New Beginnings- A Letter from the Board Chair

2020 was a year like no other! For Hands4Uganda (H4U), this meant major leadership changes and a critical review of our functional organization. At the end of 2020 the Board of Directors and volunteers met for three days to evaluate H4U operations and our strategic plan. Our goal was to ensure best practices and the…

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Aquaponics at Rock of Ages Community School

We are so excited to be partnering with the Fly Fishing Collaborative (FFC) to bring an aquaponics farm to ROA! Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (soil-less agriculture). This project, which we lovingly call the “Fish Farm” will not only provide a major learning opportunity for students, but will lay the…

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Multipurpose Building

We are so excited to announce the newest addition to the Rock of Ages Community School campus! The Multipurpose Building is comprised of 3 floors. The first will host the campus kitchen as well as a dining area that may also be used for school events/functions. The second floor will host all nursery students (children…

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July 2021 Newsletter

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A Note From Betty

Hi members, Our Primary five and six students had a small garden at school before the second lockdown (effective June 7). They had planted kale, onions and tomatoes using old sacks and buckets unfortunately schools were closed before the harvest. We contacted the students to come and pick them up and take to their families…

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End of Year Thanks ft. a note from Betty Wasswa

Hello Members, Merry  Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for sticking with us all this time. A lot has happened since the year began, good and bad, but still we appreciate all your resources invested in H4U. Especially your time. Thanks to all for organizing the Angel Tree Drive; it was amazing and made a difference!…

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2020 School Year Update

As of October 16 all Primary 7 and Senior 4 student have returned to school under the Ugandan governments guidance and recommendations. We are still waiting more information concerning the Senior 4 students but do know that all who were enrolled prior to school closures due to COVID-19 have reported in order to return to…

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Building Update

Some may remember posts from earlier in the year concerning finishing touches on the new Rock of Ages Community School. Our focus was on completing the exterior of the school. When COVID-19 hit this project was put on hold as the country underwent lockdown. We are pleased to announce that with the partial lifting of…

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Christmas in September

Christmas in…September? Why not?! This month students receiving supplemental food took home a full chicken! Chicken (meat in general) is rather expensive for most ROA families. Usually reserved for special holidays such as Christmas or Easter, it is a special meal. Uganda remains in pretty restrictive lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To boost moral,…

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Managing the Crisis

The leaves are slowly changing color here in the US. There is a crispness in the air that signals a time when children are typically awaiting their class list and anticipating who their teacher will be for the next school term.  But as the entire world continues to battle COVID-19 and its widespread impact, the…

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