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.
Sep 1, 2015

More volunteers on the ground in Awake, N. Uganda

If there's one thing we've learned in the eight years that we've been operating Achon Uganda Children's Fund, it's that it is difficult to operate an effective organization--and in particular, a health clinic--from over ten thousand miles away. We now know that we must be present, as frequently as possible, if we want to make the progress, and the difference, that we aspire to make.

This year, we've had more volunteers on the ground in the villiage of Awake in N. Uganda than any year before. One person in particular spent months at our clinic, providing support, education, and helping to allocate the funds that we collect. In November, and then again in December, we have two large groups making the trip to offer their support.  

In hte past few months, we've seen our patient count increase as the rainy season arrives. Also, we're almost complete with the central water collection and distribution system, which will bring fresh water to each part of the clinic. This is critical to providing clean and effective care.

Thank you!

Jun 4, 2015

Bringing water to the clinic

The first action that the Achon Uganda Children's Fund took in the village of Awake in Northern Uganda was to drill two wells, in order to bring fresh water to the village. This has significantly improved both hygiene and quality of life. However, we do not yet have clean running water in the health clinic; we've been transporting water into the clinic via large containers that are filled at the wells. We're working now to change this. Attached is a diagram of the new water system.

Over the next two months, we will construct a water catchment system, a water tower, and a pump. This will allow us to further increase hygiene and quality of care. 

Thanks for your help in making this possible!


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Mar 10, 2015

March 2015 Report

The past few months have been busy for Achon Uganda Children's Fund, and our health clinic in Northern Uganda, Kristina Health Clinic. 

With the dry season upon us, the rate of patients has increased. Thankfully, through generous donations, we're able to supply medication to those who cannot afford the patient fees.  Thanks to Rotary International, we have also received furnishings for our new patient ward. Now our patients have a safe place to recover from treatment, rather than being sent aware after care.

We're now working to build a central water system, connected to both a rain water catchment system and well. This will improve our ability to maintain a clean and safe environment. 

The new ambulance has already transported dozens of patients to our clinic, and to the Lira hospital about 45 minutes away. The support of donors helps make this program possible.

Thank you!

The AUCF Team

 
   

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