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

UoG fellows take part in the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress 2022

The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Congress 2022 was hosted in Paris, France; bringing together over 2000 delegates in person, and several hundred online to connect, share, and learn.  For the University of Gondar, the Mastercard Foundation, and the International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR) this was a momentous occasion …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/uog-fellows-take-part-in-the-world-federation-of-occupational-therapists-congress-2022/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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The Mastercard Foundation Celebrates the Scholars Program Decennial Anniversary

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special program together with its partners around the world with a moto of “A decade of transformative impact and learning” in Kigali, from September 15-17, 2022. Those who took part in the 2 day event included, among others,, University of Gondar President Dr. Asrat …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/the-mastercard-foundation-celebrates-the-scholars-program-decennial-anniversary/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Graduating Scholars thank the Mastercard Foundation

On 1 September 2022 the Mastercard Foundation graduating Scholars at the University of Gondar organized an event to express their appreciation and devotion to the Program which changed their life. Seven Scholars who will be graduating this upcoming Saturday have shown their heartfelt gratitude for the years they have spent at the University of Gondar …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/graduating-scholars-thank-the-mastercard-foundation/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Ethiopia becomes a member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists

Ethiopia has become the latest member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. The Federation is a collection of members and organizations that promote and advance the causes and science of Occupational Therapy. The recent admission and membership into the WFOT may have a lot to do with the University of Gondar, which recently launched …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/ethiopia-becomes-a-member-of-the-world-federation-of-occupational-therapists/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Summer Leadership Camp Kicks off for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars

The fifth year of the scholars’ engagement in the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Gondar has come to a conclusion. At the end of every year, the Scholars Program at UoG creates the opportunity for Scholars to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience which culminates in adventure, leadership trainings and outright enjoyment. …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/summer-leadership-camp-kicks-off-for-the-mastercard-foundation-scholars/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Scholars Program at UoG Organizes a Consultative Meeting

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Gondar organizes a consultative meeting that centers on creating a more suitable environment for its young students with disabilities. The discussions which took place in Maraki Campus’s Aluminum Hall brought together University higher officials, stakeholders, MCF program team, scholars and relevant offices that have a stake …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/scholars-program-at-uog-organizes-a-consultative-meeting/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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The MCF Scholars Program at UoG celebrates another milestone in Occupational Therapy

In order to advance inclusive higher education for young people with disabilities, create new occupational therapy programs, and advance research for inclusive education and community-based rehabilitation in Africa, the University of Gondar in Ethiopia and Queen’s University in Canada have formed a 10-year partnership which is transforming the health landscape in the country. On July …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/the-mcf-scholars-program-at-uog-celebrates-another-milestone-in-occupational-therapy/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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MCF Scholars perform charitable deeds in the community

The Scholars Program at the University of Gondar has been accepting students from all across the nation and the world for the past five years. This exceptional Scholarship Package is available to students from Ethiopia and other East African countries. The Scholars are inspired and guided to become the finest versions of themselves in order …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/mcf-scholars-perform-charitable-deeds-in-the-community/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UoG shares the progress of its e-learning initiative

The Scholars Program office at the University of Gondar organized a progress report for its e-learning initiative on July 5, 2022 in the President’s Senate Hall. The report was presented to top management to illustrate the advantages and overwhelming untapped potential of virtual learning and what the University could do to fast-track this transition. The …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/the-mastercard-foundation-scholars-program-at-uog-shares-the-progress-of-its-e-learning-initiative/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Scholars present a laptop computer to a top achiever

The Scholars Program at the University of Gondar is in its sixth year and is committed to cultivating transformative leaders in Ethiopia and the wider Horn of Africa region. The Scholarship aims to educate talented youth with disabilities and disadvantages. But in the same light is focused on creating leaders who will be able to …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/scholars-present-a-laptop-computer-to-a-top-achiever/" 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.