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 Threshold Association Finland visits the University of Gondar and the Scholars Program
On 8 November 2019 in Maraki Campus's Aluminum Hall a Finland based organization had the opportunity to visit the University of Gondar and its Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Scholars.
MCF Scholars Program Organized a Life’s Skills training for third cohort Scholars
The Scholars Program at the University of Gondar organized life skills training for Scholars
Quick look into the Scholars Program’s First Batch of International Scholars
The University of Gondar for the first time, in coordination with its Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, has accepted its first-ever international Scholars.
UoG and the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program looking to establish a BSc in Occupational Therapy by 2021
The University of Gondar has hosted its first-ever needs assessment and curriculum workshop for Occupational Therapy from October 18-23, 2019.
3rd Cohort Induction Program for Mastercard Foundation Scholars ends in success
The Mastercard Foundation Scholar’s Program at the University of Gondar from the 19th through 20 October 2019 underwent an Induction ceremony for its newly admitted Scholars.
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Office at UoG gives British Council English Training to Staff Members
From October 7-11, 2019 the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Gondar will be training 22 of its staff members to prepare them for an upcoming British Council test in mid October.
Team members take part in an International Conference in Kigali that centers on OT
The 11th Occupational Therapy African Regional group congress took place in Kigali, Rwanda with the main theme, “Giving Meaning back to life; Occupational Therapy at the Center.”
Mastercard Foundations Scholars 2020 Recruitment in Progress
Currently the Scholars Program at the University of Gondar will be accepting new Scholars who will be future transformative leaders who will uplift their communities. Moreover, this year, for the first time, the Program seeks to enroll students from various East African nations.
The Second Summer Camp for Scholars Ends in Success
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Gondar organized the second summer camp for Scholars between July 13 and 27
Queens University held their first Mastercard Journal Club
Over the past year, Fellows assisted in developing the series by: providing support in leadership as Student Co-Chairs, participating as speakers, engaging in the sessions, providing critical feedback as well as identifying topics and speakers of interest.
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.
The University of Gondar is providing scholarships for the University of Gondar faculties and Ethiopian Students through the Mastercard Foundation and the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.
About this Project
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.
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.
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.