Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund Photo Gallery

Postgraduate Medical Education in South Sudan

Surgeons from Juba Teaching Hospital training at the PGME Centre.

The Postgraduate Medical Education Centre, Juba

Graduate doctors, about to enter postgraduate training

The trustees of GMCTF have supported Dr Rich Bregazzi, Dean of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of South Sudan and Professor of Medical Education Planning, Juba University who has kindly supplied these photos.

For more information go to: www.dur.ac.uk/st-johns.college/healthcareresourcing/pmeiss4

The trustees have also supported several South Sudan doctors in training. For more information, go to the May 2015 issue of the South Sudan Medical Journal at: www.southsudanmedicaljournal.com

The Trustees of GMCTF have been pleased to assist many individuals and organisations over the years and in this new part of the website there are photographs of a few of these together with brief accounts of how they have been helped. The photographs are reproduced by the kind permission of the individuals and organisations.

The Juba Link

The trustees of GMCTF have supported the Juba Link through its Training of the Trainers programme and are delighted that the St Mary,s Hospital-Juba Link Guest House is now open. For more information go to: www.jubalink.org.uk

Women's Education Partnership

The trustees of GMCTF have supported Women's Education Partnership (formerly Together for Sudan) which awards scholarships to female Sudanese from poor backgrounds, particularly students from the Nuba Mountains, Darfur, Southern and Eastern Sudan, as well as to Sudanese from economically disadvantaged circumstances. The funding is meant to support and help students pay university education expenses including registration and tuition fees with focus on medical and medically related studies.

In addition to the university scholarship they also offer vocational training scholarships to Sudanese women and men who are from displaced or disadvantaged backgrounds and who have been accepted for non-university training such as Leathers Manufacturing, Computer science, General Electricity, maintenance, auto mechanics, Home Planning, midwifery and medical assistant.

For more information go to: www.womenseducationpartnership.org

The Ahfad Hostels Project in Khartoum

Following the independence of South Sudan most repatriated families have been reluctant to allow their daughters to stay in Sudan to complete their studies. Therefore, many girls have been deprived of their education, which limits their future opportunities. GMCTF has supported the Ahfad hostels project that provides suitable accommodation for these girls and also for those who would otherwise live in displaced camps on the outskirts of Khartoum, far from their university, in homes without electricity or running water.

Four hostels accommodate 86 young South Sudanese women from various tribes studying at Ahfad University for Women (AUW). Priority is given to those students whose families have permanently left Khartoum and particularly to those students in their first or second years of study. Furthermore, the four hostels continue to remain open the whole year to accommodate students who do not have resources to return to their family during the holidays.

Furthermore, the hostels general atmosphere provides a rich social life and healthy educational environment that is helping them to become self-reliant. Additionally, for the residents, from different cultural backgrounds in South Sudan, being together has fostered peace and enhanced understanding between different cultures.

For more information go to: www.windle.org.uk