Did You Know

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…

New Beginnings- A Letter from the Board Chair

October 5, 2021 |

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…

Aquaponics at Rock of Ages Community School

October 5, 2021 |

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…

Multipurpose Building

August 11, 2021 |

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…

July 2021 Newsletter

July 15, 2021 |

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A Note From Betty

June 29, 2021 |

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…

End of Year Thanks ft. a note from Betty Wasswa

January 4, 2021 |

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!…

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…

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…