Bringing Communities Together to Achieve Zero Hunger & Zero Poverty for Good.
We Guide and Co-Create Innovative Approaches for Community Sustainability.
Uganda’s economy is predominantly agro-based, however there exists a divide between this sector, the population and the economy, the opportunities remain un tapped. Just like any other sub-Saharan African country, the prospects and efforts to build resilient farming livelihoods are indebted amongst several challenges manifested by climate change. The Foundation seeks to ensure that the welfare of her beneficiaries particularly in farming communities with high cases of malnutrition, food insecurity, low agricultural output, high poverty levels among others are addressed through the Farmer Field Schools Approach to enhance sustainability and adhere towards building resilient communities.
In order to reduce the level of socio-economic vulnerability, the Foundation identified this approach as a way to economically empower underserved persons through Vegetable growing, Poultry Farming, Mushroom growing among others and has impacted over 1,878 beneficiaries.
The Right2Grow program an initiative funded by the Dutch government, believes that sustainable progress can only be achieved by working with local communities, especially women and other marginalized groups to collect their own data and stories on nutrition and WASH. This aims at holding the nearest relevant government MDAs and key stakeholders accountable and reliable to service delivery. In a pursuit to strengthen local voices in “Getting to zero undernutrition and zero people without access to basic WASH services” which requires a people-centered and community-led approach with stronger emphasis on the most vulnerable and difficult to reach Populations.
Wilmat Development Foundation is gladly Co-implementing this program in the districts of Mayuge and Bugweri, Eastern Uganda in capacitating community members, marginalized groups and local leaders to articulate their needs and advocating for their rights to Food security, nutrition and WASH related services.
Girl2Girl Initiative (G2G)
Many of the Adolescent Girls and Teenage Mothers in Uganda face challenges that are widely acknowledged worldwide. The 2020 GBV Prevention Report, 50% of girls Uganda dropped out of schools due to rigid cultural practices, poverty, limited access to socio-economic opportunities and violence.
In response to adolescent’s challenges, the Foundation has impacted over 300 adolescent girls and young mothers and rescued over 10 Pregnant Teens to the shelter, and designed approaches under the G2G initiative that are aimed at Rescuing, Restoring, and Rehabilitating through Building Capacities of Young Teen mothers and adolescents in selected Semi-Urban and Rural Communities with Soft life skills, advocacy skills, leadership and Self Esteem.
One Voice on GBV Prevention
Community active participation is urgently needed within a context to advance discussions tailored towards establishing grounded GBV prevention mechanisms. Whereas, several factors could be attributed to the socio-economic vulnerability of youth, young women and girls to violence, their exclusion in decision and policy-making levels hinders their effective participation GBV prevention processes. Knowledge gaps are still wide to the extent that the existing Programs and Instruments at National, Continental or International levels are barely known or appreciated.
To date, the Foundation engaged over 2,000 participants, rescued over 20 pregnant teenage girls to safe shelters and established safe spaces for better understanding of GBV prevention mechanisms and its associated effects on Household development and community progress.
Uganda has one of the youngest and fastest growing populations in the world. However, the employability rate is very low, this is attributed to miss appropriation between the education and the social market economy that intends to employ majority of the young population the persistent poverty create barriers that make it difficult for youth to access safe, well-paying employment. The Foundation has been at the forefront to empower youth through the mindset change sessions for Youth at higher levels of learning. The engagement is geared towards building a connectivity and making youth self-aware of the various investment opportunities.
So far, over 3,000 young people (At University, Schools and Communities) have been matched with other successful entrepreneurs, Mentored and trained and capacitated to build and align their knowledge towards investments “Job Creation as opposed to job seeking” before joining the business world.
Amplified Reader Voices
Over the Years, Uganda Communities (Religious and None Religious groups) have been supported by various actors in enhancing the Literacy Levels of the citizens through the Urantia Book Teachings and Formation of Small study groups in villages. However, these efforts have not been scaled up as they have been mixed up with other ongoing efforts hence the need to restructure and empower leaders to amplify community voices through the Urantia Book Teachings. Through the support and Guidance of the International Fellowship Committee, The Urantia Book Fellowship and Spiritual Family Network, the Organization is tasked with the mission to nurture and build capacities of Leaders and Readers through the establishment of small study groups across Uganda and beyond. To date, the power of resilience and self reliance has been at the forefront of all initiatives that are being established and share experiences on what they face during their Morontia life in relation to the Urantia Book teaching. So far, 10 groups have been firmly established.