Here is Natandana Prosy, a trumpeter from Muwala Asobola brass band – one of Brass for Africa’s local partners. She shares with us what music and life-skills has brought to her life.
“Before joining the brass band, I used to stay home without knowing that I had a talent and after joining it, that is when I realised that I can play the trumpet. Through it I am able to show those who think that a girl cannot do anything that I can, or we can, and I do this by playing my trumpet. Whenever I play it, many people get inspired and this makes me feel proud of myself.”
At Brass for Africa, we also believe that boys are a big factor in promoting Gender Equality. Makanga Fahad from Muwala Asobola brass band is one of the boys that have changed their minds towards girls after learning in the band with them:
“Before Brass for Africa I used to think that girls were not important, but after studying with them in the band, I realised that they are as important as boys whereby they can also play all the instruments in the band”, said Makanga.
All of us have a role to play in promoting gender equality and as Brass for Africa, we have done our role through Music and Life-Skills. What about you? Remember, you can promote it by supporting our programmes!
Author: Aisha Nassaazi. Aisha is one of the beneficiaries of our partnership with GLONEVA – a locally-led organisation based in the informal settlement of Namuwongo, Kampala. She is also a member of the Brass for Africa All-Stars Band and is currently a student at the African Institute of Music. During her summer break, Aisha is supporting Brass for Africa in collecting stories from the field and writing articles to share with our global audience!