Help Ugandan Youth Earn Nursing Certifications

Jan 17, 2012

A tale of Adronah - a beneficiary of Global Giving

A total of 18 students were sponsored so far 07(seven) students have accomplished their nursing course, with distinctions and good credits.

A tale of a beneficiary - Adronah Arinaitwe, who sat for final examinations Nov 2011. Examination results were released in early January 2012 and she passed.

I’ am by names of Adronah Arinaitwe, an orphan who lost her parents to HIV-AIDS still a toddler; actually I cannot visualize how they physically looked like. Support from an elderly Aunt whose income hand gone so low by the time of finishing primary and worsened by my Ordinary level study costs to less than USD 50 a month.

The scholarship scheme came as a God sent blessing at the verge of dropping out of the Institute and all my tuition and living expenses were covered. At the moment I have completed  my course with good credits, my success is attributed to support received from Global Giving donors. This enabled to have a settled mind and concentrate on my academics than worrying about tomorrow, thank you good hearted people.

I have been employed by the blood bank Kabale branch as a nurse among my duties is phlebotomy i.e. collecting blood from the community in out reaches, open day blood donation, offering pre donation and post donation counseling to our clients. I also participate in data entry and analysis of patient information.

Work is enjoyable and ‘am over whelmed by the fact that at the moment ‘am employed and earn a salary to contribute to the well being of my little 3siblings and medication for my elderly Aunt who adopted us.

Thank you Mayanja memorial Scholarship Fund for collaborating with good hearted people at Global Giving who have made a difference in our lives and the communities.

Oct 17, 2011

A ppreciation from the Executive Director

Demostration of a delivery of a baby
Demostration of a delivery of a baby

Dear all,

On behalf of the Board of Directors and on my own behalf as a founding member of the Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation, I hereby extend my sincere appreciation for the enormous contributions you have made towards giving vulnerable youth in Uganda a chance to enter the health workforce. Many of the youth who have benefited from the scholarship fund are orphans – and some of them are the primary breadwinners in their households. With your support we have built their employment skills and invested in our country’s health system.

Your contributions have enabled us to extend scholarships to 18 students,ensuring that they have the funds to complete their 3-year nursing course. But the demand for tuition support is still enormous, with 28 more eligible students waiting funding.  We invite you to consider supporting the education of another student in any small way that you can. May God bless you in this noble cause.


Dr MugerwaBenon.

Executive Director

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Using a dummy to demostrate by GG beneficiary


Jul 21, 2011

A tale of a blessed Guardian through MMHF in collaboration with Global Giving.

Single Parent: I am very delighted to have brought my child to Mayanja Memorial Medical Training Institute. I cannot express my joy , happiness and relief that is in my heart for the opportunity availed my son, coupled with the assurance of completing the nursing course. Thank you donors , Global Giving, and the Scholarship committee for being good to the needy vulnerable youth. It had become increasingly difficult to raise money to cater for my children, maintain our home, pay medical bills, and fees for their education,. . After 3years training as a nurse, Philemon will lend a hand in settling some bills at home, raising tuition for her brothers and cater for our medical ailments within her area of training. 

Student Philemon: I am relieved of the psychological stress of seeking institution fees, and can attend tutoring and practicum full time without any worry – ensuring that I will excel academically. My mother can now cater for my brothers and sister without worrying over me dropping out along the way. May God bless the partners, donors, and all well wishers who are saving humanity. 


May 2, 2011

January - March Report 2011






In 2010, the Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation (MMHF) established a scholarship fund to give orphans and vulnerable youth in southwestern Uganda an opportunity to obtain their nursing degrees and serve their communities with much-needed basic healthcare.  The Foundation is affiliated with the Mayanja Memorial Medical Training Institute (MMMTI), where scholarship recipients enroll in 2 or 3 year nursing programs.  Thanks to your support through Global Giving, the fund has received donations worth over USD 15,000.


The Mayanja Memorial Scholarship Fund is managed by the following committee of staff and volunteers:

The Chairman                                                    Mr. Augustine Atwijukye

 Executive Director MMHF                           Dr. Benon Mugerwa

Consultant MMSF                                            Ms. Taara Chandani

Coordinator MMSF                                         Prof. Jerome Kabakyenga

Technical Person MMSF                                                Dr. Bernard Mayanja

General Secretary MMSF                             Ms. Annette Kyamugambi


The committee is charged with overall management of the fund, including defining selection criteria for students, reviewing applications, recommending renewal scholarships and reporting to donors.


The committee established the following criteria to enable transparency and benefit the most deserving students. To qualify for a scholarship, a student must:

  • Meet general admission requirements to MMMTI (provide evidence of an admission letter)
  • Demonstrate above average academic standing
  • Experience difficulty in paying tuition dues (with proof from MMMTI)
  • Demonstrate vulnerability by one of the following:
    • Lost either or both parents to HIV/AIDS,
    • Is a refugee from a war-affected area,
    • Is from a hard-to-reach rural area
    • Previous schools
    • Community development officer at the sub-county level.
  • Must produce a letter of recommendation from the following:
    • Local leader LC1,&3,
  • Should pass Interviews
  • The Scholarship Committee will carry out home visits to administer the interviews and verify the vulnerability status of applicants.
  • If any information is found not to be true, the student is automatically disqualified from consideration.  



The Executive Director, Dr. Benon Mugerwa, formally notified MMMTI about the scholarship opportunity available for students, and accompanied the letter with a public notice and copies of application forms.

A total of 46 students applied for a scholarship.  All applicants are enrolled at MMMTI and face some difficulty paying their tuition.  The Scholarship Committee selected 18 students to benefit from the first round of the scholarship. All recipients are either orphans or live in female-headed households, where their mothers are sick or earn below $1. 

While the remaining 28 students also demonstrated need, there were insufficient funds to provide them with any financial assistance at this time.

We urge you to spread the word about his important fund and help us raise additional funds!  We appreciate the major fund-raising milestones we have met so far and are grateful for all your support.

The remaining 28 qualified for the scholarship but funds dictated otherwise, this calls for more donations to enable more students certify as nurses.

Feb 17, 2011

Global Giving funds funds received on our account

Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of directors are happy to report that Global Giving funds totaling  USD 14,469.35 were received on our account on February 15,2011. These funds are expected to support 18-20 student nurses this year.

A scholarship Committee set up by the Board has already come out with criteria for selection and application forms. The adverts are already out and we expect scholarships to be awarded before the end of week three from today (February 15, 2011).

Next report will have some short comments from the beneficiaries.

We all excited.


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Jerome Kabakyenga

Mbarara, Western Region Uganda

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