During a recent All-Star Band weekend, some of the members expressed their concern and worry about a lack of hygiene within their communities due to rubbish and waste being discarded improperly. This valid and pressing concern inspired Brass for Africa to take action and organise a community clean up event on Saturday 28th of May.
The community of Gogonya 2 is near the Brass for Africa Centre in Nsambya, and is an area where many of our students live (primarily those from Nsambya Community Band), and it is only a short march away from the Centre. In the community, there is an illegal dumping site for rubbish which has become overwhelmed with waste. Of particular concern is that the dumping site is located next to a water source which is used for washing bodies, and clothes, and for collecting drinking water for approximately 500 people.