In 1990 A team from Chalk Farm Baptist Church in North London visited The Full Gospel, Evangelistic Ministry on a Missionary trip to Ghana. It was through this trip that the missionaries spotted the Ministry of Apostle Fred Osei Annin. Some few months later after returning to the UK Fred was invited by the Baptist Church to the UK to organise various revival meetings in churches across England. It was through this powerful missionary trip that the Lord called Pastor Fred back to the UK to establish this great Charity to fight HIV stigma in Churches and the BAME communities in the country. (Read the full interview by the Cross Rhythms, a Christian Media network in the UK during Fred’s missionary trip)
In 1997- 2007 Actionplus Foundation was established as a community based Christian organisation whose mission is to make a difference in the BAME community in the UK through our faith in Christ, love for mankind and the world as a whole. We organise Church activities and promote the awareness of HIV/AIDS and other sexually Transmitted Diseases. We also organise youth empowerment programmes and training for young people about substance and drug misuse, teenage pregnancy education and healthy eating programmes called your “Health Is Your Life” or Health 4 Life for short. Most of our events are held both in the church and in the community settings.
OUR UK Programmes 1997 to 2010 were Church services, conferences, Revival meetings, Health awareness activities mostly HIV and AIDS education.
AFRICA Programmes: Our branch in Ghana was established and Launched on the 26th of May 2007 at the Teacher’s Hall in Accra.
Our aim of establishing the Ghana branch of our charity at first was to fight poverty and child labour in the country but after a research we made, it came out that HIV prevention was rather a major issue for us to deal with in the country. We therefore decided to make a difference in the HIV intervention in the country by making Ghana a HUB, a place where we can create modules to fight HIV and the stigma that goes with it both in the church and in the community around the world.
In 2018 the first free and confidential HIV testing centre was opened by Actionplus Foundation during the 2018 World AIDS Day event at the Ashaiman Assemblies of God Church, the first HIV intervention of its kind in the country,
Since then 60 free HIV testing centres have been opened in churches, market places, hotels and other community settings in the country
The UK programmes continue: In 2010, Actionplus Foundation with the support from the Terrence Higgins Trust organised a trustees and volunteers training through the Africa Organisational Development (OD Programme) at Christ Church in Southwark, funded by the Big Lotteries
In 2012 50 Pastors and Faith leaders across London were trained and empowered for them to know about the facts of HIV not the myths so they can involve themselves in HIV intervention within their congregations. Faith leaders who went through our training accepted the fact that HIV is not a curse from God as they used to think but a mere health condition that can be managed and treated if somebody living with the virus detects his or her status early.
In 2013 the Take Action Now Project was officially launched at the Mountain Movers Chapel International Church in Southwark.
In 2013 The Take Action Now Project for faith leaders which was replicated from our successful module replicated from Ghana was officially opened at the Living Flames Baptist Church in Walthamstow East London. This was the first time and HIV testing centre has been opened in a church. This story attracted many media houses from around the world because it was a historical event.
We are a faith based organisation which began in London in 1997. Our vision is a world where people affected by HIV do not experience poverty, ill health and prejudice. We support people living with HIV/AIDS to play a central role in improving their own lives leading to permanent and lasting solutions. We also address other health conditions in our community. Here in the UK, we work across London and Luton and in Africa we have branches based in Ghana and Uganda
We regularly invite key community leaders into our service to learn about HIV and how it affects our communities. Community leaders include Pastors, Church Elders, Women and Young People. Events usually last for a morning and we discuss ways in which community leaders can promote a better understanding of HIV in churches, education, employment and other social settings.July 15, 2020
Actionplus Foundation has pioneered the delivery of rapid HIV tests in churches and other community settings in the UK and Ghana. In the UK we have delivered rapid HIV testing clinics in churches in London and in Luton. In Ghana out rapid HIV testing outreach has been delivered in churches, in market places and at truck stops.July 14, 2020
To help us achieve our mission we regularly train people to become HIV advocates. The training lasts for a day and gives participants an insight into HIV in the 21st century focusing on advances in HIV treatment, the benefits of early diagnosis, HIV prevention, issues relating to prejudice, discrimination and HIV related poverty.July 14, 2020