Mummy FoundationThe Mummy Foundation is a girl-driven organisation working towards the support and protection of extremely vulnerable girls and young women in Katwe, the largest impoverished settlement in Kampala.
In Katwe life can be challenging, especially for girls and young women. Food and proper sanitation is scarce, whilst violence and sexual abuse against women are rampant. Mummy Foundation believes that by investing in young women, providing education, life-skills, education, and music opportunities, it can break the cycle of poverty and exploitation. The first step in alleviating the issues surrounding these life-threatening conditions is to empower women to lift themselves and their communities out of destitution. In turn, this will build better lives for future generations.
In 2014, having outgrown its original tiny room, Brass for Africa built its current centre. The capacity to provide support expanded from 50 to 250 people every week. Today Brass for Africa delivers twice-weekly brass music education, choir sessions and life-skills training to girls and young women in the centre, as well as regular community performances and special events. We also continue to fund salaries for key members of Mummy Foundation teaching and management staff.
This is a very special programme where we aim to tackle gender discrimination through the support of the arts and education for girls.