Akiba home (Kampala)
Mikisa home (Kampala)
Grace home (Mbarara)
83 Andy St. Madison NJ 78002
The doors of the first Bless a Child Foundation Home (Akiba) 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.
We recently opened a second care home (Grace) in Mbarara district, 268 kilometers from the capital city Kampala. The home cares for families seeking cancer treatment from Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.
Early 2021 saw the opening of a second Kampala Home (Mikisa) in Makerere West just 0.7km from the original home.
Tel: +256 392 001853 / +256 393 242854
From the city centre
Head 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 is the black gate with the large red sign next to it.
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.
Tel: +256 394 823809
From Masaka Road
Turn right at the GAZ Petro station
Slope down along Kyamugoranyi Rd. (heading to Surveyor)
Turn left after the Seventh Day Adventist Church & School onto Kajogo Rd.
The home is located on the right-hand side of Kajogo Rd. approximately 200m after the turn.
From Ntare Road
Turn right at the Coca-Cola depot on Ntare Rd. onto Kajogo Rd.
Drive towards Andrews Trading Center
The home is located approximtely 100m from the Trading Center.