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 Wellness 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.