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Gert

“We have enough ideas to keep this collaboration going for many more years.”

Gert Kuipers is a Hanze staff member that has joined every staff trip organized so far and is always in charge of the building aspect of the trip. During the last staff trip, he worked together with Silas. Silas ...

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Eric

“I am very happy we could get to engage in regards to technology”

Eric Kilelu is the ICT officer at North Coast Medical Training College. He has been working at North Coast since 2021. “I was very excited for the people of the Hanze staff trip to come to our college. I wasn't...

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Gift

“In terms of the programs, the ones in the Netherlands are more specialized, while in Kenya they are more general”

Gift Mwaegwa is the head of the nutrition department at North Coast Medical Training College and was matched with Anja Bandringa during the 2022 Hanze staff trip. “Anja is an expert in the skills part of preparin...

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Tom

“The visit from the Hanze staff is really pushing myself as head of department to another level. Their presence is a challenge to us in a positive way, because we are literally from two different worlds.”

Tom is the head of the facility department at North Coast Medical Training College and was matched with Gert Groenwold during the Hanze Staff Trip in 2022 “I came here as a plumber and after finishing my job, the...

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Kelvin Msika

"The summer school helps young people to think outside the box and broaden their mind"

“I liked the practicality of the summer school program the most; we had to get out there and make our money. Even when it was small, you got a taste of working your own business. After the summer school I got tog...

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Godfrey Sempungu

"Not just learning from the book but they can see through the book"

“One thing that stood out regarding the content at the summer school was the methodology they used in teaching and delivering. The Hanze had a unique method that definitely had a practical approach to what ...

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Alida de Winter

"I really believe that by giving more people access to quality education, people are empowered to create more chances for themselves"

“I grew up on an organic crop farm in Flevoland, the Netherlands. My parents never went abroad and we always stayed close to the farm, we never traveled far. I always imagined the world to be so much bigge...

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Irma Kornstra

"They are very motivated to take back the knowledge and implement it in their own institution at home"

“I experienced from a young age that education is important and can make a difference in one's life. My personal motivation links back to the way my mother was raised and her experience with education...

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Samwel Wilfred

"I felt there was a friendly atmosphere and I felt confident to participate"

Samwel Wilfred, bachelor student public relations and advertising, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Tanzania Participant of the 2-week summer school in Dar-Es-Salaam 2018 “My expectations were so diff...

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Mary Mlundachuma

"It was useful for me to experience different cultures"

Maria Mlundachuma, assistant lecturer Accounting, University of Dar Es Salaam Business School, Tanzania. Participant of the 3-week summer school in Groningen 2017 “It was useful for me to experience different ...

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Stephen

"Now I can support myself"

National Instructors' College Abilonino – Stephan: Lecturer in department of Mechanical Engineering. “I used to be a student here. I got a government sponsor to pay for my studies and now I can support myself. I ...

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Faithhellen Chacky

"I feel lucky to be chosen to participate in the summer school project of this year"

Faithhellen Chacky, alumni International Business School, University of Dar Es Salaam Business School, Tanzania, Participant of the 2-week summer school in Dar-Es-Salaam 2018. “I feel lucky to be chosen to partic...

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Mutono Elifazi

"It is a pleasure to prepare the meals for the students and staff"

Mutono Elifazi, head of the kitchen, Kaliro Technical Institute. In 2015, an amount of €15 635) was granted to Kaliro Technical Institute for large quantity cooking facilities “My name is Mutono Elifazi, the head...

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Sister Teresa

"We are proud to what we have been able to accomplish, after the establishment of the college"

Sister Theresia, Principal of Bake 4 Life College in Tororo, Uganda. “I was appointed to Bake 4 Life college since 2013, I have started as a teacher and since January 2018, I took the full responsibility as print...

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Gilbert Mboya

"I rode the bike to the university every day, no matter the weather"

Gilbert Mboya, Assistant lecturer University of Dar Es Salaam Business School, Tanzania Participant of the 3-week summer school in Groningen 2017 “During the summer school in Groningen, I made friends from differ...

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Linda Maat

"I am still as enthusiastic as the day I started"

Linda Maat is the Director of the Hanze University Foundation. She has been working at Hanze UAS since 1993 and was co-founder of the Hanze University Foundation in 2009.⁠ “When we started the Hanze University Fo...

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Zuhura Selemani

"Because we kept in touch, it didn't feel very far"

Zuhura Sulemani, assistant lecturer School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Tanzania Scholarship for 3 week summer school “Business in Europe” 2018 “We came from different continents to learn about business ...

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Maureen Asha

"The summer school expanded my network and it was a wonderful experience"

Maureen Asha works at the department of Nutrition and Dietetics at North Coast Medical Training College in Kenya. She came to Hanze UAS on a full scholarship from the Foundation with Paul Mole for the 2018 summer...

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Lydia Nanyanzi & Kabaka Mugweri

"Building and construction is not a male profession, women can do it to and we do it very well"

Lydia Nanyanzi & Kabaka Mugweri, students construction and building Kaliro Technical Institute. “Actually we don't have much time for an interview now, we are currently conducting our exams. We have about 5 f...

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Lulu Malunga

"It helps us to do many tests on one day and to carry out lessons properly"

Lulu Lukundo Malunga is a lab technician at the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology. In 2015, she received a grant for curriculum development and teaching resources.⁣ “I'm a lab technician at the Dar es Salaam ...

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Tarastiano Nkanga

"Through my studies I have gained a lot of knowledge to start my own health facility"

Tarastiano Nkanga is a student at North Coast Medical Training College in Kenya and is studying Nutrition and Dietetics. He received a grant from the Hanze University Foundation to cover his tuition fees. “I com...

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Jorem Adutu

"The support we are receiving from the Foundation is seeing us evolving, growing us, pushing us ahead."

Jorem Adutu, Principal of the National Instructors College Abilonino (NICA), Uganda⁣. ⁣ “The support for Unify4Uganda helped us a lot. In our ICT lab, we have got something close to 40 computers now. We as...

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Andrew Selondo

"It has always been my dream to create a legacy that will live on to feed the next coming generations"

Andrew Selondo is a student at the TSiBA Business School in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2017 TSiBA received a grant to develop its library and to provide training to the librarians about a new online lending system...

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Tenda Mugole

"I cannot fail anymore. If I cannot find a job, I will make things with my hands."

Tenda Mugole is a student at National Instructors' College in Abilonino, Uganda. NICA received two large grants and was the destination of the Hanze UAS staff trip in 2019. “I study carpentry. I pay my scho...

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Gert Kuipers

Gert Kuipers works as a Facility Manager at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences. He visited National Instructors' College in Abilonino (February 2019) and North Coast Medical Training College (February 2018)...

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Thobela Mfeti

"This opportunity also opened me up to traveling and learning new cultures, which is paramount to stretching one's horizons"

Thobela Mfeti was a student at the TSIBA Business School in South Africa and received a 3 month scholarship for an internship at Animal Lovers in Hoogeveen. She is now a Manager Research Analyst and has ambitions...

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Elsie Nsiyana

"it was an eye opener about a way that an institution can support its own"

Elsie Nsiyona is a lecturer at the Ugandan Christian University in the Business Faculty, Ddepartment of Management and Entrepreneurship. She received a scholarship to participate in the summer school “Doing Busi...

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Martin Kabanda

"You have to adjust, you have to be flexible in the wild"

Martin Kabanda is a lecturer at the Uganda Christian University, in the Faculty of Business. He participated in the summer school in Groningen in 2016. “It was a good experience, it was very interesting, di...

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Rhoda Osei

"I strongly believe that the skills I acquired from this experience will go a long way to aid me in achieving my dreams"

Rhoda Osei is a student from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. She received a scholarship from the Foundation and completed the six-month minor Medialism at Hanze UAS in 2018. She volunteered at the Foundation...

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Vincent Kisenyi

Vincent Kisenyi is a lecturer at Ugandan Christian University in the department of Business. He received a scholarship to participate in the summer school “Doing Business in Europe” in Groningen for 3 weeks in 20...

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Bernard Msongo

"We are proud of our college!"

Bernard Msongo, Principal at North Coast Medical Training College (NCMTC). NCMTC received multiple grants for improving the campus facilities, training staff members and ten student scholarships. In 2018, 23 Hans...

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Henry Mugisha

"I wish my daughter could grow up in a society that is as free and accommodating as what I saw in the Netherlands"

Henry Mugisha, lecturer at Ugandan Christian University in the department of Business and Administration. Participated in the summer school in Groningen in 2018. ⁠ “The learning environment was very exciting, we had ...

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Paul van der Wijk

"You can do so much with the right people and just a bit of funding"

Paul van der Wijk has been a member of the Board at the Hanze University Foundation since 2015. He worked in the Executive Board at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences from 2015 to 2019. As of July 2019 he i...

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Cindy Krawe

"I strongly believe in helping others reach their full potential"

Cindy Krawe works at the TSiBA Business School in Cape Town, South Africa as a graduate and student placements officer. She was awarded a scholarship by the Hanze University to participate in the Hanze Summer Sch...

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Elanna

"I'm really proud that Hanze UAS invests in improving higher education worldwide"

Elanna Veldkamp is a Hanze University of Applied Sciences alumnus and has been working for the Hanze University Foundation since 2014. She's a global citizen, having spent most of her life in Australia, Canada an...

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Dorcas Janet

"If someone from another home comes to give you a hand, how dare you fail to do it together with them"

Dorcas Janet, Lecturer in the department of building and civil engineering at National Instructors College Abilonino, Uganda. NICA received two large grants and was the destination of the Hanze UAS staff trip in ...

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Sekela Mwakabende

"We felt so close to the Hanze students, like real friends"

Sekela Mwakabende, bachelor student of arts in Mass Communication School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Tanzania Participant of the 2-week summer school in Dar-Es-Salaam 2018 “There is always somethi...

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David Kibuuka

"I've been trying to really utilize some of the the techniques I learned at the Hanze"

David Kibuuka, lecturer at Ugandan Christian University, participated in the summer school in Groningen in 2018 “It was a very interesting journey, because I have been teaching at the University for the last 15 y...

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Adelaide Mwasyoghe

"The issue of finance is not an issue anymore"

Adelaide Mwasyoghe, Hospitality Management student at the University of Dar es Salaam. She participated in the summer school in Dar es Salaam in 2019 with the topic of Entrepreneurship. She is graduating in November...

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Paul Mole

"I had all kinds of new ideas when I came back and I shared that with many colleagues here in Mombasa"

Paul Chanzera Mole, tutor in orthopedics and trauma medicine at North Coast Medical Training College has received a scholarship for the Hanze summer school Global Health and Quantified Self in 2018. “Mental health...

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Judith Bossa Tusiime

"Now we can train the students ourselves"

Judith Bossa Tusiime, head of building and construction department at Kaliro Technical Institute “Before we had the labs, students depended on companies if they were willing to support the students...

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Marianne Darwinkel

"Kenyans are flexible because no one had planned anything in advance, meaning lots is possible"

Hello, good morning my name is Marianne Darwinkel. Working in Kenya for 16 years. Now at NCMTC. The HUF has assisted the college a lot over the past few years which has really helped to build the college. It stars...

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Josephath Kamanya

"That as much as the world needs a lot of change. Do a bit. Do what you can."

Part 1: Living Clean “I founded Living Clean Society, about 7 years ago now. Living Clean Society is a non-profit organization. So it's my way of trying to find an entry to society, giving back and impacting some...

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Moses Kongola

"now we are able to move forward"

“The biggest achievement from this grant is actually having the program starting. Without the grant we wouldn't of had the national curriculum for oil and gas engineering with renewable energy at diploma level. A...

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Tadhuba Mary

"I will be happy to keep serving the college"

“I was part of the second group that graduated. After I got my certificate of baking, I got employed by Bake 4 Life bakery. Now I decided to study again and I am able to pay my own fees for my new certificate of ...

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Sarah Mwasambu

"I am always ready to learn and explore new ideas"

Sarah is a second year, female, certificate in hospital support and maintenance student at North Coast Medical Training College in Kenya. Her mother is a peasant farmer which helps with her upkeep but she is norm...

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Derrick Nyabunga Momanyi

"I am very serious about my education and passing my exams"

Derrick is a third year, male, diploma in emergency and trauma student at North Coast Medical Training College in Kenya. His parents normally cater for him and his younger sister. His father was doing some business...

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Swalha Said Charo

"I like to help pay for my school fees with a part-time job"

Swalha is a third year, female, diploma in emergency and trauma student at North Coast Medical Training College in Kenya. Her parents are business people and normally their various businesses raise enough money fo...

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Mariam Athman Takdir

"I started a business to support myself in school fee payments"

Mariam is a third year, female, diploma in emergency and trauma student at North Coast Medical Training College in Kenya. Mariam is a full orphan. She got married and hoped the husband would support. However, the...

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Salim Ahmed Mtahar

"I am an emergency and trauma student at NCMTC"

Salim is a third year, male, diploma in emergency and trauma student at North Coast Medical Training College in Kenya. He has one older brother who is also in North Coast MTC and four younger siblings. His parent...

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Patrick Ziro Mbura

"I am a very positive thinker"

Patrick is a third year, male, diploma in nursing student at North Coast Medical Training College in Kenya. He is a child of a single mother from a village close to the college. She normally hawks food products f...

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Emmanuel Kahindi Kazungu

"I work as a night guard to contribute towards my school fees"

Emmanuel is a third year, male, diploma in nursing student. Emmanuel normally works as a night guard to contribute towards his school fees and for his upkeep. His parents are hardly able to support him as there a...

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Esther Nakhanu

"I am very deidcated to me studies and perform well in my assessments"

Esther is a third year, female, diploma in nursing student at North Coast Medical Training College in Kenya. She is from a single mum; her step father disowned her and her younger sister. Her mum is a casual work...

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Eunice Salama Kahindi

"I have been able to keep up with my schoolwork during COVID-19 because of the smartphone program"

Eunice is a fourth year, female, diploma in nursing student at North Coast Medical Training College in Kenya. She comes from a very needy background. Her elder brother, a bodaboda rider, is the only breadwinner o...

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Steve KalamaZiro

"I love interacting with people regardless of their social, economic, or political backgrounds"

Steve is a fourth year, male, diploma in nursing student at North Coast Medical Training College in Kenya who stays with his parents in Mombasa. His mother runs a kiosk and his father repairs shoes. Although they...

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Elvis Kalume Kazungu

"My brother is the sole bread winner in my family"

Elvis is a third year, male, diploma in clinical medicine student at North Coast Medical Training College in Kenya. His parents are very poor peasant farmers who are not very able to cater for much beyond the dai...

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Mary Ponda Mwangandi

"I am a very disciplined student"

Mary is a third year, female, diploma in community health student at North Coast Medical Training College in Kenya. She is a calm student, ready to learn and disciplined. Academically, she is able to cope well. M...

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Khadia Idris

"I take responsibility when it is nessessary"

Khadija is a third year, female, diploma in nutrition student at North Coast Medical Training College in Kenya. Her father is a carpenter and normally depends on tree cutting and furniture making to raise funds f...

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Joseph Ndighila

"I'm top of my class"

Joseph is a third year, male, diploma in nutrition student at North Coast Medical Training College in Kenya. He had been promised a sponsorship when he started his training. However, the sponsor only supported hi...

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Shadida Salum

"It was beyond my expectations"

“We could choose if we wanted to do fieldwork during the summer or participate in the summer school. It was beyond my expectations. For our assignment we went to see a famous Tanzanian pop star. Sander (Hanz...

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Florence

"My family is very proud and happy"

“I used to study tailoring at Kaliro and now I study to become a teacher at NICA. There is a big change on the campus and it is still improving. It's going forward, not backward. With my skills, I will be able to...