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.
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
WDF's Target Group
WDF’s target groups are vulnerable, marginalized and stigmatized , disabled people. They include:
WHAT WE DO
Empowering communities through awareness raising on issues affecting vulnerable through;
Provision of free legal aid services through direct service delivery; referral mechanisms; and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
Provision of livelihood support, skills development for children in vocational institutions; and improving access to and retention in formal education.
WDF's Strategic Goals
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.
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.