Make a difference…

One of the cherished values of MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is to ‘give back’ to society.

This value is alive and well among the Scholars of MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Makerere University. Every year, either as individuals or groups, they go back to their communities and give the little they have in terms of time, skills, monetary terms, or even physical items, to the less privileged in their communities.

On 3rd November, 2018, the Scholars of MasterCard Foundation chose to give back to the children at Kampala School of Physically Handicapped, located in Mengo town along Balintuuma road.

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Lead the continent out of poverty, Vice Chancellor tells Mastercard Foundation Scholars.

Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has urged students of Makerere University to strive to lead the African continent out of poverty, because nobody else will.

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MCF First Cohort Graduates advised to be useful citizens

R-L: Chancellor-Prof. Ezra Suruma, Chair Council-Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem, Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe and Ms. Claire Muga Akinyi, at the fourth session of the 68th Graduation Ceremony on 19th January 2018. Ms. Claire Muga Akinyi graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Community Psychology.

On 20th January 2016, the MasterCard foundation at Makerere University organized a flourish party for the First Cohort Scholars who graduated during the 68th Makerere University graduation. The highly colorful ceremony was attended by parents/guardians, MasterCard Foundation Project Implementation Team, Makerere University Management among other invited guests to celebrate the academic achievement of the Scholars.

Clad in their official graduation gowns, Scholars were ushered in the Makerere University Main Hall amidst applause from the overwhelmed audience. The overjoyed students could not hide their happiness as the School of Performing Arts and Film was invited to entertain the guests.  Read more

First Cohort MCF Scholars Graduate.

Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem, Chairperson Makerere University Council handing over a gift to one of the MCF Scholars Ms. Shakira Nyamwiza, during the graduation ceremony of the first Cohort MCF Scholars.


Cohort 4 Scholarship Award Ceremony

Across-section of cohort four Scholars pose with the out-going Vice Chancellor of Makerere, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu and some members of the Selection Committee after receiving their Scholarship award letters during the Scholarship award ceremony held recently at Makerere University.

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Cohort 4 Award Ceremony

The Out-going Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. John Dumb-Ssentamu, handing over a scholarship award letter to one of the newly recruited Scholars of 4th cohort, during the Scholarship award ceremony