Testimonials

“As I look back, I feel I have developed a great deal in both my personal as well as professional character during my study and feel much more confident and sure of myself to face the future now.”
Treena Stafford, India, Management of Development graduate 2018

“The lessons were more oriented to the working environment, as if we were moving around the globe as consultants and with people from different nationalities and backgrounds trying to combine knowledge and experiences to solve global issues in this dynamic world. As l go back to my country Zimbabwe as a development change agent, it feels like l have to write this past year on my resume as being a consultant rather than a student.”  
Talkmore Penduka, Zimbabwe, Management of Development graduate 2018

“We studied Rural development theories in the beginning of the course and this gave the students a strong foundation towards understanding the other modules that followed. This highlighted various aspects of development and philosophies that are prerequisites and a must to excel in the course. Studying value chains and business management is totally relevant as well, and made the entire course programme holistic.”
Pradeep Rai, Bhutan, Management of Development graduate 2018

“Studying at VHL equipped me with tools that are relevant to me as an independent researcher/ consultant in the field of Rural Development. Also, it gave me confidence and taught me "How to fish rather than to give a fish."
Pradeep Rai, Bhutan, Management of Development graduate 2018

“The program has trained me hard to become an effective “facilitator of change”. From the very beginning the course modules have been full of hints and clues on how I can integrate them into my actual work for far better operation.”
Wakako Matsuura, Japan, Management of Development graduate 2018

“We were able to interact with other international students and learned from co-existing with people from different cultural backgrounds. The experience helped us to forge relationships with people from all walk of lives, to learn about their countries and how they are tackling different issues.”  
Millicent Chamboko, Zimbabwe, Management of Development graduate 2018

“The program exposed us to enthusiastic, caring teachers who showed us a new dynamic on the teaching process where there is an active interaction between teachers and students, it created a friendly environment where the students are free to interact and participate freely.”                
Millicent Chamboko, Zimbabwe, Management of Development graduate 2018

“I developed relevant insights into possibilities and limitations of research for development, addressing methodological approaches, research design, analysis in the research, including analysis methods of qualitative as well as quantitative material relevant for public and private sectors, development, evaluations, market analysis, gender impact assessment, risk analysis and project management.”          
Patrick Bacokorana, Uganda, Management of Development graduate 2018

“VHL has a friendly environment with good and modern facilities, students have access to a host of facilities.”   
Patrick Bacokorana, Uganda, Management of Development graduate 2018

“Being part of the Gender class equipped me with specific competences to define the needs and interests of marginalized people and promoting and mainstreaming social inclusion, and gave me a tremendous level of confidence to get out to the world and pioneer the change I want to see.”
Gloria Nalule, Uganda, Management of Development graduate 2018

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