Project #6765

Help Ugandan Youth Earn Nursing Certifications

by Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation
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
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Graduation Photo 3
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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.

Five (5) students supported by Global Giving scholarships have passed national examinations.

The 5 students have rigistered with with the National Council for Nurses and Midwiives and are eligible to practice nursing.

This makes a cumulative total of  22 nursing students who have attained certifiicates with the support from Globing Giving. Three (3) students students supported by Global Giving are still in training and are expected to complete in the next 2 years.

Many thanks to all those at/through Global Giving who have made it possible for these students to earn certificates in nursing.

May they be be blessed more.

students assisted 2014 Jan
students assisted 2014 Jan

Yet another joyous moment at Mayanja memorial Medical Traing Institutes as more student nurses get supported financially due to your donations at Global Giving where solutions are provided to global issues, thank you all.

A notice was posted at notice boards both at the Training Institute and the Foundation offices in June 2013 and a total of 25 students applied during the stipulated time.In two meetings held in September 2013 all the applications were assessed by the committee according to the following agreed criteria which awarded points according to whether one was a complete orphan, from hard to reach area, or from a family that is regarded as poverty stricken. Academic performance was given consideration and whether the student had exhibited difficulty in meeting financial requirements of the Institute.

Verification of information in the application forms was done, this included making calls to Community development Officers, Local council leaders and from their previous Schools there was more insight in the student’s financial inabilities. There after scores were assigned basing on information provided on the applications and gathered data from their respective villages.

The funds available are approximately USD 5800, this could enable support for eleven (11) students up to completion of their courses and these are;- Joseph, Yokonia, Dovico, Barbara, Justus, Sharon, Kenneth, Edith, Chris, Medard, and Jolly all these required on average approximately 600 $ (dollars) each. Appreciation goes to our partners at Global Giving who have sacrificed their funds to avail a future to these young boys and girls as graduate nurses. Appreciation to all of you who contribute to this noble cause, our prayer at Maynja Memorial Medical Training Institute is that the Almighty power blesses you. Let us assist more nursing students graduate as nurses. Thank you Global Giving.


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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
$28,567 raised of $50,000 goal
158 donations
$21,433 to go
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