Helping build education & training centers.
What We Do
We make education a top priority. ROWAN ensures that each orphan & widow who desires access to education will be assisted in that pursuit, helping them become fulfilled, active members of their communities.
Increasing Educational Opportunities:
- Secondary school scholarships ensure that ROWAN orphans can attend school. Photos Here
- Offering tutoring for Primary students needing assistance for exams.
- School supplies. This program ensures that the children have the supplies they need for school.
- The drama program & ROWAN children’s choir is available to help children express themselves & to spread the truth about God. Music is also used to inform people about the effects of AIDS & to help children tell their own stories.
- Literacy training empowers women by giving them the ability to read, write & study the Bible independently. Classes run three times a week at the ROWAN office.
- Mentor training is required for all ROWAN caregivers, enabling them to build loving, strong & healthy relationships with the children they have under their care.
- Adult Literacy Education – See photos here.
Secondary School of HOPE
- ROWAN is dreaming of building a secondary school/vocational training center in the village of Mawanga. Click here to read more
Sub-Saharan Africa Facts
Education reduces poverty. Studies show that each year of schooling increases a person’s earnings by an average of about 10%. This is true worldwide.
Illiteracy is Africa’s most virulent disease. This is the only region in the world where poverty has increased in the past 25 years. Primary school enrollment is among the lowest in the world. Approximately 33 million primary school-aged children do not go to school, & 18 million of these are girls. Only two-thirds of children who start primary school reach the final grade. There is an average of 40 students per teacher in rural communities. Further, the incidence of AIDS decreases in villages that have primary schools.
The educational system in Uganda begins with seven years of primary education, followed by six years of secondary education (divided into four years of lower secondary & two years of upper secondary) & three to five years of post-secondary education.
In 1997 free primary education was made available to up to four children per family. However, the average ratio of students to teachers in Uganda is 50:1.
A child who quits attending school is three times more likely to be HIV positive later in life than a child who completes basic education.
Although 9,000 to 12,000 students per year are qualified to go on to higher education, only 25 percent of them are able to find places at the limited number of institutions.