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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.

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Locusts Invade Uganda

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Endangered Mountain Gorilla of Uganda

As ROWAN is in Uganda, we thought it would be helpful for our readers if we shared a bit more about this amazing country. This is an amazingly diverse land with a huge variety of animal & plant life to learn about. Perhaps Uganda’s most famous resident is the critically

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Exciting Agriculture Update!

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As ROWAN is in Uganda, we thought it would be interesting to share some of the local Ugandan customs with our readers. This is an amazingly diverse country, from tribes to wildlife it has a great deal to offer those lucky enough to visit.

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Jambo! International Mother Language Day

This week, on February 21, it is INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY. This day was approved by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) General Conference and has been celebrated GLOBALLY since 2000, for twenty

“Understanding why and how languages differ tells about the range of what is human,”

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