…it wants you to give the gift of IMPACT. If you’re like most of us, each year while shopping for Christmas gifts you might catch yourself thinking, “This is great. But it’s all just… stuff.” Relatable? Well, you don’t have to feel that way today. Reports divulge that on Cyber Monday in 2018, Americans spent $7.9 billion. On stuff. We’re still waiting to see what the numbers are this year,
We just received heartbreaking news that Tikabula Kafuko passed away yesterday at 86-and-a-half years old. She will be remembered as a world-changer who had twice as much spunk and life in her than most people have at 25. Tikabula dearly loved to dance, was known to speak boldly, and (as Pastor Paul says) you could always count on her to “make funs” (make jokes). She played an integral part
The International Day of the Girl was last week, but we still want you to meet some of our neat young ladies! Meet Mariam: She recently finished higher education. With a heart for her nation and especially the women there, she determined to study mass communication and journalism. Her dream is to speak up for women’s rights by documenting stories in Uganda so that each coming generation is one
When our son, Jake, was at Dartmouth College, he spent part of a summer working with ROWAN in Uganda. Read more about that here! As a result, we began our first sponsor relationship with a young man named Mugabi Cyrus. Jake met Cyrus in the village and said Cyrus was a strong and eager participant in the leadership training sessions. As we prayed about someone to sponsor, God spoke swiftly and
ROWAN would like to share with you some breaking news from Uganda. The Ugandan government is tightening up their demands and requirements on NGO’s (non-governmental organizations that are nonprofit). There have been too many briefcase NGO’s (fraudulent nonprofit organizations set up only to obtain money from donors but having no programs on the ground) in the country, so the government is making every NGO, including ours, go through complex hoops to
It doesn’t matter if you are from the west and have never been to Africa. It doesn’t matter if you are from Africa and have never been to a western country. Our circumstances may be vastly different but our capacity to grieve and care for one another are human capacities. Will you let me introduce you to Daniel Okola? The ROWAN team met Daniel less than than four months ago when
That’s right, we are putting all our eggs into the goat basket. Ingredients for our current goat farm: * 200-250 goats (3-5 male goats, rest female) * 17 acres * goat house * Managers House with full time manager * office and part time room * grass and water * fencing * laptop for financial tracking *local market to sell goats What reward will ROWAN receive in return? * Every
Obviously the big day is long gone for this year. However, we hope you will all agree that these photos are too cute not to keep to ourselves. As part of our flashback theme, lets go back to 2011 & see images of some of the happiest little faces (& some big) on Day of the African Child 2011.
Obviously the big day is long past this year. But we hope you will all agree that these shots are cute enough to appreciate every day. As part of our fab flashback theme, lets go back to 2011 & see images of some of the happiest little faces (& some big) on Day of the African Child 2011.
Our summer team had the privilege of visiting many homes this last May and got to hug, hold and love on many different children and families. Many families in Eastern Uganda have taken in other children because of loved ones who have passed away. A home might contain grandparents who have become parents to their grandchildren, aunts and uncles who have taken in their nieces and nephews after parents have