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

Sholars Talent Show and Competition Announcement

The Scholars Program at UoG is planning to conduct a scholars week (the week of the 26th) and invites all students with disabilities to showcase their talents in a grand completion to win amazing prizes.

Mastercard Scholars Program Call for Abstracts

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UoG plans to hold an afternoon conference, as part of its Scholars Week, under the running theme of "Inclusive Education for a Democratic Society." For more information click on this link and check out the advert!

MCFSP Office at UoG Purchases a Wheelchair accessible Toyota Coaster

The vehicle is, without a doubt, ideal for educational institutions and the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Office and the University of Gondar are creating an atmosphere suitable for all.

UoG welcomes new batch of Scholars

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars program is in its second year and the scholars are arriving on campus.

Research Opportunity (Call for Papers)

As part of this project, the program will fund eight proposals with a maximum budget of up to $60,000 USD per proposal.

Teachers-turned-students

The first PhD candidates of the 10-year Mastercard Foundation partnership reflect on their first year at Queen’s, and how their experience will affect Ethiopia.

From Gondar to Capetown: Understanding the scope and development of Occupational Therapy in African contexts

"Occupational Therapy will bring new skills and expertise to this East African Country. In the near future, once the first cohort of Master’s trained Occupational Therapy UoG faculty return from Queens University, they will be pioneers in opening Ethiopia’s first Occupational Therapy department. "

Queens University set to educate new cohort of UoG faculty

Representatives from Queens University’s OT department visited UoG to discuss in length the specifics of the OT program in Canada and it's relevance to up and coming Ethiopian physicians.

The Learning Partnership Advisory Group Convenes in Canada

Comprising of 13 individuals, of whom 3 are African, the MasterCard Scholars program convened in Toronto, Canada.

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.

For More

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

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

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.

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