Hope for JusticeIn 2017, Brass for Africa partnered with Hope For Justice Uganda, a locally-led non-profit organisation in Kampala. Its aim is to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims and restoring lives. By finding vulnerable youth a skill and an activity, it helps them stay in a safe path towards rehabilitation.
Brass for Africa provides a Music and Life-Skills programme twice a week at three Hope For Justice centres located in Kampala, as well as regular performance opportunities and special events within the area. As the beneficiaries are typically residents at the Centres for only 12 weeks (after which they are re-homed), we use p-Buzz instead of brass instruments. P-Buzz instruments are fun and easy to play, perfect for our short-term intervention programme.
Music promotes teamwork and opens communication channels, which assists social-workers in counselling these marginalised children and young people. “Through music, children realise that they can achieve something in their lives. They see that they are loved, and it is through this feeling that they are able to open up and communicate their traumas. As social-workers, this then supports and advances our own work and we are able to rehabilitate and reintegrate street children back into their families or foster care much quicker”. Hope For Justice staff credit the regular Brass for Africa sessions with improving and speeding up the process of rehabilitation:
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