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  • Organisation

    Access for All(AFA) is an NGO based in Uganda. It was founded in 2016 by  a group of LGBTI persons who are very passionate about the work they do. AFA works with Urban LGBTI refugee youth in the Central Region in Uganda. LGBTI youth have faced discrimination and abuse first hand from families and then from the larger society. This made Access for all- AFA, who are part of the community, think about imparting knowledge and employable skills to the LGBTI youth in Uganda.

    Access For All focuses on three key issues: advocacy, human rights and youth empowerment

     Goal: To contribute towards the inclusion and integration of LGBTI youth in transformative leadership for change while strengthening support initiatives to curb unemployment and appropriately address the needs of the LGBTI youth to achieve their dreams and maintain their focus.

     Vision: To envisage a peaceful world offering LGBTI Refugee youth an opportunity to participate in the socio-economic development decisions and activities in Uganda.

    • Organisation

      Access for All(AFA) is an NGO based in Uganda. It was founded in 2016 by  a group of LGBTI persons who are very passionate about the work they do. AFA works with Urban LGBTI refugee youth in the Central Region in Uganda. LGBTI youth have faced discrimination and abuse first hand from families and then from the larger society. This made Access for all- AFA, who are part of the community, think about imparting knowledge and employable skills to the LGBTI youth in Uganda.

      Access For All focuses on three key issues: advocacy, human rights and youth empowerment

       Goal: To contribute towards the inclusion and integration of LGBTI youth in transformative leadership for change while strengthening support initiatives to curb unemployment and appropriately address the needs of the LGBTI youth to achieve their dreams and maintain their focus.

       Vision: To envisage a peaceful world offering LGBTI Refugee youth an opportunity to participate in the socio-economic development decisions and activities in Uganda.

    • Project

      The Rebuilding LGBTI Refugee Youth in Uganda project is curbing unemployment by using non-formal education and vocational training for the LGBTI youth in the Central Region of Uganda. Access For All ( AFA) works with Simma Africa Creative Arts Foundation (SACAF) and Africa Youth Action Network (AYAN) in the implementation of its projects. In addition to the employment obstacles faced by LGBTI refugee youth due to difference in education curriculum and language barrier, they also contend with policies surrounding their legal eligibility to work (NGO Act 2016 and the Penal Code Cap 120 on Naturalization).

      They are officially excluded from participating in Uganda’s formal economy. Moreover, some Ugandans believe that they are not supposed to employ sexual minorities since homosexuality is criminalized. Even with the right status and qualifications, it is still regarded as morally wrong to hire them. Additionally, the unemployment rate of youth is high and discrimination is a significant problem that LGBTI refugee youth face due to ageism.Most organizations require specific education qualifications, marital status, job experience, age and connections which makes it almost impossible for LGBTI youth to secure jobs.

      For all of these reasons, the members of AFA, SACAF and AYAN formed a consortium to work with LGBTI refugee youth for employable skills like Sewing, Shoemaking, Photography, Fashion& Design and English Literacy.

  • Project

    The Rebuilding LGBTI Refugee Youth in Uganda project is curbing unemployment by using non-formal education and vocational training for the LGBTI youth in the Central Region of Uganda. Access For All ( AFA) works with Simma Africa Creative Arts Foundation (SACAF) and Africa Youth Action Network (AYAN) in the implementation of its projects. In addition to the employment obstacles faced by LGBTI refugee youth due to difference in education curriculum and language barrier, they also contend with policies surrounding their legal eligibility to work (NGO Act 2016 and the Penal Code Cap 120 on Naturalization).

    They are officially excluded from participating in Uganda’s formal economy. Moreover, some Ugandans believe that they are not supposed to employ sexual minorities since homosexuality is criminalized. Even with the right status and qualifications, it is still regarded as morally wrong to hire them. Additionally, the unemployment rate of youth is high and discrimination is a significant problem that LGBTI refugee youth face due to ageism.Most organizations require specific education qualifications, marital status, job experience, age and connections which makes it almost impossible for LGBTI youth to secure jobs.

    For all of these reasons, the members of AFA, SACAF and AYAN formed a consortium to work with LGBTI refugee youth for employable skills like Sewing, Shoemaking, Photography, Fashion& Design and English Literacy.

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