The Amahoro Children and Community Team (ACCT) is a registered non-profit service organization based in Oregon in the US, which supports children’s homes, community projects and medical care in Uganda. ACCT was founded in order to more effectively support the Amahoro Children’s Homes. Checkout the website for ACCT here, or continue reading below for more information: https://acctuganda.org/
Since 2009 members of a service group from Southern Oregon have been going each year to Uganda to serve, love, and learn. The group was founded by pastor David Rapp from the Waters Edge Community Church, in Medford Oregon. David Rapp runs Hope at the Edge, an organization that holds trips for high school students, college students and adults to learn and serve in Uganda. ACCT formed as a branching out from Hope at the Edge. ACCT continues to work in close collaboration with Hope at the Edge. ACCT will focus on supporting the homes and providing medical care and relief projects such as those in Kisenyi slum. ACCT also partners with Caleb Rukundo and the Amahoro Children’s Homes. We are devoted to providing locally lead solutions focused on the peoples most pressing needs. Through sponsorships we provide education to hundreds of children.
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Each year we take a team of doctors, teachers, nurses, students and others to Uganda to build relationships and provide service. In addition to providing nurturing homes and education our team focuses on improving health, and we hold free medical clinics for the children and the surrounding communities and we have treated hundreds of patients. We love each and every child no matter what their ability, circumstance or disability.
If you are interested in becoming part of the team and travelling to Uganda, please contact us. Everyone has something to offer.
The dates for the 2017 ACCT trip will be June 30th through July 15th. Please contact us (email@example.com) if you are interested!
Medical Clinics are an important part of our service trips. We hold free field clinics at each of the three homes that we work with. These clinics are open to the surrounding communities and many community members show up. We are hoping to continue expanding and improving our medical clinics. One of our future goals is to bring a portable ultrasound with us, however we need to fundraise in order to obtain the machine.
Sponsorships for Education
Education in Uganda is not free for all. Even at public schools students have to pay for their uniforms, supplies, lunches, etc. However, education is crucially important for children trying to build a bright future for themselves. In order for the children at the homes to attend school, we provide educational sponsorships. Sponsorships are $250 a year per child, which includes school fees at a private school, uniform, supplies and a meal at school. Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring a child.
The Buwala Home
The Buwala Home is a home for orphans and vulnerable children, located outside of Jinja, Uganda. The home is run by a friend of Caleb Rukundo’s, Paul Bogere, and his wife Rose. Read More
ACCT also holds fundraisers, including our annual dinner auction. The 2017 ACCT Dinner Auction will be held on April 21st at Twin Creeks in Central Point, Oregon. This is a great event with a wide array of wonderful items, good food, and good company. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to buy tickets.
If you are making a check out to the Amahoro Children’s Homes or the Buwala home, make the check out to The Amahoro Children and Community Team. Note that Hope at the Edge is a separate organization and ACCT will no longer be able to accept checks addressed to Hope at the Edge.
We are excited to be raising money for the Mirembe Babies Home. Click Here to read more about the Mirembe Babies home. Or, visit our GoFundMe page to learn more and to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/mirembes-babies-home-acct-uganda
Each year when the ACCT group goes to Uganda, we write a blog about our experiences. If you want to learn more about the service trip, check out our blog: https://justiceventureafrica.wordpress.com/
We work with Days for Girls, an organization that makes reusable feminine hygiene kits. We distribute these kits at the three children’s homes we work with and teach the girls about women’s health. Having feminine hygiene kits allows girls to not miss school because of their period. Visit the Days for Girls website to learn more: http://www.daysforgirls.org/
Dress a Girl is an organization that sews dresses for girls around the world in order to show girls that they are worthy of respect, and that they are loved. We bring many dresses sewn by Dress a Girl to the homes in Uganda and the dresses are well loved. Visit the Dress a Girl website to learn more: