Fundacion Sirenaica

To promote the development of singing skills, music and arts in children and youth with talent, thus educating and contributing to social transformation of the most vulnerable communities within the Metropolitan Area of Medellin. Our work is done with the help of artist teachers who are also committed with the children's formation in values.
Jan 28, 2015

2014 achievements, New Year's Resolution

Concert. Santa Teresa Seniors
Concert. Santa Teresa Seniors' care Household.

Dear Donor, 

Fundación Sirenaica wishes you a Happy, Prosperous, Succesfull and Full of MUSIC 2015! We know well that this is a time to desire, wish and tryout for new goals, to review last year's acomplishments and to learn from mistakes. Pur Christmas was full of concerts and performances. Here is a testimony of one of our young teachers/monitors, a reflextion of 2014 results:

"2014 was a year of new challenges and learning in this adventure that has now been living for two years and promises to continue at giant steps. Children haven’t yet lost their love for music through all this time they’ve been singing; quite the opposite, they desire bigger and more ambitious challenges, they dream of art as a way of life and observe carefully with a lot of kindness the aptitudes and attitudes of their teachers. “Youth singers transform lives by teaching others” is a project that has been able to capture the kid’s attention, that has reached bigger and more important scenarios and that has offered presentations with better quality each time.

As a teacher in this process,  I am amazed with the children´s progress, the parents ‘and school members’ recognition, the satisfaction of everyone after each performance, the love of transmitting knowledge the same way I received it and the blessing of being useful to my community, my country and humanity.

The impact is quite big and each time there is more young people betting for education, there are more kids in love with art, singing and music. THANK YOU to everyone who has supported in any way this dedicated work. With your support we advance into a more human city, a better future. "

Finally, I recommend just a few things for enjoying this upcoming year: 

1. Listen to more music. Music has the power to activate our emotions, our brain and and feelings. 

2. Take time to care for yourself. Give yourself a present for you efforts, don´t be to harsh when things don´t come out just right.

3. Care about others. Not just collaborating with foundations and projects; begin at home, being generous and loving with your family. 

4. Write down two or three realistic goals, and review them monthly. KEEP UP! 

5. BE HAPPY AND SMILE A LITTLE BIT MORE! 

Just try to be balanced, to reach equilibrium between all our human areas: physical, spiritual, intelectual, emotional. 

Thank you,

 

My best regards and wishes , 

Elisa Escobar

Belen, San Jose
Belen, San Jose
December concerts
December concerts
Oct 31, 2014

Flowers, friendship and Halloween

Feria de Flores concert
Feria de Flores concert
Hello Dearest Donors,
Long time, no see! Don´t worry, we're back with a bunch of great news!
Every year, as you may know, Medellin holds an event full of colors, music and FLOWERS! It is called "Feria de Flores", commemorating the cultural richness of our region. Fundación Sirenaica participated in various events. Two concerts given by our kids from "Youth Singers".
1. A total of 50 children from our program held a concert right on a street, organized by the city mayor
2. 80 of our children offered a concert in colombian music at the Pablo Tobón Uribe theatre. 
  • Both of the events showed an important improvement: some of our kids were able to sing some solos, which undoubtedly reinforced their talent and self-esteem. It was beautiful and breath-taking. These events were fully organized and directed by our young monitors which gain expertise everyday.
  • Our monitors keep training: one hour per week of choral direction, rythms, repertoire and concert set up.
  • Our progam is now benefitting 9 institutions, 250 children directly, and 2 new institutiones assigned to 9 of our young monitors in alliance with Municipio de Medellin, from which a total of 650 students are being taught.
We invite you to share our webpage and the pictures attached. New videos were posted and it is all very outstanding! 
Once again thank you for your donations, your interest. All of the above was possible with YOUR HELP! 
Happy Halloween!!!!
Feria de Flores concert
Feria de Flores concert
Monitors in choral direction lessons
Monitors in choral direction lessons
Jul 21, 2014

Share our link, let's go viral!

Monitors after pedagogy workshop
Monitors after pedagogy workshop
“Ampliando horizontes” also known as “Youth singers transform lives by teaching others” wants to grow even more. Results can be seen in the children who receive lessons from young monitors . Still, we need A LOT of help! Fundación Sirenaica is committed with thousands of students, all of them linked to one of our programs or chourses. The thing is, each program counts on different sponsors for financial aid. “Youth singers” counts on GlobalGiving’s donors; we want you all, our dear donators to spread the voice. Help us find more beneficent souls as you were to contribute to the expansion of this cause.  

The project you have all helped us sort out has some good news for you. Even though we still need more of your help we have managed to acquire some resources to keep it going without interruption. Seeing the results of these thousands of children growing cannot stop and with your help it won´t. Your help consists not only on donations but on sharing our link, our Facebook pictures, the upcoming events, the link to GlobalGiving, watching our videos, etcetera! 

 

WHAT’S NEW ABOUT OUR SINGERS?

Two of our senior girls began teaching classes too. This means that two new groups are learning from these young monitors.

Our monitors received a workshop on pedagogy, full of topics such as: 

  • Planning a class not as a job duty but as an encounter between student and teacher to exchange knowledge.
  • Using routine or repetition as an activity that encourages rather than bore.

 

Our monitors are constantly teaching but they never quit their own formation . Up to date they work 2 hours per week and with your help they will be able to teach more.

All monitors together are teaching a total of 250 children.

 If you have any suggestions we are listening! Email: sirenaica@gmail.com

Remember donors: SPREAD THE VOICE,! SHARE OUR LINK! VISIT OUR PAGE! All of these will certainly help!

 

MY BEST REGARDS! 

TANGO presentation by Iuventus chorus
TANGO presentation by Iuventus chorus

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