Happy New Year, dear friends with great hearts to change the world! At Mayanja Medical Training Institute we appreciate your efforts to help transform the lives of vulnerable nursing students through your donations. Since the start of the scholarship fund, just over two years ago, we have together enabled 18 nursing students to successfully complete the course. I am glad to inform you that four students who sat for their state examinations most recently have attained good credits; I am attaching results of one of the beneficiaries, Akampurira Christine.
Christine is an orphaned child from a very poor household in Kakindo Rwaibaare. She was on the verge of withdrawing from the course in her first semester (two and a half years ago), due to her inability to cover school fees. Christine received a scholarship from GlobalGiving, which allowed her to pursue her studies calmly and without any worries. Christine has not let us down in any way: she has excelled academically and has served as a role model with her behavior, perseverance and discipline. She is now the head of Health Centre three in her county. She is ever grateful to our sponsors on GlobalGiving and the Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation who have enabled her to study nursing.
November is a special time at the Mayanja Memorial Medical Training Institute. It is the time when nurses take their national examination after months of hard work; it also marks the anniversary of our partnership with Global Giving, which has run for two years now. We are extremely proud of our affiliation with Global Giving through which we have raised over US 24,000!
Four students who are sitting for their exams this month were sponsored by your donations through Global Giving. We sent them s “good luck” cards to wish them well and organized a session to build their confidence in preparation for the examination. All four young nurses expressed much gratitude to Global Giving for supporting their education, and promised to perform well and build on this foundation they have for a brighter future. Attached is a letter of appreciation from one student to the Managing Director of the Institute—a clear sign of this gratitude.
We know that none of this would have been possible without your support behind the scenes! Thank you, again, for your generosity.
November is a special time at the Mayanja Memorial Medical Training Institute. It is the time when nurses take their national examination after months of hard work; it also marks the anniversary of our partnership with GlobalGiving, which has run for two years now. We are extremely proud of our affiliation with GlobalGiving through which we have raised over US 24,000!
Four students who are sitting for their exams this month were sponsored by your donations through GlobalGiving. We sent them s “good luck” cards to wish them well and organized a session to build their confidence in preparation for the examination. All four young nurses expressed much gratitude to GlobalGiving for supporting their education, and promised to perform well and build on this foundation they have for a brighter future. Attached is a letter of appreciation from one student to the Managing Director of the Institute—a clear sign of this gratitude.
Through our efforts on Global Giving, the Mayanja Memorial Scholarship Fund had raised a new round of approximately USD 4,500 in January 2012. This was used to cover the tuition for ten students – all of whom are in their final year of the program and will receive their nurse certification soon.
Funding secured through Global Giving in the last year was also used to ensure that four additional students finished their state final exams and scored very high ranks! We are very proud of this achievement and recognize that it is owed in a large part to the funding that we have received from you, our generous sponsors. It allowed students to concentrate on their books and practical exams and not worry about piecing together different financing to cover their educational expenses.
As the Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation, we are overjoyed to see how this joint effort with Global Giving has offered many young Ugandans a bright future. It has given aspiring nurses a clear pathway to employment in the health sector, a strong foundation of clinical training which can be further deepened over the years, and a tangible means to uplift their family’s living conditions.
Below is a photo illustrating the joy that Edith – a scholarship recipient – brings to her work as she trains as a nurse-midwife. Like many other students at the Mayanja Memorial Training Institute, Edith is an orphan to HIV/AIDS. She is intelligent, curious and eager to learn but simply unable to source the funds necessary for her higher education. The Scholarship Fund has will cover her payments for all five semesters, putting a smile to her face now and offering her a whole new set of opportunities tomorrow.
Edith is taking vital signs of a pregnant admitted woman in a practical session
We at Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation are grateful to the support you render to us through GlobalGiving. Of the eighteen nursing students supported so far, seven students are out in the field, employed in different Health Units across the Western Region. We are very proud of their achievement!
However, the number of applicants to the scholarship fund continues to increase. Nearly twenty students applied for a scholarship last semester, with ten qualifying as per the criteria set. Among these, two students were born HIV positive and have lost both their parents to the virus. Both students are being supported by well-wishers in the community, though they still need to work during their holidays to raise money to supplement these contributions. This leads to constant poor health due to the hard labor. Moreover, even with the extra earnings they find it difficult to afford a balanced diet, pay transportation expenses to the health centre for their ARVs and manage their general upkeep. Support from our generous network at Global Giving will make the situation lighter and better for these young aspiring nurses and allow them to concentrate on their studies.
Please join hands with us to raise more money for the project so that we can support vulnerable Ugandan youth have fruitful lives and improve our country’s human resources for health.
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