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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The University of Gondar is providing scholarships for undergraduate and master’s degree programs for students with disabilities through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

Queen's University is providing scholarships for The University of Gondar faculty to complete graduate programs at Queen's through the Mastercard Foundation.

The University of Gondar in Ethiopia (UoG) and Queen’s University in Canada (Queen’s) are soliciting proposals for collaborative research projects.

In the News

Management meeting with partners and stakeholders.

On 1 December 2017, the mastercard Scholars program at the University of Gondar has held a management meeting in the CBR office was a show of self-evaluation for the MCF team.

Paving a bright path for the disabled: University of Gondar inducts mastercard scholars

On 7 and 8 of October 2017, MasterCard scholars were finally inducted into the University of Gondar.

Queen’s a finalist for prestigious global engagement award

The APLU recognized Queen’s as a top contender for notable academic accomplishments and its 10-year Mastercard Foundation’s Scholars Program in partnership with the University of Gondar.

Shaping Young Leaders

A Scholar shares his vision for inclusive universities.

Partnership Pushes Programming Further

A Q&A with University of Gondar Assistant Professors of Public Health, Ansha Nega and Yifokire Tefera.

A Unique Collaboration

The UoG and Queen’s partnership with The Mastercard Foundation will have a significant impact on thousands with disabilities.

About this Project

A view of the University of Gondar campus in Ethiopia

Our partnership, developed through the support of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, will provide 450 youth with a high-quality university education at the University of Gondar, and provide training and research opportunities for University of Gondar faculty at Queen’s University.

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Our Partners

University of Gondar

The University of Gondar

The University of Gondar is the oldest medical school in Ethiopia, with a focus on a team approach and community-based training for health professionals. The University offers 70 undergraduate and 90 post-graduate programs.

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Queen's University

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.

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Our Funder

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

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.

Learn more about the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program