Rock of Joy
Uganda Adult Mission
26 May – 11 June 2016
Education: a team of teaching staff working in ROJ Primary Schools focussed on helping schools with their provision for children with special needs. We will be supporting early reading and developing basic computing skills.
Medical: this team includes an optician providing eye tests and reading glasses; also members reinforcing oral hygiene and menstrual health lessons given by the Youth Mission last year and providing toothbrushes.
Community: a team to respond to practical needs in schools which may include erecting/repairing fences, planting an orchard, and painting, as well as continuing to build community relations, visit people in their homes and putting up mosquito nets.
Rock of Joy Schools
Lungujja – Established by Pastor Stephen Klmbowe and his church for children who cannot afford to pay the normal school fees.
Masaka – situated about 3 hours from Kampala and set up by Fred Ssendi to serve a poor rural community. We have set up a 100 bedded boarding house for children in the greatest need. There is a nursery and primary school and a 50 acre farm to teach agriculture and provide income.
Antioch – We now have a wonderful permanent new site for ROJ Antioch school 300 yards from the original site. It already has one excellent building with 5 class rooms and foundation for a second. There is one big area at the bottom of the plot which we are keen to develop for a poultry project and vocational training
as we move towards self sufficiency.
YF Uganda 2015
YF Uganda 2015 was the fifth biennial trip organised by Heswall Youth Fellowship. There were twenty seven 16—18 year olds with six leaders and a separate medical team. Following the well established pattern of previous trips, the team are split into 4 groups, three groups work in schools associated with the Rock of Joy Trust and one medical team goes to treat people in remote villages where there is no medical care available.
Uganda Adult Mission February 2014
The adult team spent two weeks in Uganda with Fred and Pastor Stephen Ssonko – one week working with Fred in his two schools and one week with Pastor Stephen at his school in Antioch.
The group was roughly divided into three areas: teachers, working alongside the Ugandan teachers showing them some of the different ways in which we teach children to read and write – quite a challenge for the English teachers! Others organised children’s craft activities and songs, based around Bible stories so that the Ugandan teachers could leave their classes to work with our teaching team. The community team painted walls and helped to erect fencing around Lady Grace School. Jacky preached on both Sundays and some week days as well.