Advocacy for child relief (ACR) is an independent, nonpartisan, non-governmental organisation which is incorporated under the laws of Uganda. Founded by a group of young Ugandan children wellness activists and professionals in response to the ever-increasing vulnerability and poverty in children and families they live in. ACR is an organisation that passionately believes that every child has the right to survival, protection, education, and a right to have their voice heard so that they can live a meaningful and purposeful life. Currently, ACR is implementing a five-year strategic plan (2017-2022). The plan is based on the need to deepen engagement with all stakeholders for positive results of children’s wellbeing. Under this strategy, we will focus on preventing and responding to violence against children in all settings
ACR’s Governance and Leadership Structure
ACR’s governance and leadership is composed of four organs: The General Assembly, the Trustees, the Board of Directors and the Secretariat.
The General Assembly
This is the supreme policy-making body of the organisation. It is made up of all members. Currently ACR has 35 members. Membership is open to all persons interested in good wellbeing of our future generation.
The Board of Directors
The BOD is responsible for guiding the Secretariat to perform day-to-day running of the organisation. The BOD is composed of six members: the chairperson, the secretary, the Treasurer, two other members, and the Executive Director as ex-officio. The Board meets once every quarter.
This is the implementing body of the Organisation. It is headed by the Executive Director and is currently made up of 7 staff members and 5 volunteers.