When you say “yes” to supporting education, you say yes to:

Support for orphans in Uganda


  1. Providing uniforms, books and exam fees for primary level children (elementary age).
  2. Scholarships for secondary students (high school age). This helps supplement the sponsorship funds for boarding school.
  3. Special gifts for children as they graduate their higher level education. Robert got a plumbing tool set and Mariam got a camera for her news reporting!

Rowan supports education in Uganda

Widows and Widowers:

  1. Providing literacy training that empowers widows/widowers (who never had the chance to go to school) by giving them the ability to read, write & study the Bible independently
Rowan Education in Action
Because Edith learned math skills in literacy class, she started selling gasoline. She is now the #1 stop for taxis and motorcycles in Mawanga!

Why should you invest in education?

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.

Uganda Facts

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.

More Education Stories

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Education, News

ROWAN Stories Take Center Stage

No matter what tribe or tongue, drama is a timeless universal language. A language through which stories come to life, culture is preserved and information on issues like AIDS, can spread. Local drama director, Mugoya Muzamiru, has started to train our ROWAN youth how to use drama as a form

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Let's Make Cents Campaign Launch!

ROWAN has officially launched our newest Campaign called “Let’s Make Cents!” This progam was created by ROWAN interns as a way to get

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Savings & Loans
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Savings & Loans Groups Take Off !

ROWAN has created a Savings and Loans Association for local community members to learn how to save and empower their families! Training came from Care International in Uganda.

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Celebrate International Youth Day!

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Youth Leading Sustainability is the theme of International Youth Day 2016!

This year, ‪#‎YouthDay‬ focuses on the

Awareness, Education, Main, News

#OrangeDay — What's it all about?

The 25th of every month is #orange day — promoting awareness and prevention of violence against women and girls.

Action Plan for Orange Day, 25 August 2016: Safe and secure working environments for women and girls

Awareness, Education, Main, Project

You, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and a School Bus

This sounds like the beginning of an absurd joke; instead, it’s the genesis of a dream—and you’re invited to join!

Activate your imagination for a moment:


education Education & Training
Will you help make quality education possible?

entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship
Empowering Communities Toward Self-Reliance.

medical assistance Medical Assistance
ROWAN works closely with the health care facilities in the region to improve healthcare in the community

savings group           Savings and Loans Association
ROWAN in Action

savings group Urgent Need
We deliver emergency services as required across the community.