Supporting ROTOM during COVID-19 Pandemic

Welcome to ROTOM Canada!

On behalf of the older persons and children we serve and on behalf of the ROTOM Canada team, I write to you today to thank you very much for your faithful and unfailing support. Our ROTOM teams in Uganda are able to be a source of provision, hope and encouragement for hundreds of older persons and children in their care in Uganda and Ethiopia during these difficult times.

We all know that the coronavirus – COVID 19 outbreak has brought fear all around us but the faithful staff and volunteers of ROTOM have been a beacon of love and hope. You can track confirmed cases in Uganda here.
I want to assure you that our dedicated teams are doing everything possible to reach out to ROTOM’s seniors and their families with emotional, spiritual and physical support in this time of great crisis. The actual ministry and interventions are adjusted to current restrictions, precautions and needs. For example, as the fellowship meals at our centres are currently not possible, we are providing emergency food supplies to homes as well as ongoing education and supplies for vigorous hand-washing.

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Thank you for support and faith during these trying times. We ask that you continue to pray for our friends in ROTOM Uganda.

Blessings,
Susan J. Elliott
Chair/CEO, ROTOM Canada

Do you want to learn more about the issues facing many of the countries in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic? Check out this great interview of Stephen Lewis by the CBC.

Welcome to ROTOM Canada!

Reach One Touch One Ministries (ROTOM) is a non-denominational Christian organization reaching out to older persons and children in their care. It was started in Uganda in 2003 and has grown to become one of the most effective mission organizations supporting older persons in Uganda and Ethiopia.

The need to support older persons and their dependents in Africa is great. The number of people aged 60 and above in Africa is growing. It was estimated at 64.5M in 2015 and is expected to grow at 3.3% from 2015-2050. Therefore, the population of older persons expected to be 103M in 2030 and 205M in 2050.

Unfortunately, this growth in number, is not being matched with growth in support and care. Instead, older persons continue to be the most vulnerable people group on the continent.