The Gretta Foundation

The Gretta Foundation’s mission is to provide in-country nursing education to impoverished persons living in disease-burdened nations while bolstering depleted healthcare workforces and improving patient care and outcomes. Wazi Shoes is a proud supporter of this mission and each pair of Wazi Shoes purchased will translate to support of The Gretta Foundation’s nurse scholars in Eastern Africa.

The Gretta Foundation was founded in 2007 by Meg Styles in honor of her mother, the late Dr. Margretta Madden Styles (“Gretta”). Gretta was a nurse scholar renowned globally as an international leader in nursing education, regulation, and credentialing.

Gretta believed that the potential impact of a nurse is profound, inspiring nurses to see their future as a boundless landscape of promise and possibility. The Gretta Foundation is devoted to inspiring future generations of nurses to rise to their own potential and make their own destinies.

Nursing students in class at Mengo SON.

Nursing students in class at Mengo SON.

 

The scholarships

Gretta scholars will be fully supported for a maximum of four years based on satisfactory completion of each year’s training program.

Gretta staff, including Meg Styles and volunteer visiting Gretta Scholars dorm.

Gretta staff, including Meg Styles and volunteer visiting Gretta Scholars dorm.

NURSING DEGREES

Once scholars have completed their nursing programs and have passed exit exams administered by their nursing colleges, they will become licensed to practice nursing.

Nursing students working in a ward in Kabale hospital near Rwandan border.

Nursing students working in a ward in Kabale hospital near Rwandan border.

NURSING PROGRAMS

To honor the obligation of their scholarship agreement, graduating scholars will serve in their country’s clinics and hospitals for a predetermined length of time commensurate with each year of academic assistance.