Tender Talents Magnet SchoolThis secondary school has around 450 pupils aged between 12 and 19. They come from the poorest section of the community. Brass for Africa has supported the school over the years, providing funding for their GCSE Music lessons.
A high-proportion have lost their parents and other family members to HIV/AIDS. Some come from single-parent families and others are refugees from the Northern Uganda conflict. Through our partnership with the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), we are creating young Health Ambassadors. HIV/AIDS continues to be a stigmatised topic, which ultimately means that the health risks and preventions are not spoken about enough. Through music lessons, a safe and comfortable space is opened to discuss and educate on this critical matter. We are inspiring the younger generations within the community to spread awareness and create a force for change.