Providing health services and uplifting the daughters of sex workers in Kampala through professional training

Harriet Kamashanyu

Harriet is the Founder and Executive Director of Rhythm Of Life – Uganda. She has four years of experience working with marginalized communities. Her work with girls and women is focused on education, health, human rights advocacy, awareness and economic empowerment. Harriet holds a BA in Development Studies from Makerere University, Kampala and a postgraduate certificate in Social entrepreneurship and Leadership from International Institute of Social Entrepreneurs in India.


Harriet took part in SE Forum’s SE Outreach Accelerator in 2014.


Rhythm of Life

Rhythm of Life is an initiative targeting sex workers in Kampala with an aim of providing health services, counselling and training. The hallmark of the social initiative is providing health services to sex workers and professional training to the daughters of sex workers through a health café established in their ‘own turf’ – the red light area of Kabalagala. The social initiative is aimed at building and earning trust amongst a group of individuals who still face stigmatisation and social exclusion in Kampala and in turn uplift and provide career development to their daughters through professional healthcare training.