Dr. Charles Holt’s Visit at ACCESS

Inauguration of ACCESS research block

Dr. Charles Holt’s visit at ACCESS was a privilege to us, we were happy to receive him again at ACCESS, he was extremely surprised how ACCESS has impacted the community through the work we are doing. Some of the ACCESS projects that Dr. Charles Holt visited included Dreamgirls project and the Jajja (Elderly) project. 

Dr. Charles Holt funded the construction of a research block at ACCESS when he visited, he inaugurated the building. The block will feature some administrative offices, research offices as well as the ACCESS president’s office.

Dr. Charles Holt also visited the ACCESS fishpond, this is one of the ACCESS income-generating activities. It was started to help generate income for ACCESS as well as being a model fishpond in Nakaseke District where community farmers, youths and students can gain fish farming skills.

Mr. Julius came with Dr. Charles Holt, Julius is enthusiastic about agriculture and has been able to transform his community through agriculture. ACCESS being a community organization, we want to work with Mr. Julius to transform Nakaseke through agriculture, we will help all our beneficiaries like the dream girls acquire farming skills, we will utilize the available land to grow crops, rear animals, poultry and beekeeping

Dr. Charles Holt was also able to visit the new ACCESS medical center, the 500 square meter facility will feature two inpatient wards, a labor and delivery suite, laboratory, phlebotomy, pharmacy, community health, exam room, and associated administrative offices and records rooms.

The project is a partnership between ACCESS, Grace Age Contractors, and the U.S. based Construction for Change. Construction began at the end of January and is scheduled for completion in September 2019. A project management team from Construction for Change has been working closely on site with Grace Age Contractors and ACCESS management, to help facilitate the construction process. 

The project has also provided an opportunity for local women in Nakaseke to receive basic training in construction skills and hopes to promote women in construction in the community.

Dr. Charles Holt’s visit ended with lunch at ACCESS with all the ACCESS staff.



Compiled by
Weswa Ivan
Projects and Administration Officer