Mbira In Schools is a project that was initiated by Albert Chimedza who owns and runs music retailer called Mbira Centre. The plan started off in February 2014 when Chimedza spearheaded the “Mbira in Schools” project in partnership with the Culture Fund and European Union Programme for Arts and Culture Development.
On 27 February 2015, the project was established in conjunction with the Culture Fund and European Union at The Mbira Centre in Highlands, Harare. The thrust of the project is bent on promoting the use of mbira as a tool for music and culture education in Zimbabwean schools.
Chimedza challenged the corporate sector to promote traditional music in schools as a way of cultivating future generations that appreciate local culture. Mbira In Schools also helps to stimulate and preserve the traditional instrument and impart the knowledge of the instrument to generations to come. The project has reportedly roped in more than 30 schools from different parts of the country.