WAMA DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION                          (WDF)



Wama Development Foundation (WDF) is a Non-government Organization that was founded in the year 2015. WDF is focused on promoting and protecting the rights of vulnerable and marginalized people through empowerment of communities and individuals in Uganda. Our target populations are; vulnerable and marginalized people, majority of who are women, youth and children. This includes children in exploitative forms of work and those at risk of exploitation; vulnerable and marginalized women and children infected and affected by HIV and AIDS, persons with disability, women, youth and the low income earners and other groups defined as vulnerable and marginalized.

WDF's Vision

A violence free health and sustainable community for all.

WDF's Mission Statement

To improve the quality and life of the poor by enabling them to fully use their available resources and to protect themselves from deprived rights,

WDF's Core Values

  1. Professionalism
  2. Commitment to our mission and work
  3. Transparency and accountability
  4. Team work
  5. Respect for Human Rights and Justice
  6. Culture of collaborations and excellence.
  7. Dedication to diversity and integrity.

WDF's Target Group

WDF’s target groups are vulnerable, marginalized and stigmatized , disabled people. They include:

  • Children in exploitative forms of work
  • Children at risk of exploitation
  • People infected and affected by HIV-AIDS and severe chronic illness
  • Women and girls
  • Youth
  • People with Disabilities


Empowering communities through awareness raising on issues affecting vulnerable through;

  • Child sponsorship for better Education
  • Provision free legal aid to enable access to justice
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Policy engagement and social development
  • Capacity development; and bridging the gap to access to services like Education, Health, Legal services among vulnerable target groups.
  • Support Vulnerable and Marginalized children, youth and women  access justice through;
  • Women skill development

Provision of free legal aid services through direct service delivery; referral mechanisms; and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

  • Support Vulnerable and Marginalized Workers through;

Provision of livelihood support, skills development for children in vocational institutions; and improving access to and retention in formal education.


WDF's Strategic Goals

  • Empowering communities where the targeted groups live, in order to provide grassroots protection and assistance to their members and in order each out their communities and achieve multiplier effect on the society.
  • Establish partnerships and cooperation with charity organizations, in order to ensure effective implementation of their mandate.
  • Protecting rights of individuals from the target groups and assisting them to realize their full potential in the society.
  • Monitoring the development and implementation of existing policies, regulation actions and reforms. Making recommendations in relation to existing and potential gaps in them.
  • Enhancing the capacity of WDF and our partner CBO's in order to effectively respond to the needs of the target groups.


Since inception, WDF has been working with vulnerable and marginalized people with specific focus on human rights protection; HIV&AIDS; Child Labor; Social Protection; Livelihood Support; and Employment. Other crosscutting issues include Gender and Development; Legal and Policy Development; Research and Knowledge Management. In order to implement its mandate, WDF employs a participatory approach of working with its beneficiaries; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) while promoting collaboration and networking with the local people and the Local Governments and other development partners including the private sector.




WDF will be guided by its goal of protecting human rights and improving livelihoods of vulnerable and marginalized children, youth and women in Uganda. In this regard, WDF will adopt a set of strategies outlined under three thematic areas namely;

1) Social Protection, Education, Health, Human Rights and Accountability

2) Research and Knowledge management

3) Institutional development. These strategies and goal will underpin the WDF theory of change.



The overall WDF theory of change is to empower communities through awareness raising on issues affecting vulnerable ;  to enable access to justice;  advocacy; policy engagement and social development , capacity development; and bridging the gap to access services including education, health, legal services among vulnerable target groups. These strategies will result into protection of human rights and improved livelihoods of vulnerable and marginalized in Uganda.


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