Save Street ChildrenIn 2016, Brass for Africa launched a music programme in partnership with Save Street Children Uganda (SASCU). SASCU is a locally-led non-profit organisation working on the protection, rehabilitation and support of vulnerable youth in the informal settlement of Kamocha, Kampala.
It is often emotional and physical abuse, combined with poverty, that drives vulnerable children into the streets. According to UNICEF, more than 54% of Kampala’s residents live in informal settlements, where there are over 15,000 street children. In addition, societal and health problems include open sewage, mob justice, drug and alcohol addiction, prostitution and a high-level of disinterest in education. It is a very difficult place to survive in, let alone to thrive in, particularly as a young person.
Through structured, twice-weekly music education and life-skills sessions, Brass for Africa and SASCU aim to continue creating a safe space and sense of community for vulnerable children and youth to gather, learn and grow. This environment will allow us to make an impact not only on the development of each child, but also in addressing wider issues within the community.
Partnering with SASCU, our Music and Life-Skills programme tackles issues faced by marginalised youth living in the Kamocha Slum area. Promoting self-confidence, communication channels, and giving a purpose to those living difficult lives.
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