Six of Uganda’s top artistes join hands in the Sing For Change campaign, a new project to uplift fellow Ugandans and their communities.
The Sing For Change campaign was initiated by PATH, a 40 year old NGO with a major aim to improve health, livelihood, and tackle disease prevention in communities. This force of artistes comprises of Rema Namakula, Mesach Semakula, Pastor Wilson Bugembe, Dr. Hilderman, Joanita Kawalya and Ziza Bafana. They are counting on their music to be able to influence and inspire populations towards bettering their lives in general.
The artistes spearheading this campaign were selected on the basis of the magnitude their influence can have on the common man, their willingness to volunteer and also their attitude towards the concept of the initiative. The most looked at issues are how the campaign can influence communities in; the vast fight against diseases, reduction in the rates of early pregnancy for the girl child, and to create awareness and sensitization about child neglect using their most powerful tool of music. Also, the songs are supposed to create further sensitization of issues on HIV/AIDs, Tuberculosis, Nutrition, Family Planning, among others.
To this cause, the artistes involved have already compiled a 13 song album to counter the problems in the various targeted communities.
While meeting at the launch of the initiative at Hotel Africana, Moses Dambo the Executive Director of PATH informed that they have also organized a free mega concert to put this campaign to full effect on 13th April this year and it is to be held at Serena Hotel.
Way to go for our artistes, inspire the masses.