The story of Academics for Development
Academics for Development is a non-profit organization founded on social entrepreneurship. Through projects and events, we strive to give students the opportunity to enrich themselves and have durable social impact.
The main goal of Academics for Development Utrecht is to offer students the possibility to have social impact in a durable and meaningful way, by offering them the opportunity to contribute to the solutions for real life issues in developing and developed countries.
With this opportunity, AFD UTR aims to demonstrate to students that they can make a real difference in people’s life. By deploying students at real life problems, AFD UTR aspires to utilize the valuable skills, time and knowledge of students on the one hand, and to grant students an opportunity to gain practical (and international) experience on the other hand. AFD UTR also has the ambition to familiarize students with all sorts of topics related to development cooperation and social entrepreneurship.
Achieving Our GoalsEvery action AFD UTR undertakes is based on our four core values: Passion, Inclusion, Excellence and Sustainability.
To realize the aforementioned goals, AFD UTR undertakes two activities: