Christine's Story


Meet Christine. Christine is the gardener at Rock of Ages Community School (ROA). When you sponsor a student at ROA, your donation covers the student’s tuition which includes teacher and staff salaries, including Christine’s pay. Read this letter from ROA Founder and Director Betty Wasswa about how working at ROA has changed Christine’s life:

Hello ROA Family,

I hope you are all doing well in this Covid-19 pandemic. Here, we have seen the hand of God protect us.

This is Christine, our gardener, who we employed at the beginning of the school year. She is a single mom with five children who attend ROA.

We decided to hire her because she was so in need (of employment) and very committed to the school. Whenever we have been in need, she always says, “I have no money, but I can provide labor.”

Ever since she has been working for ROA she tells us that she can now pay rent and provide food to her family.

She is so grateful and works very hard from 2:30 am to 2:00 pm. Before, she was digging (gardening) for many people and sometimes they never paid her. She appreciates that since she has joined us at ROA she gets her payments and that has helped her and her family.

Thank you for being part of the story that is happening in Uganda, caring for our students, enabling change for their families and our community.

Betty Wasswa, Founder and Director ROA

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