Health
 Uganda
Project #6765

Help Ugandan Youth Earn Nursing Certifications

by Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation
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Summary

This scholarship fund will enable orphans and vulnerable youth in Uganda to obtain their nursing degrees, which will both help them to secure their livelihoods and promote basic health care in their communities
$50,000
total goal
$21,414
remaining
147
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Rural communities in southwestern Uganda have limited access to health care, in large part due to a severe shortage of trained medical staff, particularly front-line nurses. The region is home to large numbers of vulnerable youth, many of them HIV/AIDS orphans or refugees from Uganda's long-running civil war. While many youth aspire to become certified nurses and join the health workforce, they do not have funds to pay for their education.

Solution

The scholarship fund will work with community members to identify orphans and vulnerable youth to receive tuition and living expenses for a 2.5 year nursing program at MMMTI. After certification, graduates will serve as nurses in their communities.

Long-Term Impact

The fund will provide nursing scholarships to 100 vulnerable youth. Graduates will have promising employment opportunities in both the public and private health sectors, and will directly contribute to a stronger health workforce in the region.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.mmhfoundation.org/​?link=home
Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation
Mayanja Memorial Medical Training Institute
A video about developing student loans at MMMTI

Organization Information

Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation

Location: Mbarara, Western Region - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.mmhfoundation.org/​?link=home
Project Leader:
Jerome Kabakyenga
Mbarara, Western Region Uganda
$28,586 raised of $50,000 goal
 
 
160 donations
$21,414 to go
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