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Welcome to the first project to be funded through Rainbow Advocacy's newly created
Troy Perry Legacy Grants, being awarded to Kampala, Uganda-based Coloured Voices Media Foundation for "Tailoring Our Way to Freedom."
Your support will fund Phase One of this project, with a total budget of $3,000.
PROJECT NOTE: The goal set is $5,000. Co-Founder Steven Kabuye was recently receiving death threats and was attacked with injuries to his diaphram. His computer was sold to help pay his hospital bill. The balance was paid by Rainbow Advocacy. $2,000 helps cover the hospital bill and hopefully a computer for him.
Future ongoing funding will come, in part, through the Roar Social Foundation with Rainbow Advocacy's partnership with Roar Social, the new social media platform launching in January 2024.
"Tailoring Our Way To Freedom" aims to empower and provide sustainable livelihoods for LGBTQIA+ individuals in Uganda who have been adversely affected by the Anti Homosexuality Act 2023.
To address the challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community, we have initiated a campaign to teach clothing production skills using electric sewing machines, aiming to train and provide job opportunities for over 60 individuals.
With a focus on producing high-quality, affordable clothing, our project seeks to generate income and promote social acceptance within local and international markets. By building a strong sense of unity, professionalism, and confidence, we envision a future where LGBTQIA+ individuals are valued members of society.
The goal of this project includes creation of two lines of Liberation Designs clothing:
1. BASICS: Boxer Briefs for the general consumer market in Uganda
2. EDWIN CHILOBA COLLECTION: Fashions inspired by the designs of Edwin Chiloba for sale both domestically and internationally
Our comprehensive plan involves identifying and training participants, purchasing necessary materials, implementing quality control measures, and marketing the products through various channels.
The estimated budget for phase one of the project amounts to $3,000, covering costs for sewing machines, materials, trainers' fees, and marketing expenses. We plan to raise funds through donations, grants, and revenue generated from the sale of clothing.
The impact of our project will be measured through the number of participants acquiring tailoring skills, their generated income, customer feedback, and changes in public perception towards LGBTQIA+ individuals.
"Tailoring Our Way To Freedom" represents a crucial step towards not just reducing unemployment, but also fostering mental well-being and solidarity within the LGBTQIA+ community.
A project of Coloured Voices Media Foundation, Kampala, Uganda
Coloured Voices is a member of Rainbow Advocacy's OUR PRIDE Video Network, connecting members in 22 countries across Africa, sponsored by WeVideo.
In 2024, you can follow and watch the project's development on Roar Social.
We dedicate this project to slain Kenyan Fashion Designer / Model / Activist Edwin Chiloba.
We are incredibly grateful for your willingness to invest in our mission of empowering this marginalized LGBTQIA+ community. Your consideration and support mean the world to us.
We understand the importance of transparency and open communication in building successful collaborations. Therefore, we warmly invite you to contact us for any additional information or to explore potential partnerships. We are here to provide you with all the necessary details and answer any questions you may have.
Together, through strategic collaboration, we can create a more inclusive and equitable world. Your contributions, whether financial support or strategic partnerships, will make a significant difference in our efforts to amplify diverse narratives and empower underrepresented communities.
Once again, we express our deepest gratitude for your consideration and support. We hope to have the opportunity to work together and make a lasting impact on the lives of those we aim to serve.
Please feel free to reach out to us at [[email protected]] at your convenience. Thank you again for your valuable support.
Coloured Voices Media Foundation
The Anti Homosexuality Act 2023 has left dire consequences on the LGBTQIA+ Ugandans with many jobless and homeless.
According to the HRAPF Uganda report from 1st to 31st July 2023, 84 cases were handled across the legal aid network, with 53 0f these containing actions that specifically targeted people for negative treatment on the basis of their sexuality, affecting a total of 67 persons.
Of the 53 cases, 26 were cases of evictions from homes, villages and rented properties affecting 33; 21 were cases of actual/ threatened violence affecting 24 persons; and 6 were cases of arrests affecting 10 persons who are all LGBTQIA+.
Through our emails and phone calls direct we’ve so far received more 86 victims of evictions, job displacements and violence threats. This number is just increasing every day.
● Our vision is for a safe and secure world where humanity and diversity for prosperity takes center.
● Our objectives include:
● Our Core Values include:
Transparency, Innovation, Inclusion, Self-love, Compassion, Generosity, Equity, Confidence
Through thorough research and experience, at Coloured Voices, we discovered skills, equipment and productivity is the only solution, not spoon feeding.
Through this project we are aiming to skill more than 30 LGBTQIA+ Ugandans and also create jobs for more than 60 of them. We are going to teach them how to make clothing using electric sewing machines and also sell them, thus hitting two birds with one stone. One is skilled with how to make a garment and then earns through selling it. Thus, creating jobs and also empowering the LGBTQIA+ Ugandans.
The specific goals and expected outcomes of the project include:
The steps and activities that will be involved in implementing the project include:
In conclusion, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the potential donors and partners of Coloured Voices Media Foundation for considering our organization as a recipient of your support and collaboration.
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