We work in liaison with "Adonai Inclusive Christian Ministries" for the recognition of the rights of LGBTIQ+ people in African countries and specifically in Uganda.
Our mission is to enhance access to health care services for marginalized people and eradicate severe suppression practices run against LGBTIQ+ members.
At the same time, we thrive in creating economic opportunities for them and spreading human rights awareness in Uganda.
Tribal traditionalism practices have not only economical consequences but also a direct effect on human’s life.
Persecution actions and lack of healthcare assistance in Uganda are the plagues that challenge the day-to-day life for thousands of outcast people.
WaLAI was ideally formed in 2018 and incorporated on the 1st day of October, 2019 as a company limited by guarantee with the registrar of companies under companies Act of the Republic of Uganda. Since its inception, WALAI’s aim has always been to stand for Sexual, Health and Human rights of LGBTIQ+ individuals. The activities we carryout range from capacity building to service delivery, with focus remaining on marginalized persons (LGBTIQ+ persons) whereas in terms of operations what characterizes WaLAI’s functioning are its efforts to involve LGBTIQ+ persons when initiating activities. WALAI currently operates in three districts in central Uganda; Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso.
To enhance access to health care services for marginalized persons, empowering them economically, advocating for them and creating human rights awareness in Uganda.
A transformed society where LGBTIQ+ persons enjoy their rights and freedoms without any stigma and discrimination.
To improve on the well being of LGBTIQ+ persons in Uganda and abroad through community mobilization, capacity building and advocacy.
OUR SCOPE OF WORK:
Our beneficiaries are the Ugandan LGBTIQ+ persons and LGBTIQ+ refugees of 18-35 years of age and who are pushed to the margins of the society
WHAT WE DO
Illiteracy levels of LGBTIQ+ persons in Uganda are very high due to the continuous dropping out of schools due to various reasons in regards to their sexuality and gender identity. This makes many of them to fit to compete for white collar jobs and resulting into unemployment.
Wave of Legacy Alliance Initiative Uganda has always been working tirelessly to overcome this challenge through empowering these people economically by training them with skills which can help them start up some small-scale businesses or approaching other employment spaces.
Towards the end of last year 2020, WALAI carried out a needs assessment program from all its beneficiaries and all those that we reach out to. In this assessment we realized that there were very many unemployed LGBTIQ+ persons in Uganda due to illiteracy whereby many of these lacked skillful knowledge to start up their own businesses and many didn’t get a chance or were denied their rights to Education and they couldn’t fit to compete for office jobs.
WAVE OF LEGACY ALLIANCE INITIATIVE came up with a skills training program where we introduced technical courses like bakery and cookery, computer training, tailoring and liquid soap making. In these training programs, we targeted a number of 20 beneficiaries but we gave continued to train different people due to the high demand of these services from the people we serve.
We have also managed to add on other programs like poultry and books making.
Any type of aid, Financial: of any amount and any currency; Material: any food and edible drink; Clothing: any object, from shoes to cap; it will allow us to fulfill our mission and make our assisted smile, like the friend in the above photography.
The basis for survival, of every human being, especially if young and unable to procure it on his own, are water and Food.
Help us to solve the problem of the daily feeding of our little and older assisted, they will be eternally grateful.
A roof, another essential good for survival, there are assisted persons who do not have one to shelter from the bad weather, where they could rest protected from the dangers and malevolence of others, rejected by society, just because they are different.
In Africa, same-sex partnerships are only legal in about half of the continent's 54 states. Many countries outlaw homosexuality and LGBTQ+ people still live in fear of attacks, imprisonment and even the death penalty.