| Dec 26, 2018
Supporting Rural LGBTQ services
Mbarara Rise Foundation is an engine to build rural grassroot communities and empower agents of change in our world. It is a space in which LGBTQ discover their value and ability to transform their environment and turn it into opportunities for growth.
Today we celebrate the achievement of all the 349 LGBTQ who have gone through our Cake baking, safety and security and HIV programs, and the potential of those who have started their own small scale cake baking businesses and have been seen as an example of improvement and effort. We celebrate family, friends, trainers, sponsors, volunteers and all the people who have been part of our projects during the last 2 years.
We remain motivated to reach more beneficiaries in western Uganda and to continue making innovative and positive improvements in our processes and methodologies to increase opportunities for rural LGBTQ and communities.
Last week we had an engagement with United Nations Human rights office of the high commissioner aiming at enhancing and strengthening the capacities of the human rights to engage with international and regional human rights mechanisms and acquire skills for advocacy for us to raise human rights concerns national authorities.
With our partners Most at Risk Population Initiative (MARPI) a clinic which is dedicated to addressing the universal access to HIV/STI interventions among most at risk populations (MARPs) not limiting the LGBT community in Uganda that also focuses mainly at the prevention and control of HIV and other STI’s among the most at risk and vulnerable populations in Uganda and offering Other services that include Proctology which is a branch of medicine that deals with diagnosis and management of Anal Pathologies, supported MRF to carry out a dialogue meeting to mobilize and sensitive our communities on anal STI’S, pathologies and other prevention and care services in mbarara district.
20 LGBTQ who participated in the program acquired information and knowledge on anal STI’S and management, pathologies, and care services. Participants (LGBTQ, MSM and sex workers) contributed the best strategies to use to acquire better quality health care services at regional-level.
We look forward to Share more updates in the coming months.
Merry christmas and we wish you a happy new year 2019