Music for underpriviledged children in Colombia



Notas de Paz is a model for peace building through education and musical training for 125 children living in an area of extreme poverty and a high rate of social violence in Cali, Colombia.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Children from Bellavista in Cali, Colombia, are exposed every day to the harsh reality of extreme poverty, teen gangs, social and domestic violence and a culture that accepts violence as a way of solving daily conflicts. Notas de Paz is a program that goes beyond music training, it uses music as a strategy for promoting a culture of peaceful co-existance and for preventing social risk factors, as it is an extra-curricular activity that contributes to the full development of the individual.

How will this project solve this problem?

Notas de Paz offers musical training, psychosocial support and a daily nutritional supplement to 125 children and young people who live in Bellavista, an area of extreme poverty and violence in Cali, Colombia.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will give 125 children and young people who have been deprived of the finer things in life, an opportunity to try out their skills, learn self discipline, group work and to dream about a better kind of life through musical education.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $655

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $655 .  The original project funding goal was $39,410.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Fundacion Notas de Paz

Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Project Leader

Gloria Guzman

Cali, Valle del Cauca Colombia

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Map of Music for underpriviledged children in Colombia
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