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

BScOT Curriculum Development Workshop 2.1 and 2.2 at Queen’s University (and virtually) Successfully Completed

Queen’s University Faculty, Mastercard Foundation Fellows, colleagues from the University of Gondar, and international consultants participated in two Curriculum Development Workshops in March/April 2020 to support the development of the new Occupational Therapy (OT) Program at the Univeristy of Gondar (UoG) in Ethiopia through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program! Although we had planned to host …<h5 class="moretag"><a href="" class="read-more-link">Read More</a></h5>

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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program’s graduate scholarships are open for Ethiopian applicants

Scholarships are open for Ethiopian applicants who intend to be a full-time student at the University of Gondar.

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International Graduate scholarships are open

International Graduate scholarships are open for applicants from Somalia, Eritrea , South Sudan and Djibouti. Applicants must intend to be a full-time student at the University of Gondar.

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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.

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The Scholars Program at UoG Offered a Sign Language Training to its Faculty Members

The Scholars Program at the University of Gondar has organized a one week training in sign language. Faculty from all parts of the University encompassing directors, instructors, admin staff and the likes took part to make the University of Gondar a more inclusive institution.

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University of Gondar organized a training for its Scholars

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at University of Gondar organizes Educational opportunities every year for students with disabilities in various regions of Ethiopia and neighboring countries.

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UoG Celebrates International People with Disability’s Day Celebrated for the 27th Consecutive year

The University of Gondar on 3 December 2019 celebrated the annual International Day of Person with disabilities.

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UoG’s Scholars Council organizes a Community Giveback Week

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Council at the University of Gondar organized a 5 day Community Giveback Week involving Scholars and Non-Scholars who are studying at UoG.

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The Threshold Association Finland visits the University of Gondar and the Scholars Program

On 8 November 2019 in Maraki Campus's Aluminum Hall a Finland based organization had the opportunity to visit the University of Gondar and its Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Scholars.

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MCF Scholars Program Organized a Life’s Skills training for third cohort Scholars

The Scholars Program at the University of Gondar organized life skills training for Scholars

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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 training for health professionals. The University offers 70 undergraduate and 90 post-graduate programs.
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.