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 over 262.5 million children from pre-primary and secondary school are currently out of school because of COVID-19 closures, which translates to approximately 21.5% of the total population in Africa. For many poor and vulnerable children in Africa, schools are not only a place for learning but also a safe space from violence and exploitation. It is also where they have a nutritious meal (sometimes the only meal for the day). Source: Save the Children. Read more about how the COVID-19 pandemic is jeopardizing Africa’s children.