Category Archive: Decade 4

Rose Mogun (2010)

The most significant achievement since I completed my studies in Kimmage is that the Faith Based Organisation (FBO) – the Congregation of the Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM) to which I belong, appointed two of us as resource persons for the management of their projects. It is a value led congregation engaged in the works …

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Oliva Kinabo (2006)

When I was young my grand mum used to tell me a story of baobab tree that it grows every second. She was also blessing me that I grow like a baobab tree. I once cried because I couldn’t image how big and fun I would look when I become big like a baobab. The …

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Margaret Allieu (2010)

One of the things that have remained with me from Kimmage experience is the method of learning as there is a vast difference in our own way. Here in Sierra Leone, the lecturers, teachers do almost everything for students, in which case we are not really exposed to ‘critical thinking’. Is like everything is poured …

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Joe Abu Saa (2007)

My name is Joseph Saa Abu, a former student of Kimmage Development Studies Centre, Ireland, Currently; I am in South Sudan working with Norwegian Refugee Council as a Country Emergency Logistics Manager. Over the last three years I have worked with a Swiss NGO MEDAIR in various capacities in South Sudan. My work is to …

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Jimmy Luhende (2006) *video contribution

Jimmy Luhende short video

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Gervase Taratara (2005)

Background I came to Kimmage in 2004 after working as a Team Leader for the Spiritan Refugees Services for the Rwandese and Burundian Refugees in the camps, in Tanzania for nine years. I am currently the General Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Coordinator for the Spiritan Congregation and the president of Africa Europe …

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Francis Kyaw (2009)

I have been working in the International Rescue Committee – IRC Thailand since 2010 in providing legal assistance to the Burmese refugees along the Thai-Burma border. After working in the refugee setting, I moved to another field office of the IRC to work with the Myanmar migrant communities in May 2012. Currently, my work involves …

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Dorothy Tooman (2008)

Before my involvement with development education at national level in Liberia, my knowledge and skills were mainly in household management and office work – where I took instructions from my bosses with little or no opportunity for analysis, critical thinking and creativity. I now work with DEN-L (Development Education Network-Liberia) – a grassroots not-for-profit and …

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Barnabas Mwansa (2009)

I am very proud of my BA in Development Studies and pleased that I had the opportunity to earn the degree at Kimmage Development Studies Centre. I chose the BA in Development Studies programme at Kimmage for its international perspective. It is great with all the students from across the world participating in the programme. …

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Sara Encinas (2004)

Taking a look at Peru’s development over the last three decades allows me to analyze the real development achieved in terms of the population. I am not sure that investment has brought about long term results. We are still talking about sustainability when it is very likely that after a millionaire intervention things will not …

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Ole Morten Stavland (2009)

Ole Stavland NLM

Studying at Kimmage provided a considerable academic and professional basis for me in terms of understanding and analyzing the broad ideas of development and discourses. The Kimmage experience has enhanced my personal development as a team member and leader. In 2012 I was appointed resident representative of Norwegian Lutheran Mission (NLM) in Indonesia. One of …

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Mi Kun Chan Non (2010)

Mi Kun Chan Non

My Name is Mi Kun Chan Non. All friends of mine call me Mi Kun but my official name is Mi Khin Khin Kyu. I love to be called Mi Kun or Mi Kun Chan Non, as this is my native name. I am an ethnic Mon Woman from southeast Myanmar and I am working …

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Kevin McParland (2007)

Kevin McParland

November 2007: Kimmage, Dublin, Ireland.  It is a starless Tuesday night and the rain is lashing the windows. Autumn has long since dissolved into a frozen, cold sod of a winter. I have smuggled an illicit blueberry muffin and comforting mug of coffee into the late evening surrounds of Kimmage library. Characteristic of my time …

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Jonathan Ekhator (2006)

My name is Jonathan Ekhator; I was a student of the BA in Development Studies Programme 2005/2006 session in Kimmage Development Studies Centre. Since completing my studies in Kimmage, I have had the opportunity to work with young people in the North Eastern part of Nigeria. In response to the prevalent crisis and violence in …

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John Wesley Kabango (2007)

I attended the Kimmage Development Studies Centre Diploma Course 1996-1997 and the Post Graduate and Masters Course 2004-2007 The 1994 genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda left the Government, the Church and the international community with a number of formidable challenges. With nearly a million people killed in the space of three months, the social fabric …

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Jim Kirwan (2011)

I was a teacher of English at secondary level for 37 years, two of which were spent on the Lesotho-Ireland Secondary Teachers’ Programme in the 1980s. After I retired in 2010 and after doing some voluntary Development Education work with Self Help Africa (SHA) in schools, I decided that I needed to know more. I …

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Hilary Bizumuremyi (2007)

I joined the Kimmage Development Studies Centre in September 2006 and followed successfully the BA Programme. The time I spent at KDSC was not only an academic time, but also an exploratory time. Through the well-structured courses of KDSC and its participatory learning methods, I become aware of unnoticed realities about myself, about my community, …

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Gráinne Lynch (2006)

I arrived on the postgraduate course in Development Studies at Kimmage Manor in September 2005. I thought I was going to spend a year learning “how to save the world” and then return overseas to “save it”. To say I was slightly naive and wearing rose tinted glasses is an understatement! However, I did spend …

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Francesca Edet (2013)

Kimmage as we know has a commitment to train people from different parts of the world to participate in development strategies, influence policy in their given environment as well as facilitate people to become agents of change in their society. If there is a place in the world where people of different cultures, creed and …

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Asrat Tegegn (2004)

I always remember my time with Kimmage with a sense of fulfillment for gaining new insight to the way I perceive the world around me. As a development practitioner it had been high time for me to pursue my post graduate study in the area of development. Later I realized that Kimmage was the right …

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Tesfu Kahsay (2009)

It would not be an exaggeration if I say Kimmage Development Studies Center (KDSC) is a unique place. It is unique because it has a transformative effect in my career both professional and personal. Kimmage is center of excellence aimed at helping students acquire robust knowledge and understanding of development issues through combination of theoretical …

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