Berlinda Mkanganwi from Zimbabwe

December 16, 2011 had been a red-letter day on all our calendars since our arrival, marking the end of a journey officially launched in January 2011. I would like to share with you some insight on how this journey unfolded for us this year. Being an entrepreneurial leader requires three things: courage to try something new and push boundaries; resourcefulness in finding solutions; and stamina to do what needs doing.

Mukuka Mofu from Zambia

September 2013 to August 2014, were the 12 months I spent as a Kofi Annan Fellow and they marked the best moments in my life as an entrepreneurial student as well as a person. Learning at Hogeschool Utrecht, University of Applied Sciences, became a thrilling experience. I got to study with various international students. To add to that, the International Business for Emerging Markets (IBMS) curriculum opened my mind to the adaptation of strategies for emerging markets. This will be essential for my career.

Haika Malleko from Tanzania

‘My stay in the Netherlands has been one of the most transforming experiences of my life. I have improved myself both academically and socially. The program creates room for creativity and encourages students to come up with new and innovative ideas. The program has made me become more independent and realize my capabilities, and provided me with the necessary knowledge of various business aspects.’

Haika Malleko from Tanzania
Kofi Annan Fellow at HU (2008-2011)

Upendo Kadikos from Tanzania

Being for the first time in Europe wasn’t easy, but as I adapted to the environment, I felt more comfortable than even in my own country. I found the more practical way of teaching in the program very helpful. Also the international environment with students from all over the world was very interesting. My future prospects are first to obtain working experience, and eventually to start my own business venture.’

Upendo Kadikos from Tanzania
Kofi Annan Fellow at HU (2010-2011)

Saviour Nyangu from Zambia

‘The time I have spent in the Netherlands has been an exceptional growth experience. Coming from a developing country and living in the Netherlands changed my perspectives on many issues. I think the Kofi Annan Business School excels most in encouraging innovative thinking and to instill the needed entrepreneurial spirit. It teaches that there is another path apart from traditional employment.’

Saviour Nyangu from Zambia
Kofi Annan Fellow at HU (2008-2011)

Sylvia Tallam from Kenya

‘The Kofi Annan scholarship offered me a chance to study business at the HU, and interact with students of many different nationalities. The program is best in that the students are trained on how to be innovative entrepreneurs, which enabled me to see opportunities in Kenya of which I never thought of earlier. I feel privileged to have been a Kofi Annan fellow. At the end of the year I left The Netherlands as a different person in way of thinking.’

Sylvia Tallam from Kenya
Kofi Annan Fellow at HU (2010-2011)

Edson Chilala from Zambia

‘The program at HU was enriching on a professional and personal level, chiefly because it operates within a global partnership of sustainable development and also focuses on economic and social business solutions for emerging markets. Overall, it is a highly recommendable and valuable program to undergo; I grew, learned and transformed in a lot of ways. It is a memory/opportunity I want to relish and maximize now and in the future.’

Edson Chilala from Zambia
Kofi Annan Fellow at HU (2010-2011)

Carolyn Kiplagat from Kenya

‘The KABS program has changed my life. The knowledge and experience I got from this program has helped me to become what I always desired to be. It has enabled me to have a clear understanding of international markets and has helped me to be entrepreneurially oriented. My major plan of setting up an enterprise after studying has worked out well. I would now like to further expand my business, to create more employment for the youth and make a difference.’

Carolyn Kiplagat from Kenya
Kofi Annan Fellow at HU (2008-2011)

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