Empowering PWDs with Healthcare Knowledge

Empowering PWDs with Healthcare Knowledge

Rose Academies-Uganda and OJ Disability Care Foundation join forces to improve the health and welfare of Soroti’s large population of persons with disabilities. Soroti, Uganda, November 3, 2020: Rose Academies – Uganda announced today that they have entered into a joint partnership with OJ Disability Care Foundation, signifying a major step forward in bringing an educational program promoting good health and nutrition for persons with disabilities (PWDs) into the Soroti District of Uganda. Founded in […]

Fellowship Program dedicated to Saving Lives

Fellowship Program dedicated to Saving Lives

Revolutionary approach to healthcare education is set to tackle high infant mortality rates. Wakiso, Uganda, August 20, 2020: Rose Academies – Uganda announced the launch of a unique fellowship program that will bring healthcare education using state-of-the-art technology into rural communities that lack internet access.    Every year millions of infants die before they reach 28 days of life, primarily from preventable causes. Rose Uganda Fellowship Program was specifically developed to address this and other […]

Saving Lives with Education

Saving Lives with Education

Rose Uganda Fellows are set to help curb the increasing number of infants’ deaths with our revolutionary and comprehensive neonatal healthcare program. Kanungu, Uganda, September 14, 2020: Rose Academies – Uganda today announced the signing of an agreement with the District Health Offices in Kanungu to provide pregnant women and new mothers with our comprehensive healthcare program. Our objectives are to reduce the high number of neonatal deaths that are currently taking a Ugandan infant’s […]

It began with a story…

It began with a story…

Over 2 years ago, a visit to a rural village in Uganda to beta test a reproductive health program, set the foundation to Rose Academies’ healthcare education program. The beta testing of an application program was a complete success. Why? Because the application program was easy to navigate and featured simple graphics and vocabulary that was easy to understand. *Hedhi Help is a sexual development application program that was developed by Santa Clara University’s Frugal Innovation Hub. As […]

Don’t be fooled! Get the Facts!

Don’t be fooled! Get the Facts!

Editorial In today’s global pandemic, myths, mistruths and misinformation are running rampant. People around the world are frightened and are desperate for information about COVID19 and what it means to their loved ones and themselves. The truth is we are all afraid. This pandemic is something that none of us has ever experienced in our lives, and hopefully will never see again. At Rose Academies, we believe in the empowerment of knowledge. Not mistruths. Not […]

Removing All Doubts

Removing All Doubts

People often ask me “what was the most memorable moment during your last trip to Africa?”   Without a doubt, I will forever remember when a Deaf teenage girl, who was severely scarred on half of her head, knelt down before me in gratitude to receive two of our volunteer made, washable sanitary pads. We all have experienced those moments when we doubt that we are traveling on the right path.  Mine came to me […]

Keeping Girls in School Every day. Period.

Keeping Girls in School Every day. Period.

February 25, 2016 In January our package finally arrived – a bit tattered but in one piece. Excitement filled the air as the girls waited impatiently to see the contents of this mysterious package from America. The girls squealed with delight as their teacher, Parchibell Feka, opened the box to reveal over a dozen dignity kits containing washable sanitary pads, panties, and a bar of soap. While Ms. Feka was distributing the pads, one of the boys in the class stated that he […]

The Forgotten

The Forgotten

Her name is Dorika and she is 6. When Dorika’s mother was 3 months pregnant, Congolese rebels raped her and then raped her again when she was 8 months along. Forced to flee into Uganda, she delivered little Dorika in the jungle and was on the run for several months.  By the time Dorika received medical attention she was 5 months old. Today, Dorika suffers from brain damage as a result of the trauma, cries […]

A new beginning

A new beginning

Meet Nairah. She is a 25 year old single mother of a 2 year old little boy. She was married previously to an abusive man who denied her the opportunity to continue her education after form 6 despite having earned a scholarship that would pay for her classes. She earns a meager income by selling fried potato chips on the roadside to care for her child and herself. Nairah is one of the women taking […]

Tell a story and save a life

Tell a story and save a life

Children are dying for lack of healthcare knowledge Over 2.9 million Sub Saharan children die every year before they reach the age of 5. Thirty-six percent of those deaths were a result of pneumonia, malaria and diarrhea which could have been prevented. Most rural villagers have little or no education, are illiterate and have limited knowledge about diseases. Based upon our success with Hedhi Help, we chose to implement the same approach in creating disease […]