Expanding To Education
Education program was introduced at the onset of the organization with only catch up classes run for children in admission. The class enables children who have to drop out for 3-6 months while undergoing rehabilitation to continue with school and children who have not started school leave the rehabilitation centre understanding what happens in school and all continue with school after reunion. In 2012, education sponsorship started with 02 children in boarding secondary school and majority of the children in community primary schools. With no impact on education at community level due to many challenges facing the children e.g. long distance to school, stigma and discrimination, boarding school enrolment was fully introduced in 2013. Vocational skills training too came in same year.
Who We Help
In terms of scope, AFU started working in three sub counties of Ogur, Agweng and Aromo all in the then Lira district. Today AFU has covered Barr, Amach, Apala, Aloi, Agali, Adekokwok and many others coming as walk ins from different parts of the sub region. AFU was able to expand to Alebtong district in 2013. Currently AFU has also extended its services to Dokolo district as well.
AFU currently reaches children with physical disability (CWDs), parents/households of the children, teachers through training in inclusive education, District and Sub county Local government stakeholders and the general community.