BWTM operates in Geita, Tanzania where poverty and gender can restrict access to education and employment. In a region where many families are subsistence farmers, 46% of girls and 33% of boys never attend school. Of those that attend school, fewer than half move on to high school.

Geita has also been impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with many people having lost family or friends to the disease. At BWTM, we believe that music is a great community tool that brings people together and supports healing.

While music is a large part of Tanzanian culture, access to musical instruments is very limited, as the cost of musical instruments is astronomical compared to the cost of living. This limitation has meant that most people in Geita have not had the chance to play or even hold a musical instrument.