Youth singers transform lives by teaching others

 
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2015 young monitors! Some are new!
2015 young monitors! Some are new!

Spanish version

Estimados donantes,

 

una vez más les agradecemos por su apoyo en nuestro proyecto. Se aproxima el Día de la Madre y qué mejor regalo que una serenata de nuestros coros solo para ella? Si vives en Medellin no dudes en contactarnos para darle un grandioso regalo a tu mamá y a la vez contribuir a nuestro proyecto "Youth singers tranform lives by teaching others". 

Te dejamos un testimonio de una de nuestras jóvenes profesoras: "Cada año comienza un nuevo reto, nuevos niños por conocer y espero ansiosa el momento en el que las audiciones llegan, escuchar cada niño y decirle que puede ser parte de un barco que viajará por todo Colombia, que puede ser parte de un mundo donde reina el amor. Luego, las clases y su mundo mágico un momento donde todo lo malo se olvida y la música que se vuelve la protagonista d ela historia abriendo los corazones de esos seres hermosos que llamamos niños; la entonación de una nota al unísono y un ritmo que genera felicidad, la cancion que transforma vidas, son la mayor satisfacción  que puedo tener al saber que esos niños se convierten en parte de mi vida, unidos a mi por la música." - Maria Elena, monitora

 

Felices Pascuas, Pasa la voz!

Fundación Sirenaica

 

English Version

Dear donors,

once again THANK YOU for your big support to our beloved cause! Mother´s day is really close and we want to congratulate all our mothers in advance. 

To our student´s moms: thank you for being their biggest support in their formation

To our donor´s mothers: Thanks for giving us this awesome human being to support us through GlobalGiving

To our donors who are moms too: Once again thank you for your donations, and congratulations for the enduring though gratifying job of being a parent.

This month, we invite all our followers to donate as an gift to your own mom, as a way to say thank you and to honour her, and helping our young kids at the same time. 

What better time if it is not Easter to help our cause!

You can see some photos of our groups, the day that GlobalGiving payed us an awesome visit! 

Finally, I leave yo to this beautiful testimony from one of our monitors: "A new challenge begins each year, new kids to know and I anxiosuly wait for the audition moments, to listen to every child and to tell them they will be part of this ship that will travel through Colombia; tell them that they are now part of a world where only love rules. Clases are a magical moment were everything bad is forgotten and music becomes the protagonist of the story, opening this precious kids' hearts, the songs transforming their lives. These kids are the biggest satisfaction i can have, knowing they will become part of my life, joined together by music "- Maria Elena, monitor

 

RAISE YOUR VOICE!!

Elisa Escobar

Project visit with GlobalGiving representative
Project visit with GlobalGiving representative
Another pic from GlobalGiving
Another pic from GlobalGiving's visit
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
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
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

Links:

Musical Cocktail
Musical Cocktail

Regards to all our donors,

April an May are two important months for our organization. Which better months to congratulate and encourage our foundation´s moms and children: the essence of our work! 

Mothers are a golden treasure, they silently take care of us, and delicately hold our hands even if they are not physically beside you. They follow our steps with stealth, keeping us from falling. A mother will focus all of her effort to teach us how to live intensley, savouring each and every instant. They teach us gratitude, the value of simple things, courage and patience. 

It is beacuse of the efforts of thousands of moms that Fundación Sirenaica has grown up to be what it is. Their love, passion, committment  and interest has lead this foundation to be what it is, and these children to become the young people they are. 

NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Coming up, and amazing musical performed by our best students, full of dance, beauty and off course, MUSIC! The event will take place at Cafe Teatro Pablo Tobon Uribe. See you there, May 6th.
  • Our webpage has been uptaded with new videos and pictures, go ahead and scan!
  • Our Twitter account has been renewed, same account, BETTER INFO! Follow us @SirenaicaFund

 

Mothers, congratulations for the the constant and tireless work taht you do; for waking up every day, for rasing you child and for your infinite love. 

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness "~Honoré de Balzac

Sing when you want, sing when you want.... just, ALWAYS SING! 

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Elisa Escobar

Medellin, Antioquia Colombia

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