The Bavubuka Foundation

The Bavubuka Foundation

The Bavubuka (youth) Foundation is a non-profit organisation that believes that connecting youth with music and the arts can transform lives and unify diverse communities.

The Foundation was created by Silas Balabyekkubo (aka Babaluku), an award-winning musician, producer, community youth activist and social entrepreneur. Also a founding member of Uganda’s legendary Hip Hop group, Bataka Squad, Silas is known for introducing Luga Flow to Uganda’s creative scene. This unique and powerful style of positive Hip Hop music has inspired youth in Uganda to embrace and celebrate their native languages, culture and tradition. Bavubuka is dedicated to changing lives and giving hope to young people: from the ghetto slums of Kampala to war torn Northern Uganda. The Bavubuka Foundation supports projects that are calling forth the spirit of Ugandan people in creative arts, youth empowerment, education, community development, sports, fashion, journalism, and community- building events.

As a foundation we are dedicated to creating spaces and educational programs that nurture and empower a new generation of young leaders, in Uganda and all of Africa, who will use their voices to communicate positive messages and effect positive change in their communities and the world.

Each Bavubuka project incorporates reconciliation and peace building activities by using transformative art to cultivate personal empowerment within a united communal effort. Bavubuka provides Ugandan 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 Ugandan struggle, and a global peace building movement.

We know that when youth in Uganda 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 Ugandan future.


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