Training Bursaries Now Available

Bethany / Sponsorship Opportunities, Teaching

Legs4Africa are looking to award five bursaries to female amputees aged eighteen or over interested in a career in prosthetic technology. We have partnered with the Tanzania Training Centre for Orthopaedic Technologies (TATCOT) to support African women to attend it’s Certificate Course in Lower Limb Technologies to increase female representation in the sector.

“I like the job, I really appreciate it and I am very happy with it because everyday I go to the centre and I get happiness by making people happy. ” – Awa, Trainee Technician, Banjul, The Gambia

TATCOT are recognised by the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics as an accredited training centre, one of only three recognised as such in East Africa and the bursary covers all costs associated with studying as well as relocating if necessary. 

The course runs for twelve months beginning in September 2020 with a following six months commitment for clinical placement. The basic entry requirements for the course are:

An O-level Form IV Certificate or equivalent with at least three credit passes in any of the science subjects:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

Engineering subjects offered at technical secondary school are also acceptable as a third credit.

or

An O-level Form IV Certificate with not less than two years practical experience in an Orthopaedic Workshop. Such candidates must pass an entry examination set by TATCOT in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Tanzania.

The Bursaries will include course fees, travel, accomodation, living costs, and any additional items needed for the course.

If you are interested in registering your interest for this opportunity then please fill out the application form before 31st January 2020.