The doors of the first Bless a Child Foundation Home were opened in March 2010 in Kampala. The home was opened in response to the need for accommodation for the children who are undergoing treatment for cancer at the main referral hospital in the capital city Kampala. Each child is admitted to the home together with a care-giver. The people admitted to the homes usually come from far away and they have nowhere to live in the city.
The BCF Homes provides a safe, clean, and hygienic environment where the children and their care-givers receive accommodation services, a comfortable bed to sleep in, daily nutritious meals, physical care, play therapy, and recreational facilities. All these services are provided to the children and their care-givers at no cost. The BCF Homes lighten the burden of cancer on families of paediatric patients, especially those who come from the rural areas of Uganda and those that come from outside of the country.
The BCF Homes have become a home away from home for children and their care-givers who live far from the treatment facilities by minimizing the costs of transportation to and from upcountry during out-patient treatment cycles.
The Homes also reduce on the cases of treatment abandonment or missing and treatment appointments doctors’ reviews.
For advanced and long-term cases, we work alongside other partner organisations that provide comprehensive palliative care services. These critical partnerships enable us to provide holistic support to children with cancer in Uganda.
In 2015, we opened a second care home in Gulu district in Northern Uganda, 200 miles from the capital city Kampala. The home cares for families seeking cancer treatment from the two largest hospitals in the district, Lacor Hospital and Gulu Regional referral hospital.
Tour the Kampala home
Tel: +256 392 001853
Turn by turn directions
From the city centre go towards Makerere University’s main campus.
Go past the university main gate on Makerere Hill Rd. towards Sir Apollo Kaggwa Rd.
Turn right on Sir Apollo Kaggwa Rd. go past the Shell Petrol station on your right.
On the left, Bless a Child Foundation will be the the black gate with the large red sign next to it, on an orange wall.
Off the Northern Bypass highway, take the Bombo Rd./Sir Apollo Kaggwa exit.
Take Sir Apollo Kaggwa Rd. past the large MBI sign on your left.
Just past the DFCU Bank on the left, look right and you’ll see the black Bless a Child Foundation gate and a large red sign next to it on the orange wall.
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Bless a Child Gulu
Tel: +256 392 001854 / +256 778 349127
From town, take Acholi Rd. straight past Pece Staium and take a right.
Behind Pece Stadium is an SOS Dispensary at the first corner, take a left to SOS Kindergarten.
Opposite the kindergarten at the black gate with the red sign is Bless a Child Foundation.