It began with a story…

It began with a story…

Over a year ago, I traveled to a rural village in Uganda to beta test an Android application program* to a classroom of 45 girls. Not one of the girls had ever held a technological device in their hands before. The beta test 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]