A kinder, safer, more equitable world.
We believe that each person, regardless of gender, is powerful and should have access to his, her, their dreams.
My father passed away when I was 14 years old. My mother was out of the country at the time so I was not witness to her devastation when she found out about her husband’s death, but I assume it was similar to mine. Likely on her flight home, the frightening reality of raising three sons on her own began to set in. But my mother took it one day at a time, and she made sure to keep our family safe and strong. I knew it was an example of courage and unconditional love as I was living through it, but I am more amazed and grateful now that I myself am a parent.
We all know of someone who has displayed this type of courage. Globally, women are dealt disadvantages throughout their lives, but we hear countless stories of girls and women who overcome long odds to be triumphant. Now...just imagine the stories we’d hear if we could give young girls the same opportunities we give young boys.
Just imagine if, instead of holding back the potential and strength of half of our world, we encouraged it! In September of 2015, the countries of the United Nations adopted a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030, with examples like No Poverty, Zero Hunger, and Good Health and Well-Being. Empowering young girls and building empathy in children through music and emotional intelligence is Amani Project’s way of fulfilling what we imagine. Just imagine, and let’s make it happen!
Founder, Chairman of the Board