Background of OAF
Outcast Activists Forum (OAF) is a grassroot network of activists currently functioning in Uganda with its physical address and head office located at Plot 1375 Gayaza Road-Kalerwe, Kampala district ,stretching across the regions and the continent. A Non-Profit, Non-Political and Non- Sectarian formed in January 2020 and certified on 5th , August 2020
Outcast Activists Forum (OAF-U) was founded by a group of like minded people with an aim to bring about a positive social change through its programs and policies, advocacy, engagements with other civil, non civil societies and activists. spotlighting and aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals
Outcast ; Vulnerable/Marginalized Groups in the communities/societies.
Activists; individuals advocating, intervening, impeding on social, political, economic, environmental reforms with the desire to make changes in society toward a perceived greater good.
Forum; Opportunity for discussion under one umbrella.
Slogan: “Amplifying voices, enriching communities” Represents the voices of the marginalized, vulnerable and less privileged groups and the weak.
OAF was established in January 2020 and incorporated in August 2020 as a grassroots network of activists and likeminded people with an aim to bring about social change through empowering the community in the fight for gender equality, youth inclusion on the issues of social justice, women empowerment, the fight against poverty, unemployment, teenage marriages a pregnancies, address human rights-related abuses, environmental protection and revive the need for child education and com drug abuse and alcoholism.
OAF slogan “Amplifying voices, Enriching communities” represents the voices of the people in the nationwide suburbs, communities with several cases of unwanted pregnancies in adolescents, early child marriages, poor health, poverty, child abuse, and human rights abuse, and unemployment, lack of career guidance, inadequate information and poor livelihood. OAF started its operations by doing ground research on issues deteriorating society in the poor suburbs regionally.
Aims and Objectives
To promote the need for children and people with disabilities (PWDs) empowerment for a sustainable community and help them cope up with life challenges through leading by example, fighting injustices, advocacy for adequate education and volunteer training.
To advocate youth inclusion and campaign for better employment, social and health services, sensitizations and spread of information that is geared towards reduction of poverty through supportive programs and health-related assistance towards HIV/AIDs STDs, Sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in schools and communities.
To ensure environmental protection and sustainability through research, social media awareness, and community outreach programs.
To promote an integrated youth and women participation in social and economic avenues leading to improved livelihoods and sustainable community development with emphasis on environmental protection and climate.