Ashesi University, Ghana visits the Scholars Program at UoG

The Scholars Program at the University of Gondar shared its experiences with Ashesi University from Accra Ghana in the week of March 1, 2020.

The Scholars Program at the University of Gondar is one of a kind compared to other programs found around the world. In 2016, for the first time in the Scholars Program, the University of Gondar proposed to created a Program that focused on Inclusion and those parts of society that are disadvantaged.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Gondar seeks to create transformative leaders by catering to talented youth with disabilities and disadvantages. In the Programs 4th year, it could be observed that there are many strong points, which are creating better circumstances for the marginalized. It is with this in mind that Ashesi University visited UoG to gain some experience.

Ashesi University has operated a Scholars Program since 2013 and has recently renewed its partnership with the Mastercard Foundation for the third time. However, for the first time they are currently thinking about changing their Program structure to incorporate people with disabilities.

Team members who are working day and night to make the Scholars Program at the University of Gondar a success sat down with the guests from Ghana to share their Program’s strong points, express some challenges and gave suggestions on how their counterparts could positively move forward in the future. Some of the Topics that were raised in the discussions included recruitment strategies, inclusiveness, leadership criteria and how to encourage female applicants.