Manchester CIC partners with Mosquito to develop racism education app

01 October, 2020

Wisdom Against Racism, is launching a unique video streaming app and website called MUSA. Its objective is to enable young people to navigate, challenge and disarm racism.

In a partnership with Mosquito Digital for the last 12 months, MUSA is empowering the next generation to holistically understand the matrix of British society and strategically navigate the unique challenges that racism manifests. MUSA is the authentic, relevant and trusted one-stop-shop specifically designed to fill this space that has been left out in primary and secondary education.

Mosquito and Wisdom Against Racism trial a lesson at a local high school in Manchester

Dominic Bruce MUSA founder and Mubarak Panti from Mosquito trialling a lesson at Moss Side High School.

MUSA will encourage engagement by providing young people the knowledge they care about, making them feel listened to and cared for. The inspiration for MUSA came from personal experiences and the conclusions of several government-funded reports such as the Lambeth Report, Black Caribbean Underachievement in Schools in England, 2017 and the McGregor-Smith Review.

“The English school system has produced dismal academic results for a high percentage of Black Caribbean pupils over the last 60 years. National research has shown that their achievements persistently lag behind the average achievement of their peers, and this gap is growing at the end of primary and secondary education.”
LAMBETH REPORT
MUSA team

Mubarak Panti, Anthony Diver and Dominic Bruce

MUSA will provide access to its extensive database of empowering and informative videos, downloadable activity sheets, and integrated quizzes designed to help people navigate a system still trying to find its feet in the area of diversity and equality. In addition to its database of historical information, debates, political analysis, interviews, documentaries, plus knowledge from philosophers, leaders and mentors, MUSA also serves as an important classroom resource. Educators will be provided with features including online analysis of students’ behaviour, time spent on content, quiz scores, categories viewed, and more.

“It is not possible to immediately end racism, but we can educate ourselves and the next generation to navigate, challenge and disarm it. We have for too long accepted a young person having minimal understanding and awareness of a subject that can fundamentally impact their personality, confidence and potential, whether they are Black, Asian or White. We have an obligation to ensure racism and unconscious bias does not pollute the next generation as it has previously. MUSA is an essential asset towards achieving that goal.”
DOMINIC BRUCE, FOUNDER OF WISDOM AGAINST RACISM.

Officially launching in September 2020, individuals can join MUSA for free now to access Founding Member benefits inclusive of using the Beta version of MUSA. MUSA will be available for download across a number of devices, from mobile phones to desktop computers. With its mobile nature, MUSA will be available to distribute globally to individuals, schools, colleges, universities, youth referral centres, prisons and other institutions.

Wisdom Against Racism have created a product that can potentially protect young people from racism on a global scale, they are now actively seeking partnerships and sponsorships from individuals, brands and organisations that share a desire to combat racism. 

For more information on the MUSA app or to join and benefit from 25% discount as a Founding Member visit https://www.wisdomagainstracism.com/musa

“We have been working closely with Wisdom Against Racism for some time now and we’re delighted to see MUSA’s launch as it is such an inspiring tool for young people. We want to take this opportunity to celebrate this initiative and to continue to contribute and fund the future developments of the project; allowing Mosquito’s commitment to empower and inform our students and parents here in the UK.”
ANTHONY DIVER, MANAGING DIRECTOR, MOSQUITO

Corporate Workshops

Wisdom Against Racism can offer workshops and guidance within corporate settings, including training for employers and their employees. With lived experienced experts from the black community, providing a comfortable safe environment to discuss all aspects of racism in a progressive and empowering way.
For more information, get in touch.