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

Newly Graduated Mastercard Foundation Scholars Complete Employability Skill Training and Internship

Employability skill training and internships are crucial in preparing Mastercard Foundation Scholars for the workforce. Employers strongly value practical experience, exposure to real-world situations, and the chance these programs offer to build essential soft and hard skills. This report highlights the values of employability skill training and internship program in advancing Mastercard Foundation Scholars’ transition …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/newly-graduated-mastercard-foundation-scholars-completed-their-employability-skill-training-and-internship/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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2nd Occupational Therapy Workshop

On December 30th, 2023, a workshop was held in Addis Ababa, organized by the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Gondar, to promote awareness and understanding of Occupational Therapy (OT) among stakeholders in Ethiopia. Attended by representatives from federal entities such as the Ministry of Health, the Civil Service Commission, federal hospitals, and regional …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/6041/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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የአካል ጉዳተኞች ቀን በኢትዮጵያ

“ለአካል ጉዳተኞች ሁለንተናዊ ተጠቃሚነት እና ለዘላቂ የልማት ግቦች ስኬት – ትርጉም ያለው ትብብር!”  ዘንድሮ በአለም ለ32ኛ ጊዜ በሀገራችን ደግሞ ለ31ኛ ጊዜ የሚከበረው የአካል ጉዳተኞች ቀን መሪ ቃል

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University of Gondar hosts disability art event by talented scholars with disabilities

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Gondar in collaboration with Dagmaros Entertainment and Events organized a disability art event in which talented scholars with disabilities participated at Maraki Campus on July 6, 2023. Dr. Asrat Atsedeweyn, President of the University of Gondar; Dr. Kassahun Tegegne, Academic Vice President of the University of Gondar; …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/university-of-gondar-hosts-disability-art-event-by-talented-scholars-with-disabilities/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Management of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Queen’s University paid a visit to the University of Gondar

The management and staff of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Gondar welcomed Heather Aldersey (PhD), co-director of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program and Anushka Mzinganjira, Part B manager of the Scholars Program at Queen’s University, on June 24, 2023. On the next day, the team attended a music rehearsal and poetry recital session …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/management-of-the-mastercard-foundation-scholars-program-at-queens-university-paid-a-visit-to-the-university-of-gondar/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Research Dissemination and Sensitization Workshop on Assistive Technology was held at University of Gondar

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Gondar organized a half-day research dissemination and sensitization workshop on assistive technology on May 29, 2023. The workshop brought together top management of the University of Gondar and Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, multidisciplinary team of researchers and concerned heads of departments. In his welcome speech, Dr. Binyam …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/research-dissemination-and-sensitization-workshop-on-assistive-technology-was-held-at-university-of-gondar/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program organizes a training on the operation of Braille Embosser Technology

A five-day training on the use of Braille Embosser Technology is underway at the University of Gondar from May 22-26, 2023. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) at the University of Gondar organized the training for staff, staff with visual impairment, IT administrators and technicians on the operation and maintenance of the printing machine. The …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/mastercard-foundation-scholars-program-organizes-a-training-on-the-operation-of-braille-embosser-technology/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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The 2023 Graduate Scholarship Application now open for Ethiopian and International Students

Graduate scholarships to attend the University of Gondar which is fully funded by the Mastercard Foundation are now open. Citizens of Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, South Sudan, and Eritrea with a Bachelor’s degree earned in the past 5 years from a recognized university at the time of application and intend to be a full-time graduate student …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/the-2023-graduate-scholarship-application-now-open-for-ethiopian-and-international-students/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Application call for MSc in Occupational Therapy at Queen’s University in Canada through MCFSP 2024

Application call for MSc in Occupational Therapy at Queens University, Canada 202 The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) at UoG would like to share that it is accepting applications for the 6th round of MSc training in Occupational Therapy at Queen’s University, Canada. UoG in collaboration with Queen’s University and partnering with the Mastercard Foundation …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/application-call-for-msc-in-occupational-therapy-at-queens-university-in-canada-through-mcfsp-2024/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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An International Consultative Meeting Took Place concerning the development of occupational therapy in Ethiopia

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) office at Queen’s University hosted a visit with top stakeholders from the University of Gondar and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Kingston, Canada. The purpose of this visit was to learn about the profession of occupational therapy in the Canadian context, discuss the development of occupational therapy …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/an-international-consultative-meeting-took-place-concerning-the-development-of-occupational-therapy-in-ethiopia/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Our Partners

UNIVERSITY OF GONDAR
The University of Gondar has the oldest medical school in Ethiopia, with a focus on a community-based and team approach.
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 University 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.