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2020 School Year Update

November 2, 2020 |

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…

Building Update

October 13, 2020 |

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…

Christmas in September

September 24, 2020 |

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,…

Managing the Crisis

August 27, 2020 |

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…

Funding Needs for Facility Completion

August 27, 2020 |

First came the foundation then the framing and finally the brick was laid and finished with plaster. If you’ve been following our construction progress you’ve seen the smiling faces of the students as they started school in the new Rock of Ages (ROA) facility in February. Though the students were sent home shortly after the…

Christine’s Story

August 9, 2020 |

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…

God’s Going to Mess with You!

July 22, 2020 |

Ordinary People Making Extraordinary Differences. A successful educational director ventures on an unexpected life-changing journey, not once but twice. When Gabe Flicker, now retired director of a Grace Lutheran School in Pocatello, ID attended an informational meeting about a short-term mission trip as a favor for a friend, he never imagined he would walk away…

Keep Our Students in Your Prayers

June 29, 2020 |

As schools remain closed under the direction of the Uganda president we ask for continued prayers for the students of Rock of Ages School. “Just keep our students in your prayers because some of them are more safe when they are in school,” pleads Betty Wasswa, Founder and Director of ROA. It is estimated that…

The Dual Joy of Sponsorship

June 22, 2020 |

“Thank you for everything you have done since you came into my life. I am so grateful. May the Lord give you whatever you want in life and may He give you everlasting life.  You are like a parent to me. You mean everything. If it wasn’t for you, I don’t know what I would…

COVID-19 Update from Uganda

May 15, 2020 |

Still under stay at home orders, our students and their families await the next announcement from the President about changes to the policy. In the mean time, your donations have made it possible for us to assist with milk and eggs being distributed to students and their families each week. Thank you!

Did You Know: Water

October 5, 2018 |

Audrey Hepburn, an actress and humanitarian who spent much of her life helping underprivileged children across the globe once stated…

Did You Know: Food

June 1, 2018 |

Food is a key component of culture and health and a great way to explore and connect with different societies.…

Did You Know: Education

May 10, 2018 |

We are excited to bring you the first edition of “Did You Know” where we will provide on-going, in depth…