A refuge and education/training centre for girls in the Katwe slum of Kampala


to build a school for vulnerable girls and teenage mothers in the Katwe slum of Kampala. Brass for Africa has supported the establishment of a refuge run by the Mummy Foundation, a local community organisation, from its inception and we have funded a full-time qualified school teacher as well as continual improvements to the existing facility, which has now become extremely overcrowded and potentially unsafe. we have bought a new plot of land nearby and are seeking to fund a new building to expand services and beneficiaries.

The Mummy Foundation was established in 2011 by Bosco Segawa, a former street child originating from the Katwe slum in Kampala who we met a few years ago as the founder and director of M-Lisada, a unique organisation that offers "Music, life skills and destitution alleviation" to street kids in Kampala. M-Lisada has been running for over a decade and has changed the lives of hundreds of kids and their communities. As is often the case, when projects are successful they reveal new challenges and in Bosco's case he began to see the great need of vulnerable young girls in his community, and set up the Mummy Foundation in memory of his mother.

MF was formed with the simple mission to provide a refuge, or safe place where young girls and teenage mothers in the Katwe slum of Kampala could go and have someone to talk to, get a meal, and increasingly engage in educational and persoanl development activities.

Brass for Africa has been a staunch supporter of the Mummy Foundation since its inception and through our supporters have been able to provide improvements to the existing facility. BfA also funds the employment of a qualified school teacher to work with the young and vulnerable girls at this vital refuge.

There can be up to 90 girls using the facility each day and the existing humble room has become extremely overcrowded. BfA is delighted to have been able to buy a new plot of land next to the existing building and are now in the process of funding a brand new building to house the Mummy Foundation and the girls.At almost £30,000 this is our largest single investment but we truly believe the foundation provides a vital service to these young girls and their community.

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