Mwiya Mubyana is a modzi student who continues to follow his passion for music. At 14 years old he wrote and recorded this song "Umoyo", meaning "life". In his song, Mwiya advocates for the many homeless children living on the streets in Zambia. Once faced with such adversity, Mwiya has since had the opportunity to return to school via modzi.
Mwiya is just one of millions of children who has struggled with a lack of access to quality education. Rather than lose hope, he continues to use his voice for good. "I want to reach people through my music. Children are the future.. we have to be heard."
This holiday season, we ask you to remember that many can only dream of the opportunities some are afforded everyday. We ask you to please consider supporting our efforts, and to join us in becoming a part of the modzi movement! Together, we can empower vulnerable, talented youth like Mwiya to effect positive change in their communities - change starts with one.
You can contribute to modzi's current fundraising campaign at https://www.classy.org/modzimovement and can learn more about the organization at https://www.modzi.org
This video was created by Jensen Butler. Filmed entirely in Zambia, the video features several modzi students. The song "Umoyo" was originally written by Mwiya Mubyana, and was recorded/produced by Echo Records in Lusaka, Zambia.