Grandparents Action Support (GAS)

This program gave grandparents the capacity to care for orphaned and other vulnerable children through trainings, Action Support Groups and grants. The project ran ECD Centers which provided education and health care to the children from pre-school through primary six. AFC ran over 38 ECD centres in 6 districts. Over the years, most of them were handed over to the members of the communities who had been trained in ECD. AFC maintained only 3.

Family Preservation (FAP) and The Moses Project

The Moses Project was an international adoption pilot project in which AFC worked with the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development, the Courts and Holt International Adoption Agency. The project worked to ensure Ugandan children grew up with loving families. Over 20 children were placed in loving caring adoption families and these children are still being supervised. A number of them return to their homeland to see where they came from. Quarterly reports and photographs are submitted through Holt Uganda as a way of supervision and monitoring the children’s well being. However, due to confusion beyond us that erupted of the negative practice of child trafficking by scrupulous wrong agents both nationally and internationally, we closed the programme.

Micro Enterprise Development Initiative (MEDI)

By working to reduce poverty in vulnerable households, AFC worked to reduce the root causes of child abuse and neglect. MEDI offered micro-finance loans for families to start and expand income generating activities. The program had a unique attention towards households that cared for children and women made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. This was in Masindi, Kampala, Mbale, Gulu, Alebtong and Apac districts.

Community Nursing Services (CHINS) & Child Counseling and Care

Through six intervention areas, FAP confronted causes of child morbidity and mortality. Trained caregivers would teach mothers and community members about infant and child care. Further, AFC equipped community clinics with trained nurses. AFC also supported communities with counselors available for talking. AFC operated health centres or clinics where families received treatment in areas of Masindi, Kabale, Kanungu, Kole and Masulita which had a fully fledged health centre with trained nurses and midwife.

Community Based HIV/AIDS Project (CBHA)

The Community Based HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support Services Project was implemented in the Lango and Kigezi sub-regions. It was implemented as a joint initiative with Reproductive Health Uganda and Capacity Systems Link with Action for Children as the lead partner; the intervention targeted OVCs in families living in households with HIV/AIDS. It was funded by USAID under PEPFAR component of promoting Universal Access to HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support services. Over 10,000 children (OVCs) were supported in five years.

Children’s Brigades (CHIBS) under CBHA

Through weekly meetings children between the ages of eight and twenty-four were trained in practical life skills as they learned about child rights, sexual health, prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STDs. They were encouraged and empowered through peer-to-peer counseling and competitions.

Community Based Child Protection Initiative (CBCPI)

The project focused on strengthening community initiatives to promote child protection in two parishes of Kyanja and Kiwatule in Nakawa division with three Child Protection Committees (CPCs). It focused on community capacity building, informal and formal government structures to improve child protection. The community based CPCs consist of a police officer, health officer, Education officer and three(3) other members making a total number of 9 members. It was funded by OAK Foundation.

Strengthening Community Response to OVC (CORO)

This CORDAID funded project was implemented in 4 parishes of Aromo Sub County in Northern Uganda and supported 2,000 children in 400 families with specific core programme areas like food security, water, hygiene and sanitation; child protection, Economic empowerment, Health, Education and career and shelter. Using the FAP approach to family preservation, AFC caused positive impact in improving the livelihood of the children, encouraged parents to care for their children as well as ensure increased enrollment of children in school and support retention thus reducing the dropout rate.

Currently, AFC focuses on training and education in which the organisation runs Early Childhood Development centres (ECD), a primary and secondary school with vocational component. Under community training, AFC runs the School of Parenting and Childcare that trains parents, house helps and ECD teachers in childcare. Other programmes include Family Preservation and Child Protection.