The Bavubuka Foundation is a non-profit organization that believes that connecting youth with music and the arts can transform lives and unify diverse communities. Created by Silas Balabyekkubo (aka Babaluku), an award-winning musician, producer, community youth activist and social entrepreneur. Since 2005 he has spent much of his time engaging in dialogue with youth and elders of different communities both in the cities and the villages of Uganda, US & Canada; learning and documenting their truth, exchanging positive dialogue, and creating the physical platforms needed to inspire solution-driven action concerning the future of young people. The continued absence of opportunity in marginalized and diaspora communities is unacceptable. It is this that pushes Silas to explore all mediums of expression to find ways to bridge the gap between the youth and those in positions to facilitate the necessary change. Silas is dedicated to changing lives and giving hope to young people.
Each Bavubuka project fosters and promotes reconciliation and peace building activities by using transformative art to cultivate personal empowerment within a united communal effort. Bavubuka provides youth with the opportunity to gain new skills, bring their own creations to life, and develop relationships that connect them to their immediate community, the larger Diaspora struggle, and a global peace building movement. We know that when youth are provided with space, given full access to resources, empowered with education, and encouraged to express their creativity, they have the will and power to build a greater community for a stronger future. The Bavubuka Foundation strongly believes that through music, a movement that represents peace, love, equality, and unity will be established.
We take our convictions and turn them into action. Building a safe space to find strength, healing, and community by reflecting and in sharing our experiences and stories. Exploring our difference and similarities as we grow and connect with a foundation of our inspiration to live with purpose contributing to humanity with our magical series of gifts.
We focus on making sure that young, gifted leaders from marginalized communities have access to professional spaces of learning and mentors who value sharing their success stories to inspire a generation to rise, build, and affect change. We take our convictions and turn them into actions that make a long-lasting difference.
We know that when youth are provided with space, given full access to resources, empowered with education and encouraged to express their creativity, they have the will and power to build a better community for a stronger future.
We are a grassroots organization with an innovative and inspirational approach to create avenues for young people to attain every possible opportunity for an active role in community engagement.In addition to our current programs, we are always available to discuss the facilitation of original projects that empower youth and encourage them to shine. Get in touch today!
We aim to cultivate a mentality of success and excellence through programs, workshops, and festivals, that share knowledge and truth from a place of encouraging authentic practices as contributing factors to new approaches strengthening capacity for community building and development. Be a part of an impassioned team focused on positive change.
Our community is full of individuals, businesses, non-profits, and organizations that address the challenges of underserved communities. Our partners contribute more than money. Their ideas, volunteer power, in-kind support, and more are helping build stronger young leaders and communities. Help us soar, Connect with us today for more details
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