Jun 7, 2021

Leveraging new strategies

Creando tutoriales para Marimba
Creando tutoriales para Marimba

Since the pandemic began, we have had so many challenges in continuing our work; however, we have been adapting to the needs that children and young people are presenting to continue being close to music.

The number of people we now reach has become smaller, this mainly because many members of the Association do not have access to the technology necessary to be able to have their classes or the necessary resources to continue learning. This is the saddest part we have faced so far.

Despite everything, we continue to use technology to reach those who do have this possibility, and this, until the disease is controlled in our country.

We have developed a series of videos about our national instrument, "La Marimba", with the aim of maintaining the interest and approach to music in all our students. Professor Francisco Linares is the one who has developed this series and has had a great scope and this material will be especially useful even when everything returns to normal, because it contains valuable didactic information about the instrument and can even become "classes" of support to any Professor who needs it.

To continue developing these materials, and to be able to get access to it even those who do not yet have the necessary technology, it is important to continue to count on their help. Remember that it is through your help that we can reach hundreds of Guatemalan children and young people, who today more than ever, need to have positive activities in their lives to continue growing and training as good people.

So, we can only thank you for your valuable help and reaffirm our commitment to continue working, with all the means at our disposal, so that music continues to be part of the development of the children and youth of Guatemala.

Until next time.

Feb 5, 2021

The pandemic has hit us

Dear friends, on this occasion we only want to offer a sincere apology to all of you for not transmitting recently achieved achievements.

We have a reason that has put us in this situation... Covid-19 disease has caught up with us.

We are living, in our families, contagions of this disease that comes to complicate all the work, however, we are full of faith and confidence that all this will happen soon and again we will be able to bring to you good news, especially how music helps thousands of Guatemalan children and young people cope with this disease and defeat it , filling us with good cheer and joy.

Remember that your help has been essential so that Sounds for Life can reach all these children and young people in Guatemala.

With your help we continue to reach 6 public schools in our country, but it still takes a lot to do, especially now that we have to provide different tools to reach all of them.

Thank you for all your help and we look forward to your understanding.

Aug 6, 2020

Fighting the pandemic

Right now, where there are many sick people and many others dying, obviously music has been an aspect of life that has stopped paying attention. In Guatemala this has been even more pronounced and education has come to the background. We are convinced that music would make a big difference in the lives of millions of children and young people who now live locked up most of the time. We know that music would help you live with more joy and peace these moments. It is not convenient for music to be taken out of their lives as well. However, most of our sponsors have stopped supporting our project and we need help to continue fighting the current and bringing the joy of music to the more than 3,000 children and young people who are part of Sounds for Life. We have been working on the development of videos that accompany each of them in their musical development and can continue to make the most of their time in something that will change their lives. Now, more than ever, your help is indispensable for us so that all these children continue to have in their lives THE JOY OF MUSIC.

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