Achon Uganda Children's Fund

Mission The Achon Uganda Children's Fund (AUCF) was established in 2007 by two-time Olympic runner Julius Achon in response to the dire situation faced by the residents of his home village, Awake, in Otuke District in Northern Uganda. Ravaged by the brutal Lord's Resistance Army during Uganda's two-decade civil war, the region's residents are rebuilding their lives and community - facing inadequate healthcare and education, and many children have been left without family. AUCF is committed to helping the community rebuild through improved health care and education, access to the life-enriching benefits of exercise and sport and overall self-sufficiency.
Feb 1, 2017

January 2017 - Expanded Services & More Patients

At AUCF, we've found that expanding the services we offer attracts more patients. And treating as many people as possible is one of our primary goals. For this reason, we've expanded our services related to maternity care and HIV/AIDS counseling. Our patient count has increased significantly over the past 4 months, in part because of these new services.

In 2017, we will continue to expand the services we offer for Maternity Care and HIV/AIDS treatment. This requires a financial investment, in order to hire and train dedicated staff and purchase the necessary equipment. Thank you for your help in making these investments.

Nov 10, 2016

Expanding HIV/AIDS Services and Reach

Next week our Executive Director, Angela Fee, and her son David, the Director of Operations (and author of this report) will travel to Awake in Northern Uganda. During our travels, we will meet several new staff members. We will work with a group from Nike--also traveling from Portland, OR--to host a cross country running meet for children. And, we will be working with the AUCF team to expand our HIV/AIDS services. We have offered basic diagnostic testing for several years. But beyond this, our services stop. Their is still a strong need in the region for ongoing HIV/AIDS treatment. We don't like to send patients away to another clinic--often over a 5 mile walk. 

With your support, we will be able to expand the depth and breadth of our HIV/AIDS care, and service a wider population.

Thank you!

David

Aug 16, 2016

Achon Uganda Children's Fund - August 2016

Family awaiting free immunization
Family awaiting free immunization

It's been a very productive few months at Kristina Health Clinic. We've increased the size of the staff, in order to provide improved services for childbirth and young families. In addition, we're offering improved immunization services (as pictured below). The need for our ambulance services is increasing as word gets out that it's available to transport patients to our clinic, or to the hospital in Lira (40km away) for more serious situations. 

Julius Achon is traveling to the US this week to promote a new book, The Boy Who Runs, written by John Brant and published by Random House. This book will help bring awareness to the serious situation in Northern Uganda, and to Julius' incredible story. 

Links:

 
   

donate now:

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $10
    (USD)
    give
  • $25
    (USD)
    give
  • $50
    (USD)
    give
  • $150
    (USD)
    give
  • $250
    (USD)
    give
  • $350
    (USD)
    give
  • $1,500
    (USD)
    give
  • $10
    each month

    (USD)
    give
  • $25
    each month

    (USD)
    give
  • $50
    each month

    (USD)
    give
  • $150
    each month

    (USD)
    give
  • $250
    each month

    (USD)
    give
  • $350
    each month

    (USD)
    give
  • $1,500
    each month

    (USD)
    give
  • $
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Reviews of Achon Uganda Children's Fund

Great Nonprofits
Read and write reviews about Achon Uganda Children's Fund on GreatNonProfits.org.
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.