Sewing Class

Sewing is a very useful skill for people of all ages! We have been posting about “Skilling The Children”, which are Saturday afternoon classes where students come to Rock of Age Campus in order to explore a variety of skills. Sewing is an area of growing interest amongst male and female students!

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Baking Class

Last week we shared what Teacher Betty lovingly calls “Skilling the Children”. Today, on pi day, we are excited to have more pictures from the baking class! While pie is not a very common dish in Uganda, students learned how to make banana muffins, daddies, half cakes, and chapati!

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Skilling The Children

While ROA exists to provide a formal education and support for students, life skills are something that we strive to provide for children of all ages! Each weekend Betty and a rotation of teachers participate in what they call “Skilling the Children”. Students are welcomed to campus on Saturday afternoons to practice a variety of…

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A Solar Power Campus for ROA!

We have BIG NEWS! Rock of Ages Community School now runs on SOLAR POWER! Last year a very generous donor approached us about the possibility of providing a solar power system for ROA. With his professional skills as an engineer, he worked closely with our Ugandan team and a nearby solar business to create a…

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New Desks

Due to age, humidity/uncontrolled climate within the school building, and for sitting open for so long without students in their seats many classroom desks became cracked and damaged. Many preparations were made by faculty and staff for students to return to ROA following the COVID-19 closure and it quickly became apparent that desks needed to…

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ROA students are back in school!

Our students are back in school! Thank you for your continued support over these past two years! This article gives a really good perspective of what has happened to many students in Uganda due to the pandemic and gives us reason to give thanks for what our organization has been able to do for the…

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2021 Christmas Letter

To our dear Sponsors, Donors, and Supporters,  Greetings to you in the name of Christ! We hope this letter finds you well and enjoying the holiday season. 2021 brought many challenges, triumphs, and immense hope to Hands4Uganda (H4U) and Rock of Ages School (ROA)!  By March of this year, many classes resumed but a sudden…

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Above and Beyond

In September the Ugandan President announced that students would not be returning to school until January of 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the US, Google Classroom has provided a platform for virtual communications between teachers and students, allowing for continued learning despite “in-person” limitations. However, in Mbiko Uganda where electricity is unreliable (and…

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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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