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We are Viva Sonus. Latin for “a lively sound”, our group name symbolises our ambition. We want to use music for to bring joy, to fundraise, to heal.

Our team consists of five members:

  • Sibabalwe
  • Jateen
  • Callen
  • Okuhle
  • Nkanyezi



Ubuko is a peer of ours who has lost both his legs and many fingers to meningococcal septicaemia. He has blade prosthetics for movement, but lacks a full set of fingers. Our goal is to raise money and offer our time to help obtain a robotic hand for him.

To do this, we have decided to play music in the form of a three-hour marathon. This would amount to a song list of approximately one-hundred pieces (each about three minutes). All of us in Viva Sonus have a passion and love for music, and we found this fitting as a fundraiser because not only do many instruments require heavy finger-work, music has long been used as a comparison and metaphor for healing, living and an expression of pure humane acts.

We would like to ask you to donate to our campaign, preferably per song. Just 50cents per song (amounting to R50) will help us reach (and hopefully surpass) our goal of R1000.

East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Music for Lives – Viva Sonus

R1,100.00 Raised
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Goal: R1,000.00
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Music is healing and soothing. It is the universal language of kindness and love”-Debashish Mridha.

Ubuko was 2 years old when he was diagnosed with meningococcal septicaemia. This led to him having gangrene of his legs and many fingers, resulting in him losing these. He has blade prosthetics which help him walk, but having lost many fingers, he finds great difficulty doing daily things that we take for granted.

He has made us all realise how fortunate we are, and we are really grateful for having all our limbs intact. He has such a wonderful attitude to life despite his many challenges, and most of us are inspired by his enthusiasm. We have decided to help him obtain a robotic hand by embarking on this fundraiser, so that his journey could be easier.

Music is a language that speaks to our hearts and minds, and people through the ages have found inspiration, healing, power and joy in it. Our group has a passion for music and we see music as all these things too. We thought that we could share our love for music with everyone, whilst raising funds for our peer in need. We feel the same way that Billy Joel does when he said:

I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.

By donating as little as 50cents per song, you will be able to add your bit of music to our symphony as we strive to get Ubuko his new hand.




Name Donate Amount Date
Anonymous R100.00 August 24, 2022 6:35 am
Anonymous R100.00 August 23, 2022 10:53 am
Tehjal / Bhavni Ravgee R200.00 August 23, 2022 9:11 am
Rakesh Jogei R200.00 August 22, 2022 4:42 pm
Deepa Jogei R500.00 August 22, 2022 4:10 pm


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