Builds a new and specially decorated center in Uganda

Construction work is well underway on what will be a new and modern rehabilitation center in Lira. Adina Foundation Uganda becomes master of its own house after 10 years of continuous work in Uganda.

The new buildings are fully financed with funds from various private donors who have activities in several African countries. This is a great certificate to our employees and a solid recognition from outsiders. And it is difficult to wish for a more useful anniversary gift. The cost is estimated at 180,000 dollars, approx. NOK 1.9 million at today's exchange rate. reading experiences on the library shelves.

Construction work is well underway in Lira.

There is a lot of professionalism expertise at the bottom for this construction project that will be the new Lira Rehabilitation Center (LRC). The buildings are decorated in accordance with plans designed in collaboration between the architect and those who will use the facility. AFU owns the plot where they previously ran a pig farm and arable farming. Some of the old and very solid building mass will be given new life while other parts have been torn down to the foundation before new walls are built.

The physiotherapy part gets available 140 square meters for appliances, ribbed walls and benches, and everything is set up as the physiotherapists believe it will work best for them and for the children to be rehabilitated. This part also has an office, two toilets, a room for a nurse and a separate waiting room. Patients' integrity is safeguarded in a good way.

The children who come to LRC will not lose teaching and in the school building there will be up to two classrooms. There will also be office space for two social workers and two teachers. Modern facilities will make LRC an attractive workplace, and it is an overriding goal in the Adina Foundation's aid philosophy that there should be quality teaching.

Our social workers also get better working conditions. They have an important job to do with the children at the center, and they are important links between AFU and follow-up of activities and out in the villages.

The dormitories are designed to initially accommodate 40 children, but the capacity can easily be expanded to 50 children. In that case, this will be a doubling of the capacity compared to the current plant.

When the physiotherapy part, the classrooms and dormitory are completed, work begins on building a modern kitchen. The outdoor areas will give us a boost for play and outdoor activities that are important elements in our rehabilitation programs. The warehouse of what was once Adina Farm will be converted into a treatment clinic and a simple pharmacy. And the old administrative block for the farm with three spacious rooms will be refurbished for use by the LRC's administrative department. 

- The construction work will be
 obviously influenced by the temporary corona rules that the whole of Ugandan society must abide by. This also applies to the activities we have at our current center in Lira, says chairman of the board of AFU, Sam Atul.

- April 1 was all companies and organizations - except those with important roles, closed for 14 days to combat the spread of the corona virus, and this includes the construction work on our new center. We are waiting and hope that we can start up again soon, says the chairman of the board.