Brass for Africa
Brass for Africa is a non-profit organisation that uses music to empower and to improve the lives of extremely disadvantaged young people in Uganda and Liberia. Working with local organisations, Brass for Africa provides brass music education, performance opportunities and life skills training to young people from orphanages, street projects and rehabilitation centres. This intervention provides participating children and youth with music and life skills so that they may fulfill potential and develop critical skillsets. Currently, Brass for Africa provides brass music education to over 600 children in the greater Kampala area each week!
Brass for Africa’s programmes in Uganda and Liberia are based on a successful, individual-focused model which includes the following strands of activity:
· Music education: this includes brass band training sessions and performance opportunities
· Teacher training: opportunity for ex-participants to receive training towards working as music teachers for Brass for Africa
· Welfare and life skills: psychosocial support, counselling and skills workshops for the most vulnerable children
· Provision of instruments, equipment and instrument repair
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