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

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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Scholars Program at UoG Welcomes New International Scholars

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is coming on its sixth year at the University of Gondar and is steadily growing into a Program that is second to none in the region and the world. The 10-year program, which is funded by the Mastercard Foundation, is creating an environment where talented people with disabilities and disadvantages …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/scholars-program-at-uog-welcomes-new-international-scholars/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Needs Assessment on Occupational Therapy Education in Ethiopia

Executive Summary This executive summary provides an overview of the needs assessment designed to advance the understanding the need for occupational therapy (OT) services in Ethiopia. The needs assessment was informed by a review of literature, an environmental scan, and stakeholder engagement. Background Rehabilitation services are services directed at facilitating the optimal functioning and community …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/needs-assessment-on-occupational-therapy-education-in-ethiopia/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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An Induction Ceremony for incoming Mastercard Foundation Scholars takes place

The University of Gondar’s Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is in its fifth year of operation and aims to provide educational opportunities and related support to people with disabilities and disadvantages. In this regard, an introductory welcome program for new Scholars took place at the University of Gondar on May 21, 2022, with the opportunity for …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/an-induction-ceremony-for-incoming-mastercard-foundation-scholars-takes-place/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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The Scholars Program at UoG holds a graduation ceremony for CBR Certificate Program and welcomes back its Fellows

Scholars from the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Gondar have completed short-term training in Community Based Rehabilitation. The graduation ceremony took place on May 14, 2022. At the same event juncture, a welcoming program was held for UoG fellow staff who have completed their master’s degrees from Queens University, Canada. Program Director …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/the-scholars-program-at-uog-holds-a-graduation-ceremony-for-cbr-certificate-program-and-welcomes-back-its-fellows/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program puts its Scholars first

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Gondar is one of the world’s only Scholarships that caters to people with disabilities and disadvantages. Its reach has grown over the past 6 years and is steadily gaining recognition for cultivating transformative leaders in the Horn of Africa. On May 8, 2022, a day-long event …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/the-mastercard-foundation-scholars-program-puts-its-scholars-first/" 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.