Project #6765

Help Ugandan Youth Earn Nursing Certifications

by Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation

My name is Isaac, a former student of Mayanja Memorial Medical Training Institute and one of the beneficiaries of Global Giving scholarship scheme in 2011 through Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation. I take this opportunity to extend my sincere thanks to Global Giving for supporting me during my course of study.

I had a challenge with payment of tuition fee and I was one of the students who were almost failing to complete the course. My parents were unable to raise the whole amount required for tuition fee but when Global Giving gave me a scholarship they were relieved on the burden. But when Global Giving came in I managed to complete the course in May 2011. I am now employed as an Enrolled Nurse at Ntuusi Health Center level IV under the Local Government of Ssembabule District in Southern Uganda (shded on the map below).


The Health Center serves a catchment area of about 100,000 people. I am now able to contribute towards the development of my community, district and country through offering patient care and participating in public health activities.

I acknowledge the services of Global Giving towards supporting young Ugandans to attain certification in Nursing. Any support offered to other students is highly appreciated.

Kelly  meets MMHF officials
Kelly meets MMHF officials

The Global Giving East Africa Field Officer paid a visit to Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation (MMHF) on Friday May 15, 2015. Mr Kurz was presented with a brief of the Foundation activities. With funding from Global Giving 29 students have been supported. Twenty eight (28) have already got certification in nursing and are working in different parts of the country. One student is still persuing her program and is due to complete her course in December. Mr Kurz had the opportunity to meet the one student still at the Training Institute and one of those who completed his program in nursing. The pre-service student expressed her thanks to Global Giving for the support. The nurse who Kelly met at his place of work (Regional Eye Center) was very grateful for Global Giving support that enabled him to attain a certificate in nursing. He is now the sole financial support for his entire extended family. He has plans to further her studies in nursing. Thanks to the Global Giving family for all the support.

Kelly meets student Nurse
Kelly meets student Nurse
Kelly meets Nurse at place of work
Kelly meets Nurse at place of work
Graduation Photo 1
Graduation Photo 1

On 12th December 2014 Mayanja Memorial Training Institute held its first Graduation Ceremony. The colourful graduation was held at the Institute Grounds in Mbarara City in South Western Uganda. Of the 435 who graduated on that day 16 were supported with scholarships from Global Giving. Fifteen graduates attained enrolled certificates in Nursing while one attained a certificate in Midwifery. Most of the graduates have secured jobs in public/private health facilities. Our thanks go to Global Giving for having made this possible and our heartfelt acknowledgements go to the so many persons who donated the funds through Global Giving. Three students supported by Global Giving passed final examinations in January 2015 and will graduate in November 2015. 

Included in the report are photos of the graduates (beneficiaries of Global Giving scholarships) taken at the function.

Graduation Photo 2
Graduation Photo 2
Graduation Photo 3
Graduation Photo 3
Graduation Photo 4
Graduation Photo 4

Greetings to Globa Giving Family.

The first graduation ceremony for Mayanja Memorial Training Institute is scheduled for December 12, 2014 and about 400 students will be awarded various certificates. Since 2011 Global Giving has supported 25 students and 24 of these have successfully completed their courses and are due to graduate on December 12, 2014. This group of 24 is composed of 11 female and 14 male students. The graduation will be a reunion of these students. Mayanja Memorial Foundation will use this opportunity to capture stories of these students covering the period from when they left the Institute. The student stories will be presented in the upcming reports. The majority of the students are already employed in health facilities and other health institutions. The foundation extends thanks to Global Giving and Mayanja Memorial Institute for having made it possible for these students to attain nursing certificates.

Early this week on monday 11th August 2014 the results from national examinations for certificate comprehensive nursing examinations were announced. Two (2) students supported by Global Giving were among those who passed these examinations. The two students are to register with the the Council for Nurses and Midwives. This will make them eligible to be employed by any health institution/project in the country (Uganda). The cumulative total number of students supported by Global Giving now stands at twenty four (24).

Thanks to Global Giving for enabling these 2 students to go through the nursing course. These students come from poor and vulnerable families which can not raise enough funds to meet the course fees. The support came at the moment they needed it badly. Had it not been support from Global Giving these students would not have completed their courses. It is our hope that the students will get employed and make their cotribution to their country and families.

Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation is very appreciative to Global Giving for all the support given that has enabled the 24 students to earn certificates in nursing. Thanks to all those who have made it possible.


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Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation

Location: Mbarara, Western Region - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​​?link=home
Project Leader:
Jerome Kabakyenga
Mbarara, Western Region Uganda
$28,722 raised of $50,000 goal
174 donations
$21,278 to go
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