“Umkulo” means music in many different languages in southern Africa. It’s more than just a few notes and words turned into a song though. Umkulo is hope at it’s basic level. As Nelson Mandela said, “that song gives people hope.” We agree.
Our goal is not to turn our dreams for Africa into reality, but to turn Africa’s great dreams into reality—specifically those whose dreams involve teaching music and using the arts as a way to awaken hope. With music being such a prolific opportunity, children who receive this sort of education can not only diversify their dreams and use their talents to climb out of poverty, but also inspire their community to unite behind a greater purpose in life.