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November 19, 2019

Our Christmas campaign this year is in support of our secondary school project with our partners RAPCD. And we've split it into two ambitious targets:

  • The first aim is to raise money to equip the newly constructed Library with six computers costing £250 each. Acces...

October 17, 2019

As part of our 10 year celebration events, we held a day for supporters and members at York in late September, to share news on our progress and exciting new challenges for the next decade. We had a wonderful response, thank you to all of you that were able to come alo...

April 21, 2019

We live in a world of high speed communication. We can contact friends on the other side of the world simply and clearly. So it is extremely difficult for us to imagine what it must be like not to be able to communicate with anyone at all, even those who live in the sa...

February 2, 2019

Joakim was born blind but fortunately could hear, unlike his elder brother James who was born deaf and blind. The two boys have a strong bond of love and can often be found spending time together, although communication is of course very limited and their lives can be...

November 19, 2018

Accomplish Children’s Trust: the first 10 years

In the beginning ...... was £10 in the bank and a BIG dream..... to reach Africa‘s disabled children.

The beginning was November 2008.

Six of us grouped around a dining room table in York wondered if this dream could possibl...

November 11, 2018

This year marks Accomplish’s 10th anniversary. Founder Rebecca Cornish reflects on an amazing decade:

When I left Uganda in 2008, I promised two tiny rural self-help organizations—RAP-CD and SADICH—that I would try to raise funds to support their work. Back then, none o...

November 10, 2018

Most people living with epilepsy in Uganda had no access to regular medical care or medication as recently as 2010, according to the World Health Organisation. In Uganda, about 215 people in every 100,000 suffer from epilepsy, according to recent estimates, compared to...

June 10, 2018

You are seven times more likely to suffer from epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa than in the UK.

The barriers to epilepsy care are huge, with a recent study suggesting that the nearly 100% of people suffering from epilepsy were not receiving adequate treatment.

Accomplish's...

June 10, 2018

During our recent visit to the RAP-CD Primary School, visiting dentist Rob Dobson was able to give a free check-up to 90 of the students. The kids each received a toothbrush and toothpaste along with a lesson on how to brush their teeth effectively. The experience prov...

May 19, 2018

On 19 May 2018, four intrepid Accomplish volunteers set out to complete the Kyaninga Triathlon in Uganda, near the stunning Rwenzori Mountains. A special shout out goes to Accomplish's Treasurer Chris Acton (above, left) who managed to get lost and add an extra 2km to...

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