Music is a tool for social change and a vector of expression for people who live in difficult conditions. No where is that more evident than the Ntonga Music School in Gugulethu, South Africa. The true testament, for us of the power of music and it's incredible ability to change is the progress we see in our students. One of those students is Bongiwe, she is the shining star of the saxophone class.
As Bongiwe told us, "Music distracts us from doing wrong things and it is a tool to reduce crime. I wish politicians would give us the opportunity to open more music schools in South Africa."
Although Gugulethu, like many places in the world is still struggling to rise from the past and forge a better future there is hope in the young.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to help make this world a better place, one instrument, one young person, one community at a time.
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.