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Vulnerable girls find their voice

The Mummy Foundation, Kampala

The Mummy Foundation was set up by M-Lisada leader Bosco Segawa in memory of his mother, to support vulnerable young women who might otherwise be drawn into crime and prostitution in the slums of Kampala.

When it began the shelter was described as 'a dark dank room full of young girls'. With Musequality and Brass For Africa's support, and a very generous private donation, it is now brightly painted with furniture, electric lighting and essential facilities. They have knocked through to the next house to provide a small office and bedroom with bunks that the girls can use if things are difficult at home. In this short film, project leaders Lucy Khan and Kevin Gibson Ssabaganzi proudly show off the refurbished space. Watch the film here.

Music is one of the ways the foundation is engaging the young women and building their self-esteem. The girls are learning to play donated recorders, and are also being taught to sing by Frank Katoola, headmaster of the nearby Tender Talents Magnet School.

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