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Acting High Commissioner visits UK projects in Katwe slum
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Brass for Africa and Mummy Foundation provide hope for children and communities
Acting British High Commissioner Mary Shockledge has visited two British-funded projects in the Katwe slum area of Kampala, a deprived neighbourhood of the Ugandan capital, and seen at first hand the work they are doing with those in need.
The Mummy Foundation is an educational centre which empowers young girls and their communities. New toilet and outdoor washing facilities, a refurbished Library, a new external security wall and colourful children’s mural and new outdoor play equipment have recently been installed at the Mummy Foundation, through a donation from British Airways. The Acting High Commissioner toured the newly equipped centre, and watched an impressive concert put on by Mummy Foundation girls.
Brass for Africa is a UK charity which works to transform young lives and communities in the poorest areas of Africa through music and learning. It seeks to give children and young people the opportunity to learn and play music with others, providing self-belief, self worth, confidence and renewed hope. The Acting High Commissioner attended a concert performed by the “MLISADA” junior and senior bands, which are supported by Brass for Africa. She presented certificates to members of the bands, marking their completion of a 10 day “Foundation in Brass Teaching” course.