Hands For HopeHands for Hope is a community-based organisation providing schooling, social care and skills training to extremely vulnerable children in the informal settlement of Namuwongo, Kampala. In 2017, Brass for Africa partnered with Hands For Hope to deliver a comprehensive Music and Life-Skills programme at their Centre.
At least 40% of the Namuwongo residents live on less than £1 a day and societal problems include sexual assault, open sewage, flooding, mob justice, drug addiction and disinterest in education. It is a very difficult place to survive in let alone thrive in, particularly if you’re a young person playing on the streets with no activities to engage you. Through structured twice-weekly sessions, Brass for Africa aims to create a safe space and sense of community for vulnerable children and youth to gather, learn, and grow.
Using music as a tool to enable change, our project focuses on three outcomes. Firstly, to deliver weekly life-changing music education and life-skills training sessions. Secondly, to support the local economy by employing two local teachers. And finally, to address our four key pillars – gender equality, community development, disability inclusion and workforce readiness – by creating positive change through inclusive performances, workshops, and special events. Beneficiaries learn practical life-skills knowledge through the safe, fun and engaging environment of music education. More importantly, it helps them understand what the specific skills are and how these are transferable and can be applied to other areas of their lives.
Hands for Hope Uganda
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