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ABOUT KARIN

Karin Community Initiatives Uganda (KCIU) is registered with the National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organizations of Uganda with the registration Number INDR4476433NB and has been operating in Gulu District, Uganda since 2001. We are a local non-profit organisation seeking to improve the socio-economic wellbeing of vulnerable and orphaned children, families and the whole community through primary health care and other community development initiatives.

KCIU is best known for its establishment of the Karin Medical Centre (KMC) in the Unyama Parish, and the Agonga Karin Community Health Centre (AKCHC) in the Agonga Parish. These two centers form the basis for health care and community development services for approximately 21,000 people in an area devoid of any formal health care facilities.
With 30 Ugandan clinical and administrative staff, we are a compact organization with a tireless commitment to provide quality access to health care and livelihoods to families.

Our Mission

OUR VALUES

Think Big. Act Bigger.

RECENT CAUSES

We run projects in over 30 Villages in Gulu, Uganda

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Together we make all the difference

Staff Retreat 19th-Jan-2019

The occasional staff retreat that was scheduled on 19-Jan-2019 became a memorable day for us here at Karin Community Initiatives Uganda. KCIU staff had an opportunity to build connections, communicate numerous ideas that they found most important, and boost morale among themselves. Different staff members took the opportunity to show other team members how their work contributes to the overall objectives and core values that the organization has in place. The Executive Director outlined the organization plan for the future by clearly communicating KCIU vision, goals, and expectations.

Child sponsorship program party

Children in our community who are beneficiaries to Karin's Child sponsorship program had a party today to cerebrate their accomplished milestones. This is a program that helps the vulnerable children attain education by paying their tuition and other school necessities. At KCIU, we value the importance of early childhood development in our community. We believe that the emotional, social and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and on the adult they will become. That is why understanding the need to invest in very young children is so important, so as to maximize their future well-being.

CHI – Village Health Team meeting

In our quest to serve our community better, Karin uses Village Health Teams to bring vital health services closer to the people. In the picture the Village Health Team is meeting with some of our staff at Karin Health facility in Agonga,Gulu. The health team is being briefed about the new Community Health Insurance Business Model that karin indents to introduce.

Planning to have a safe delivery #safemotherhood

Are you planning on having a safe delivery, please visit our Karin health centers in Unyama and Agonga for prenatal and postnatal care.Prenatal care can help prevent complications and inform women about important steps they can take to protect their infant and ensure a healthy pregnancy. With regular prenatal care women can reduce the risk of pregnancy complications.

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Testimonials

I have spent 5 months volunteering with KCIU, and it has been a wonderfully insightful and inspiring experience. Working with both the central office and the various projects that KCIU has initiated, I have been able to engage with different people and work opportunities on a weekly basis. For example, I would spend a week in the central office designing a new program to be introduced to the community, and the next week I would be helping staff in the medical clinics in servicing their patients. The staff is tireless and hardworking, constantly looking to self-improve and ensure the best delivery of services to the community that they serve. Being from another country and culture, we have been able to foster a reciprocal relationship where ideas and skills are traded freely. This means that both the organisation and I are able to learn and grow. There is plenty of different things to get involved with here, and volunteers will always be encouraged to implement any ideas or initiatives that they wish to implement.

Rhys Feeney, Volunteer

“Karin is a local NGO that is run by Ugandans but also keeps many strong connections in other countries and is welcoming to all types of volunteers. Karin has a very open minded attitude and is welcome to suggestions and feedback from all volunteers.”

Taea Mouallem, Volunteer - Canada

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