Incoming students say why they chose this programme.
Amina Kinsi Issa has a BA in Social Work from the University of Nairobi in Kenya.
When I finished my Bachelors degree and got involved in development work in Kenya I realized that the whole of Africa was facing similar problems. Although there isn't one solution, these countries are in need of a similar approach, urgent assistance and expertise. I began a search for a course that focussed on Africa (but offered international comparison). I think I have found the perfect course. Luckily I got a scholarship too.
Amina Kinsi Issa, Kenya
BA (Social Work), University of Nairobi, Kenya
Leocardia Nabwire is a graduate of Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.
Given the development problems of Uganda and Africa at large, I hope this Masters course will provide me with critical skills and training in development theory and practice. I also hope to acquire a deeper understanding of how global economic trends and policies relate to and affect individual countries and how they can be incorporated into the development programmes of developing economies. I have not been to Edinburgh before, but my experience of the University staff so far is warm and welcoming.
Leocardia Nabwire, Uganda, East Africa
Graduate, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Winfridah Moraa is a graduate of Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya.
I have a degree in Law, and this course is ideal for me because I believe that human rights and emancipation are essentials tools to break the chain of underdevelopment and poverty in Africa. I like the fact that this programme is not just about identifying processes that cause underdevelopment and poverty, but that it has a solution-based approach. I hope this will prepare me for future work as a Human Rights and Development practitioner. I have never been to Edinburgh before, but I am looking forward to it!
Winfridah Moraa, Kenya
Graduate, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
This article was published on Jun 15, 2010