Excerpt: Professor Yasmin Amarsi, Founding Dean of AKU-SONAM said, “We use innovative educational approaches that allow nurses to upgrade their skills and credentials without leaving the workplace. Thanks to the funds received from the Lundin for Africa Foundation and AKU, the nursing students were only required to pay 30 per cent of the fees. The remaining 70 per cent together with meals, accommodation and transport was paid for with funds generated from the partnership.” This gesture was received warmly as the cost of training was out of reach for most of the nurses.
Joy Muballe, a representative of the Lundin Foundation said, “The aim of the Adolf Lundin Family Foundation was to support solutions to developing challenges such as health and education access. This is done through various instruments including grant funding that helps communities such as those in the coastal region benefit from improved service delivery.” She appreciated the success stories from the alumni, particularly, the important contribution they were making in maternal and child health and said that such success was a result of the effective partnership.
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