Our Missions


Opportunity Bank Uganda branch in Nakivale Refugee Settlement

Opened this year 2021 - The first of its kind in the refugee settlement, The branch was constructed in partnership with our refugee-led organisation Wakati Foundation based in Nakivale Settlement .

To create opportunities for refugees to develop trade, financial resource base and entrepreneurship skills to be self-reliance and healthy. Learn More

Our target group up to 2021 are:
  • People with medical conditions or physical disabilities (eg.HIV).
  • Women with history of rape.
  • Traumatized persons.
  • Entrepreneurship .
  • Environment protection
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    Trained youth in entrepreneurship skills
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    Construction of emergence houses
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    Promote multicultural


Wakati Foundation is a refugee organization in Uganda Registration number80020000309981

It was Established in 2013 by refugees and nationals in and outside of Uganda who sought to reduce the dependence on host communities and foreign Aid. Wakati Foundation is in the business of providing sustainable solutions for socioeconomic transformation of refugees and their host communities, psychosocial support and promoting preservation of cultural Heritages of refugees, all done through people for development community approach.

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Achievements WAKATI FOUNDATION has empowered over 850 youth with practical entrepreneurship skills

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Some of Wakati Foundation
Programme Activities

Refugees and Asylum seekers

We guide the new refugees and asylum seekers adapt to the new situation or status; by providing guidelines such as respect of the authorities, etc; as well as directing them through the process of acquiring goods and services that answer their primary needs.

Bururma Community School

WAKATI FOUNDATION expresses its deepest appreciation to all resource partners who contributed to the donation held at Bururma community school work on education for children around the District hosting refugees in Uganda, especially Isingiro District, Nakivale refugee settlement in 2019.

Construction of
Emergence Houses

Organizing and coordinate the construction of emergence houses for refugees with disabilities level that resulted from the persecutions they have suffered from, back in their country of origin.

Training sessions
For refugees

To organize training sessions on emergency response in the areas of education and construction, by sharing appropriate skills such as painting, electricity, masonry, cooking, to enable both new and old refugees to survive in their host country after they have totally been uprooted from their usual social life.

How to become a Volunteer

Write an application for one of the three settlements and send it to our E-mail info@wakatifdn.org

NAKIVALE refugees settlement

ORUCHINGA refugees settlement

KYAKA2 refugees settlement

Response to COVID-19

Water Tanks

Kyeibale and Rwoma villages Water mixed with liquid soap for washing hands only

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As regular handwashing is a requirement

Organizing people on the line with social distancing of 2 meters, Serving each 5 liters of water mixed with liquid soap.

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Distribution of Masks

Organizing people for social distancing of 2 meters, Registering the family and distribution of Masks for everyone in Kyeibale and Rwoma

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Sensitization in Kyeibale C & Nyakagando A

Sensitization is curried out before we start the distribution of water and the liquid soap.

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Local and International Partners

In-kind donations from our donors and partners allow refugees to minimize dependency and encourage self-reliance.

Our partners include OPM and UGAFODE These have provided labour and technical support. The organization is soliciting for more partnership with different development organization both at national and intentional level for material and technical support.

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