The best assessment of how effective our training program is will always
come from the actual course participants. Here are some selected
comments made by those who have recently attended our courses in
the United States and other participating countries.
Ministry of Finance
“The 2 weeks I spent attending a course at Hetta Institute for International Development in New
York City was helpful and worthwhile. It was the best course I have ever attended. I will be able
to tailor the training to meet the challenges I face at work. I will not hesitate to recommend the
training program to all my colleagues. It is hard to remain the same after attending the course”.
Elder Kola Olabode Ajekola, JPL, JP
Oyo State, Nigeria
“Dear Dr. Samuel O. Atteh, the Executive Director of Hetta Institute for International Development,
I am putting up this paper to appreciate your concern and humanitarian attitude to all of us when we
were under your supervision at Hetta Institute for International Development from 18th to 29th October,
2010 in New York City, USA. I am highly impressed without measure. We were treated in such a way that a
second opportunity to visit your institute will be promptly upheld. Your handling of the affairs of the
Institute encouraged us to recommend to other educated Nigerians to attend the Institute whenever an
opportunity offers it to them. Your Excellent Human Relations transcend description. It is only God that
will compensate you. Big thanks”.
Dr. Godfrey Ching’oma
Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
“Thanks once again for the wonderful time we had with you at HIID. It was such a rewarding experience.
Extend my love to other members of the HIID team who made our stay such a memorable one. Thanks and God bless”.
Mr. Edward Kamara
Ministry of Health & Sanitation
Freetown, Sierra Leone
“The technological aspect of your training program is very innovative. I was not computer literate before attending your training program but after attending your training program with a laptop computer given to me, I can now use the Internet as a valuable important part of my daily activities”.
Madame M. Paule
Ministry of Budget
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
“I just wanted to thank you and your staff and competent facilitators for providing me with 2 weeks of incredible
learning experience. I have never attended a course comparable to this one in my 36 years of public service”.
Mr. Bright Kumwembe
“Sharing experiences with my course mates was one of the exciting aspects of the training program. We were
kept engaged most of the time and the 2 week session passed by so fast. The courses were highly organized,
interactive, and participatory. Please continue to use your training methodology such as case studies,
problem solving exercises, group presentations sessions, and site visits. I had a wonderful learning experience.”
Mr. Fru Jonathan
Ministry of Transport
“The course was very exciting and interesting. I learned many interesting concepts about sustainable development,
alleviation, leadership, strategic planning, and financial management. I really enjoyed myself and learned a lot,
I intend to build on in the months ahead. I look forward to coming back. Thank you and regards to all your wonderful
Mr. J. Obeng
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
“Our site visits to the United Nations Headquarters, the Foundation Center, Statute of Liberty,
“Ground Zero”, Empire State Building, Harlem, and the Bronx, were most very impressive. New York
is a great City”.
Mrs. Iyabowale Aluko’
Lagos State Ministry of Finance
“I wish to congratulate you and the entire staff of HIID for successfully organizing the course workshops on Management
and Strategic Planning in New York. The course was rich in content and the provision of the course materials and facilities
made it very beneficial. Well done for a great job. Again, congratulations and I wish you greater success in future endeavors.”
Dr. A. Kahindi
Ministry of Health
“The quality of your courses is outstanding. The course met my expectations than I expected. The workshops are exciting
and challenging. The strategic location of Hetta Institute for International Development in the heart of New York City
makes transportation and sightseeing less challenging. All you need after workshops is a pair of walking shoes for
cruising around in Manhattan”.
Mr. Tommy Tengbeh
“The training programme is exciting and challenging. The approach used by facilitators should be continued.
The approach is in fact the key to success of the programme. The instructional materials were well researched.
Thanks to the organizers who demonstrated a lot of professionalism throughout the course”
Mr. Sidy Gueye
Directeur des Strategies de Developpment Social
“The course is very well organized. The facilitators are very experienced on African issues. The schedule of
activities was heavily loaded but very exciting. I enjoyed meeting course mates with different experiences
from other parts of the world”.
“The quality of your instructors is very high. I think, however, that there is need for more networking among
the participants. The food is very good. The management too is very good. This has been a very productive experience.”
Suleiman Abdullah Al-Sharji
Ministry of Oil and Gas
“Dear Dr. Samuel,
Hope you are fine together with your family as well as your Wonderful Team @ HIID.
My guess you still remembering me, this is a late one my apology but I feel it is a responsibility
to address my sincerely appreciation for every moment I spent with you and for a valuable information’s
I gain during the course. Honestly, the course was like an antibiotic, for instance that it doesn’t start
functioning immediately but after a while, what I mean to say is you don’t start feeling the importance o
what you have learned at the moment but for sure you set in motion after some time when you begin to face
the real life. Please cascade my sincere admiration to you, all the lecturers and your HIID team. In the
meantime please accept my best regards”.