“I am so happy that even though I was not able to continue with my studies, I am adding something in my community. And as a girl, the skills I am gaining through this band will help me so much in the future. I am so thankful to Brass for Africa in partnership with Muwala Asobola Community Initiative for giving me the chance of playing music and learning how to play my trumpet.”
Shakira is just one example of the direct impact that the Brass for Africa music and life-skills lessons has on young individuals.
It was such a privilege to speak to her and to hear her inspiring story. She is an ever-improving musician, role model to other young men and women and an example of just how true the quote on the wall behind her really is.