field related to Disaster Management. Secondly, I want to join a university as a research fellow in the field of disaster management after graduating from a foreign university. Thirdly, I have set my goal to work for boasting the current poor & unprofessional approach towards disasters management in Pakistan. Fourthly, I have plans to work for to change the current reactive role of rescue, relief and rehabilitation to proactive role of preparedness, prevention and mitigation in my country in order to equip people with latest knowledge and skills regarding disaster management.
Studying Disaster Management at bachelor's level was indeed the best experience of my life. Centre for Disaster Preparedness & Management (CDPM), University of Peshawar, being the first standalone academic program in the country after the devastated 2005 earthquake, was established to address disasters and to create professional disaster managers. Studying master program at Lund University will in fact help me increase my understanding of the latest methods and procedure to handle all disasters related issues.
As for my personal experience as concerned, I still remember the time when 2005 earthquake happened. While we were busy in our routine first class of the day on 08 October 2005, the incident happened so quickly that we were unable to respond timely. Everyone was running for his own safety. Our overall academic year was badly disturbed by the incident throughout the year. Unfortunately we witnessed the floods of August 2010 while we were in the middle of our university entrance exam preparation. The entire communications and other facilities were damaged causing our exams into delay. It is this personal experience that had played an important role in my application for this scholarship award.
With the help of this master's degree I will be able to contribute towards reducing disaster risk in Pakistan. It will help me learn new and latest tools and techniques used for disaster risk management and reduction. I will also utilize this opportunity to work in tackling the current climatic conditions which has disrupted our big cities."