Partnering to Develop Transformative Leaders in Ethiopia

The University of Gondar (Ethiopia) and Queen’s University (Canada), supported by the Mastercard Foundation, have developed a 10-year partnership to advance inclusive higher education for young people with disabilities, develop new occupational therapy programs and advance research for inclusive education and community-based rehabilitation in Africa.

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In the News

Freshmen Scholars feel Optimistic about their future at UoG

The Scholars Program is one of the best programs in the world that caters and supports those people in communities who are marginalized and often overlooked. The Scholars Program is strictly for talented people with disabilities and disadvantages and seeks to create a new status quo where these individuals are leaders in their society, and wider region. Freshmen Scholars who joined with this pledge of excellence and transformative fervor are on their way to making this a reality.

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Scholars Program Alumni gives back to his Community

Habtamu Alemneh is just one example of numerous others who are doing various initiatives and gaining well to do career paths to help the country of Ethiopia. Being a visually impaired individual has not hindered him or held him back from making a sizable impact in the lives of many.

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An alumni of the Scholars Program shares his new life after the Program

Shegaw Birhanu who is now a prosecutor in Northern Ethiopia in a town called Dabat is extremely optimistic about his life moving forward and has a sense of confidence that no barrier could stop him. When asked about his current position and the role the Scholars Program had in his success, he shared that the Program had been instrumental.

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Scholars Program at UoG prioritizes transition to work

To make this transition a smooth one, the Scholars Program office at the University of Gondar has gone forward with a training program to better equip them with the knowledge and tools they would need in today’s modern workforce.

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Message from the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UoG

It gives us sorrow to share with the University of Gondar Community about the recent passing of one of our Scholars. Abraham who is now being laid to rest in his home region of Gojam in a village called Gende Woyen had been sick from a severe lung complication. He had been hospitalized for 5 …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/4505/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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The Scholars Program at the University of Gondar Graduates a new batch of Scholars

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Gondar in Ethiopia has focused on uplifting outstanding youths with disabilities and disadvantages for over 5 years now. Scholars from all around Ethiopia, as well as scholars from surrounding countries, have been given the opportunity to receive a once-in-a-lifetime full scholarship and all-around support at the …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/the-scholars-program-at-the-university-of-gondar-graduates-a-new-batch-of-scholars/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Scholars Program at UoG takes part in Disability inclusion webinar

The event which was organized allowed stakeholders, partners and funding organizations to take a closer look at lessons from the Scholars Program at UoG.

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The Mastercard Foundation Queen’s University Scholarship Opportunity for University of Gondar Faculty Members Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

The Mastercard Foundation Queen’s University Scholarship Opportunity for University of Gondar Faculty Members Master of Science in Occupational Therapy The University of Gondar (UoG), in partnership with the School of Rehabilitation Therapy’s International Centre for the Advancement of Community-Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR) at Queen’s University (Canada) is announcing the opportunity for exceptional faculty leaders from the …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/the-mastercard-foundation-queens-university-scholarship-opportunity-for-university-of-gondar-faculty-members-master-of-science-in-occupational-therapy/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Call for Applications of the 2021/2022 Mastercard Foundation Fully-Funded PhD Scholarship

The University of Gondar in partnership with Queen’s University (Canada) invites applications for qualified faculty members from UoG to pursue a PhD program in a range of disciplines. These PhD scholarships are fully funded by Mastercard Foundation at Queen’s University.

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Queen’s Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Arrival Orientation May 2021

The Queen’s Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Office officially welcomed two Fellows to Kingston. The final 2020 Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program PhD Fellow (Cohort 4) and 2021 Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Occupational Therapy Fellow (Cohort 3). The PhD Fellow was able to travel to Canada after a year of remotely working from Ethiopia. The OT Fellow …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/queens-mastercard-foundation-scholars-program-arrival-orientation-may-2021/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Our Partners

UNIVERSITY OF GONDAR
The University of Gondar is the oldest medical school in Ethiopia, with a focus on a team approach and community-based
MASTERCARD FOUNDATION
The Mastercard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. As one of the largest, independent foundations, its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion in order to alleviate poverty.
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY
Queen’s is one of Canada’s leading universities, celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2016-17 and offering a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. The university’s Faculty of Health Sciences includes a School of Rehabilitation Therapy, School of Nursing and a School of Medicine.