Partners in community-based rehabilitation
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.
Our partnership 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.
The University of Gondar
The University of Gondar is the oldest medical school in Ethiopia, with a focus on a team approach and community-based training for health professionals. The University offers 70 undergraduate and 90 post-graduate programs. Learn more about the University of Gondar.
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.