Project #8025

Bring healthcare to 1,000+ Awake Uganda villagers

by Achon Uganda Children's Fund
Jan 13, 2012

Excitement in Awake Village - Medical Clinic Progress, Achon Run and Runner's World Hero Award

The fourth quarter of 2011 brought three major accomplishments for the Achon Uganda Children's Fund and the Kristina Clinic project:

1) Kristina Clinic construction neared completion in Awake Village as both the clinic and living quarters structures were completed with doors and  windows added. Kristina Clinic has become a local destination site as villagers come daily in numbers to marvel at the buildings - unmatched by any local structure. See the attached photo showing Kristina clinic buildings in the rear with Julius' Achon's father's home and kitchen in the foreground.

2) On November 5th, the Nike sponsored Julius Achon Run was held at Orum Primary School bringing 21 schools and 1,200 students together for a 5k run - the first of its kind in over 20 years. The attached photo shows former Uganda Olympic runner Julius running in a boys race. A crowd estimated at 3,000+ raced, watched and were all fed during the awards celebration. This race was step one in Julius' effort to resume sports in the region.

3) Runner's World Magazine, in its January 2012 issue, featured Julius Achon as it 2012 Hero - for his humanitarian work in Northern Uganda. Julius' efforts through the Achon Uganda Children's Fund are focused on improving health via Kristina Clinic, supporting the education of 35 local orphaned children and returning sports competition to the region.

Kristina Clinic construction will complete in Q1 with the focus now switching to staff recruitment, securing furnishings, supplies and medications and training. Kristina Clinic is targeted for opening in the 2nd quarter of 2012.

Thank you to the many Global Giving supporters whose funding has been the necessary catalyst for significant progress in 2011. From a grassy field in February to two beautiful new clinic structures at year end - we thank you for your help.



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Achon Uganda Children's Fund

Location: Portland, OR - USA
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Project Leader:
David Fee
Portland, OR United States

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