We use cookies to enhance your visit. By continuing to browse you are agreeing to our use of cookies.       About Our Cookies right arrow     Accept and Hide cookie policy

Posted On: 12th Nov 2014

Find A Solution

Fixer Patricio Duzda
The music video discusses the impact of making bad choices in life
Members of the group, Aron, Roman and Patricio perform the song

Concerned that younger generations in their area are surrounded by negative influences, Patricio Duzda, Aron Cuga and their team are showing others how to take a more positive path in life.

 

The duo are working together to tackle the serious issues they feel are rife in Cliftonville, a neighbourhood of Margate in Kent.

 

'We couldn't even play football without finding needles on the floor,' explains Patricio.    

 

'We've seen things like abuse, bullying and drunk people.

 

'I know people that have got themselves involved with drugs, become addicted and messed their lives up.

 

'We just thought to ourselves, "This isn't right."'

 

Aron adds: 'We would experience stuff like this every day and we didn't want our brothers, sisters or children growing up around it.'

 

The two Fixers are using their talents in music to encourage others to pursue their own healthy hobby and ignore other pressures in the community such as substance abuse.

 

Aron explains: 'I never knew the area was that bad until I got older.

 

'My brother used to rap with his friends and I wanted to be like him, and from that point on I never gave up.'

 

With the help of Fixers and local musician Kotchin, the pair – along with team member Roman Miko – have created a music video to go with a song they’ve written.

 

Using lyrics like 'stop, think - don’t sink' and ‘put down the drugs', they encourage young people to make positive choices in their lives.

 

You can watch their Fixers music video 'Find a Solution' at the top of this page.

 

Wanting to end the cycle of negative experiences in the area, the group hope their music video will show others that they don't have to be a product of their environment.

 

'I want people to see it in schools and the community. I want it to reach as many people as possible,' says Patricio.

 

'It should get others thinking about the fact that if they can do something good they should do it, like music or football.

 

'If you have a dream then chase it, don't waste it.'

 

Help Fix it - Share this Story!

 

Using his experiences from prison, Mohammad Awais is showing others
the importance of making the right decisions in life.

 

Author: Cara Laithwaite

Comments

displaying 1 - 3 of 50
fixer hero

Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.

Charity No 298643    Company No 2194957