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Send a letter to your sponsored student!

June 27, 2022 |

We are excited to announce a small team will be heading to Uganda in support of Rock of Ages for the first time since 2019! We would love for you to take this opportunity to send your sponsored child some words of encouragement. The team will be able to take one #10 business size envelope (4.125…

A Letter from Betty Wasswa

May 26, 2022 |

I greet you in the name of our lord Jesus Christ and hope this finds you well as we continue serving and fulfilling the Lord’s work. Allow me to pass my sincere gratitude as I appreciate the support and sponsorship that you have given to Hands4Uganda for Rock of Ages School.  May the Lord richly…

Sewing Class

March 29, 2022 |

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!

Baking Class

March 14, 2022 |

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!

Skilling The Children

March 7, 2022 |

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…

A Solar Power Campus for ROA!

March 4, 2022 |

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…

New Desks

February 22, 2022 |

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…

ROA students are back in school!

February 8, 2022 |

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…

2021 Christmas Letter

December 1, 2021 |

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…

Above and Beyond

October 30, 2021 |

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…

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…