The AWAC Hub of Holistic Transformation (HHoT) Initiative:

In a bid to strategically sustain and accelerate investments towards fulfilling AWAC’s mandate, AWAC established the Her Legacy Fund (HLF) initiative. The HLF initiative is aimed at furnishing AWAC HHoT as a safe space for healing, sharing, learning, wellness, recreational, occupational therapy, vocational facilities and digital literacy hub. The hub will provide a safe space for Female Sex Workers (FSWs) with multiple, compounding and intersecting vulnerabilities especially: FSWs with disabilities; FSWs in & out of the Settlements; Migrant FSWs; FSWs using and injecting drugs; Aging FSWs; FSWs living with HIV& AIDs; FSWs in hard-to-reach settings –such as (Islands, landing sites, plantation and quarries areas); Young Women engaging in sex work; children of sex workers and Adolescents surviving in sex work settings. AWAC HHoT will also be a hub of excellence, in trauma informed care comprised of a Mental Health Well[1]ness Centre; Economic Empowerment Centre; Research & Innovation Centre of Excellence, facilities for Trainees & Volunteers, Conference/training halls and Shelter for survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Uganda.

We request funding for the establishment of a Hub of Holistic Transformation Initiative in Luwero – Uganda. This initiative will provide a one-stop shop for health and mental health services, with a focus on holistic and integrated care.

The Hub will be staffed by a team of qualified professionals, including doctors, nurses, therapists, and social workers. It will offer a wide range of services, including:

  1. Medical Services: The Hub will provide essential medical services, including general health check-ups, preventative care, and treatment for common illnesses. We will collaborate with medical professionals and volunteer practitioners to offer these services.
  2. Mental Health Services: Recognizing the rising prevalence of mental health challenges, the Hub will offer counseling, therapy, and support groups to individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health issues.
  3. Holistic Wellness Programs: We plan to organize a variety of wellness programs, such as yoga, meditation, mindfulness workshops, nutritional guidance, and fitness classes, to encourage a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
  4. Educational Workshops: The Hub will host educational workshops on mental health awareness, stress management, and preventive health practices to empower individuals to take control of their well-being.
  5. Resource Center: A comprehensive resource center will be established, offering a vast collection of health and wellness literature, self-help books, and online resources for the community to access freely.
  6. Community Engagement: The Hub will actively engage with local schools, community centers, and other organizations to collaborate on initiatives that promote health and mental well-being in the area.

The Hub is located in a central location of Uganda, making it easily accessible to residents of all ages, backgrounds and from all corners of Uganda. It will be open seven days a week, and services will be offered on a sliding scale, so that no one is turned away due to financial constraints.

The Hub of Health and Mental Holistic Transformation Initiative will have a positive impact on the community in a number of ways. It will:

  • Improve access to quality health and mental health care
  • Reduce the cost of health care
  • Promote healthy lifestyles
  • Reduce crime rates
  • Improve educational attainment
  • Increase economic productivity

We firmly believe that investing in this initiative will lead to a healthier and more resilient community, fostering personal growth and collective well-being. Your generous support will enable us to turn this vision into a reality and positively impact the lives of many individuals in need.