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Dance on film: Breakdance Project Uganda


VIDEO: Breakdance Project Uganda – filmed by Jon Smiff

Uganda is often referred to as one of the worst places on earth to be a child


Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU) is a non-profit organisation that teaches kids how to, well, breakdance. The majority for the children BPU works with live in the streets of Kampala, and is centered on the belief that everyone can learn and everyone can teach and has the capacity to be a positive role model to others.

Filmed by Jon Smiff (co founder of Sprinkle Lab) the footage is taken from one of the sessions the organisations run, and also highlights the great work they do keeping young children off the streets.

There is also a feature length documentary about breakdance within Uganda called Bouncing Cats – it tells the story of Abraham ‘Abramz’ Tekya, who creates a free workshop teaching youth b-boy culture to disenfranchised kids living in Kampala and Gulu in North Uganda in 2006 . Uganda is often referred to as one of the worst places on earth to be a child.

Below is another video Sprinkle Lab created for charity:water  – who are on a mission to ‘bring safe drinking water to every person in the world’. The charity’s founder, Scott Harrison gave an emotional talk at the WIRED conference in 2012, which is well worth watching.

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