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.
In the News
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.
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.
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.