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From Acton to Africa

January 27, 2011 Newest article on Co-Founder Kelsey Young and ROWAN in the Antelope Valley Press, California. AVPress1 AVPress2
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Christmas, Main, News

Christmas Week with ROWAN

December 5-10,2010 CHRISTMAS PICTURES HERE Sports. Christmas cookies. Debate. Bible class. Christmas card making. Music. Drama. Annual Christmas celebration. Cake. Balloons. Gifts. This week was full of festive activities that the ROWAN community had never seen before! A volunteer team from Kampala joined Pastor Paul, Kelsey, Christine and ROWAN staff in celebrating Christmas in Mawanga. Two full days were spent with the children exposing them to a variety of new
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World AIDS Day, Dec 1

Campaigners from around the world came together on World AIDS Day, 1 December, to commemorate the theme of universal access and human rights. The 2010 Global Update on the AIDS Epidemic by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) suggests that significant progress has been made in advancing access to HIV prevention, treatment, support and care over the past ten years, but notes that human rights approaches are crucial
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Insights from Current ROWAN Intern

“This Internship is far beyond what I could have imagined or even asked for. It is my passion lived out. I find ROWAN to be in line with what Christ’s calling is for His people. “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27 This is
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Health Care, News

HIV status in Uganda: The Big Picture

From Daily Monitor Newspaper September 17, 2010 “Mr. James Kibanga, the coordinator of National Forum of People Living with HIV networks in Uganda, said there is no reason votes should be given to people who will not mind about their health. He said a successful battle against HIV/AIDS is best fought at the pinnacle of government through disbursing funds, commitment and leadership. ‘The 2010/2011 national budget was virtually silent on
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Clean Water Comes to Mawanga

Earlier this year, Mawanga entered into a season of crisis when the one water source which served 4,000 people suddenly broke down. With much prayer and research, ROWAN responded. Why? Because we knew that to the people who live in Mawanga, water is life, that clean water improves the livelihood of our women, children and community at large, and that we could help. So, on August 5th, a local crew
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African Child Day Celebration

Our wonderful ROWAN children had their first, star-studded performance on June 20th, 2010, in their very own village, Mawanga, Uganda, while participating in African Child’s Day, a day set aside to celebrate the priceless value of the African child and create awareness of children’s rights. The function began with an opening prayer by our very own founder, Rev. Paul Nyende, and then moved on to a demonstration march around the
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Awareness

CA LOVE ROWAN Event raised over $6,000!

LOVE ROWAN Event July 11, 2010 Acton, California With live music, food, handcrafted jewelery from ROWAN women and children, and celebration, supporters came together to hear about the happenings of ROWAN since January 2010. In a short 6 month period ROWAN had accomplished 10 major goals of the year! 1. Bought new land in Mawanga 2. Music, Drama and Dance Ministry began 3. Scholarships to 3 of the 5 secondary
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SG LOVE ROWAN Launch & VIDEO

LOVE ROWAN Singapore Launch June.2.2010 from ROWAN on Vimeo. The Singapore Launch Event was buzzing with African beats and laced with inspiration and celebration. Bringing people together from the healthcare sector, churches, artists, entrepreneurs, ministry partners, colleagues and friends, co-founder Kelsey Young shared the story of ROWAN through video, images, and jewelry made by the women and children. Besides Kelsey’s inspirational testimony of ROWAN’s history and future, Pastor Daniel Kisa,
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Health Care, News

Bringing Healthcare to the Hut

One major lesson ROWAN learned this past year is although schools and clinics may teach on issues such as AIDS, disease and general healthcare, these concepts do not translate into the individual home environment. There is a gap between knowledge and application. This month ROWAN volunteers Christopher, John, Aidah and Sam took the time to visit every ROWAN member’s household to teach about sanitation and hygiene. Some people may ask,
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Entrepreneurship, News, Project

Handcrafted Jewelry Reaches Singapore

The ROWAN office in Mawanga has become a bead-making machine after local artisan trainer empowered our women and children to make beads out of local paper and varnish them to create necklaces, bracelets and earrings for supporters outside of Africa. The recent shipment has arrived in Singapore and currently sold at our partnering cafes: Food For Thought Cafe 8 Queen Street www.foodforthought.com.sg Papa Palheta Specialty Coffee 140 Bukit Timah Road
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Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Surprise!

One typical Mawangan afternoon as the children were finishing school, they were invited to the ROWAN office for a ROWAN gathering. Little did they know they would receive a box full of gifts just for them. It was not Christmas, not their birthday, or even a holiday. These were simple reminders that someone somewhere was thinking of them. Gifts included things like toys, school supplies, toiletries and household items. Thank

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