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

MCF Scholars take part in CBR Certificate training

The objective of the certificate program is to develop the knowledge and enhance the skills and attitudes of students and CBR practitioners in the area of disability inclusion and rehabilitation.

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MCF Scholars at UoG make a smooth transition back to class

It could be remembered that the Global Covid-19 Pandemic had sidelined students from getting an education worldwide. In the Ethiopian context as well classes had been postponed for about 7 months. However, due to countless measures and precautionary details being taken the University of Gondar has opened its doors.

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Scholars Program at UoG evaluates its performance thus far

A number of officials showed their appreciation for the work done thus far and thanked the Scholars Program Office for their transparency in its efforts. Moreover, in the spirit of cooperation and institutional uplifting various stakeholders also put forth suggestions and comments on how the Program could become even more successful in the years to come.

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University of Gondar is welcoming its first round of returning students

Students are coming from all over the country, and abroad, to return to their long-awaited education.

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Town Hall; Alumni Engagement and Alumni Reestablishment Article

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Gondar and Queen’s University, now in its fourth year, is finalizing its strategy for alumni engagement and alumni support. As part of this strategy, the program management sought input about how to best support alumni engagement and alumni reestablishment at the University of Gondar. All Fellows …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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University of Gondar in its final stages of opening Ethiopia’s first ever OT program

On 18 November 2020, the University of Gondar and Queens University, Canada organized its external curriculum review workshop on Occupational Therapy that reviewed the final stages of its new curriculum. The final steps are being taken at the University of Gondar to create a well-organized and quality OT program, and the momentum will inevitably lead …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Our Partners

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