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

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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Graduate Scholarship Application (for International Scholars)

This scholarship is open only for International (Somalia, Djibouti, South Sudan and Eritrea) applicants who earn their Bachelor’s degree in the past 5 years in their respective countries at the time of application and intend to be a full-time graduate student of PHYSIOTHERAPY, NURSING, SOCIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, LAW PUBLIC HEALTH, DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, OPTOMETRY OR …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/graduate-scholarship-application-for-international-scholars/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Graduate Scholarship Application (for Ethiopians)

This scholarship is only open for Ethiopian nationals 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 of physiotherapy, nursing, sociology, psychology, law, public health, development and environment management studies, optometry or gender and development studies at …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/graduate-scholarship-application-for-ethiopians/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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The Scholars Program at the University of Gondar renews its commitment for inclusivity

The Scholars Program at UoG, now in its fifth year and halfway through its projected 10-year time frame, has made significant progress in terms of inclusivity. Individuals with disabilities account for one billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, with the prevalence of disability being higher in developing countries. Between 110 million and 190 …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/the-scholars-program-at-the-university-of-gondar-renews-its-commitment-for-inclusivity/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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The Nations first Occupational Therapy Department set to Open

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program office at the University of Gondar organized a sensitization workshop today on February 21, 2022. The focus of the event was to promote the science and field of Occupational Therapy to incoming freshmen who have not yet chosen their desired academic path. The freshmen who numbered in the hundreds came …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/the-nations-first-occupational-therapy-department-set-to-open/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Scholars Program at UoG holds an evaluative meeting concerning Scholars questions and concerns

The Mastercard  Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Gondar on 19 February 2022 organized and held a comprehensive consultative meeting with Scholars. The intention of the discussion is to create a better Program moving forward trying to heed to the grievances, concerns and thoughts of the Scholars who are people with disabilities and disadvantages. …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/scholars-program-at-uog-holds-an-evaluative-meeting-concerning-scholars-questions-and-concerns/" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Take Part in Comprehensive Training Programs

The University of Gondar’s Scholars Program conducted life skills training for Scholars as part of the program’s institutional development strategy. The program, which is geared towards new Scholars, and will span 9 days, allows newcomers to get valuable insight into self-awareness, goal setting, communication skills (English), financial literacy and other pertinent topics. 59 Mastercard Foundation …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="https://uogqueensmcf.com/news/mastercard-foundation-scholars-take-part-in-comprehensive-training-programs/" 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.