THE SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITY IS OFTEN UNHEARD AND MISUNDERSTOOD.
YOU CAN HELP SPREAD THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE BY CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS THE MAKING OF A SERIES OF SONGS AND VIDEOS THAT WILL CULMINATE INTO A SHORT DOCUMENTARY
One of the ways in which we can make the world a better place for our special ones is to destigmatize special needs by educating people through our stories and slices of our lives. Our journey is bittersweet, it's real and it's hopeful. We are inviting special needs families from across the world to collaborate with us by submitting pictures, audio & video clips that capture their daily lives.
“The day will come when we'll not only accept but also celebrate individuals with special needs. We want to celebrate that day with you.”
— Jana Viljoen aka Ziya
Ziya aka Jana Viljoen is a South African singer, composer and music producer residing in Pennsylvania, USA. She is the proud mother of four, three of whom have special needs, and co-founder of a non profit named Brain Child Fund (BCF). Ziya discovered the perfect project to marry her passion for music with her heart for the special needs community. BCF and a team of creatives are making this pioneering project possible, doing something that hasn't been done before, namely to record special needs families' sounds and environments, documenting bits of their journey, and capturing their stories in songs and music videos. This will give the audience a glimpse into the worlds of individuals with special needs from various backgrounds and countries.
We invite special needs families TO COLLABORATE WITH US BY SUBMITTING unique sounds which they have recorded and videos/pictures they have taken of their special ones. All the tracks will result in a visual album, a concept where a video accompanies each song on an album. The music videos will contain footage and sound recordings of the participants. The culmination of the project is the creation of a short documentary that tells this unique and important story.