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
Queens University held their first Mastercard Journal Club
Over the past year, Fellows assisted in developing the series by: providing support in leadership as Student Co-Chairs, participating as speakers, engaging in the sessions, providing critical feedback as well as identifying topics and speakers of interest.
Queens University welcomes new cohort of Fellows
The Queen’s Mastercard Project Office warmly welcomed the 2019 Mastercard PhD Fellows on Monday May 6th, 2019.
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UoG organizes a Journal Club
As part of the first Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program journal club, PhD candidate Mulugeta Bayisa discussed the fluidity of disability with a presentation entitled "Rethinking disability."
2nd Cohort of PhD Fellows Depart for Queens University
The Mastercard Foundations Scholars Program is wrapping up its second year at the University of Gondar and is progressing in its overall aims. With two parts to the program being simultaneously running side by side the program is becoming efficient in catering and providing scholarship opportunities to talented but disadvantaged youth with disabilities and at the same time building the capacity of University of Gondar staff who will be pivotal in bringing a more inclusive curriculum to the university.
Scholarship Opportunities for East African Countries
Scholarship opportunities for East African Countries including South Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti and Eritrea (for migrants, in Ethiopia)
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY (CALL FOR PAPERS)
The research will answer questions related to access, quality, and relevance of education or CBR programming for people with disabilities and will address gaps in research and practice in Ethiopia and regionally.
Scholars Program at UoG commemorate “Disability Awareness and Advocacy”
With the main theme of the day focusing on inclusiveness, three larger than life Billboards, which represented accessibility, inclusiveness and quality education, were unveiled to the public. The day also saw activities including a management meeting, a presentation on Occupational Therapy and a consultative meeting on program expansion.
LAW STUDENT PLANS TO MAKE HER COUNTRY DISABILITY-FRIENDLY
Hiwot Mekuanent will be applying her doctoral work at Queen’s Faculty of Law to help improve the lives of people with disabilities in her homeland Ehtiopia. Admitted into the school’s PhD program as an “exceptional faculty leader” from the University of Gondar, she has received a Mastercard Foundation at Queen’s University Scholarship to complete her studies.
I Envision a World Where…
Scholars who study at the University of Gondar were asked to finish the sentence “I envision a world where” for International Peoples With Disabilities Day and they answered by saying unique but influential things.
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Celebration ends on a high note
The Mastercard Foundation’s Scholars Program at the University of Gondar organized a Celebration that spanned 2 days and covered many activities. The event was held from the 27th through the 28th of November 2018.
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.