MLISADA stands for Music, Life Skills, And Destitution Alleviation, and its mission is to reduce the number of children living on the streets and provide opportunities to less privileged children in Kampala. It currently provides shelter for over 75 children and serves a total of 150.
The Elgon Brass Band (now Elgon Youth Development Centre) was formed by Fredrick Kyewalyanga in 2009. A grant from Musequality enabled the band to buy much-needed instruments and rent a building to house the project. Our ongoing support has helped the project to add vocational training and income generating activities to their programme.
This is a school for marginalised children in Kasangati, near Kampala. It was set up to offer education and arts training to children who have lost parents and family members to AIDS or are fleeing from war. Musequality helped to get the music programme started and funds a choral training initiative.
Located in the heart of two of Kampala’s worst slums, these are residences for disabled adults and children. More than 30 children are now learning to play brass instruments with the help of their good neighbours, M-Lisada, funded by Brass for Africa and Musequality.