Project #6765

Help Ugandan Youth Earn Nursing Certifications

by Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation

Thanks  to Global Giving support: Over the past five years 30 students supported by Global Giving through Mayanja Memoraial Hospital Foundation (MMHF) were enabled to complete their nursing courses and later on registered and lincenced to work as Nurses. All the students (now nurses) are employed in various health care facilities (government, private not for profit, private). The Nurses are able to earn a monthly salary and able to contribute to the welfare of their families. MMHF is calling on wellwishers to provide support so as to enable more needy students complete their nursing course. MMHF extends thanks and appreciation to one Global Giving donor who has supported the foundation with 24 donations in the year 2016.We attest that the support given over the past 5 years has changed the lives of recipients and their families. We hope those who have been supported will be in position to help other disadvantaged persons whereever they may be. We pray the year 2017 brings in more donors so that more needy students can be supported.

Wiah all a prosperous 2017.

The two students who sat their final state nursing/midwifery examinations in May 2016 passed. The students earned certification in enrollment. They have been registered by the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council and can practice Nursing/Midwifery at enrollment level. The 2 students had faced financial challenges and were not going to complete their courses. Thanks to Global Giving donors whose financial support at the time of need. We hope the families of these two nurses will be empowered through one of their own having a qualification that will get paid employment. In a low income country such as Uganda there are many bright but needy children who qualify to be assisted to move ahead. The two students extend their sincere thanks to Global Giving donors.

Two students Christine and Daphine who were supported by Global Giving funds sat for their final examinations in May 2016. Christine sat for enrolled certificate final examinations for Nursing while Daphine sat for enrolled certificate final examinations in midwifery. The two students were facing challenges in raising funds to pay for the two progarammes. The support from Global Giving was timely and helped them to sit for final examinations and thus complete their programmes. Although the results are not yet released we are hopeful that the results will be positive.Thanks to Global Giving for the support extended to these two diserving stundents. It is our conviction that these two ladies will contribute positively to their families and and nation at large.

One of the Global Giving sponsored nursing student sat for her final examinations at Mayanja Memorial Medical Training Institute in November 2015. The results for these examinations were released last week by the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examinations Board. The student supported by Global Giving passed  two of the four papers but has to retake two papers. The Institute has put in place arrangements to assist the student prepare for the two papers she is to retake when next offered in May 20016. It is hoped that this student will pass these retakes.I will report on the student's progress in future reports. Thanks are extended to Global Giving for all the support. 

One of our the latest beneficiary of Global Giving is Christine here below is her testimony:

"I write to appreciate Global Giving for the support rendered to me during my enrolled nursing course at Mayanja Memorial Training Institute because it was not easy on my part to get tuition fees. Global Giving funding paid for my tuition for 3 of the 4 semesters of the nursing course. I completed my enrolled nursing course final examinations two weeks ago. I am now at home on holidays as I await for the results. Thanks to Global Giving Donors for making this possible."


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Organization Information

Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation

Location: Mbarara, Western Region - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​​?link=home
Project Leader:
Jerome Kabakyenga
Mbarara, Western Region Uganda
$28,741 raised of $50,000 goal
176 donations
$21,259 to go
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