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Mar 27, 2020

Touching the lives of our children and teachers

Recently, a renowned violinist from Guatemala, graduated from the National Conservatory of Music of this country, shared with a Teacher, who is a volunteer ofthe program of Soundsfor Life, ahistory thathas touched our hearts and shows us that the work that we are doing WORTH IT. It's amazing how music can influence the lives of children and young people, so we must continue to work.

Next, we share with you this brief but beautiful story...

 

"Today I had to go out on foot, in that I can see a baby carrying mecapal(mecapal – loop tool for heavy loads on the back) quite wood, a baby about 10 yearsold.In addition to his load, a CHUCHO (dog) was barking at him and wanted to bite him;I put on a couple of him and told him not to be afraid, quickly he saw me and his little eyes were on..

     -  What instrument is that? He told me. I was carrying my violin.

     I told him a violin and he said:

     - I, in my School play GUITAR!!And my classmates play violin, just like you!

     Notice that we are preparing a song to go play her to César Brañas (An event hall from Antigua Guatemala, not a person)

You would have seen how proud my little boy (my dear boy)with his wood in tow.Really touched my little heart.

But more when I asked:

       - What's your teacher's name who teaches them at your school??

       - He said to me: Seño Elvira!!!

What a beautiful Elvisss

That with your work you touch lives thisway.You'dsee the pride of your little boy and how well it makes you feel..

Bravooo Elvis, for your work!"

 

When you collaborate with Sounds for Life, you are contributing to the many stories like this, which show that music does change the lives of children, of every human being.

With their contribution we can reach more than 3,000 children from at-risk communities, where opportunities for comprehensive education do not exist.

Continue to help us so that we can continue to do this work.

Thanks a lot.

Dec 26, 2019

"Our First Concert"

In Antigua Guatemala, there is a small village located on top of a very picturesque and beautiful mountain. This community is called "El Cerro de San Felipe" and, although it is located just 5 minutes from the center of Antigua, there is a lot of poverty and a great need of opportunities, to be able to have a better life, away from the gangs, the drug and all the crime that is lived in the lu Gar.

Sounds For Life has been working in this community for more than two years and, even with many difficulties, it has been possible to start to have results; the children and young people who make up this group begin to feel part of it and start working as a team.

All this has resulted in the last 9 December, this group of children and young people organized their first concert for their entire community,managing to have an attendance of approximately 300 people, who enjoyed the music that the group prepared for them.

This group is also forming leaders, who will then bring more benefits for their entire community and usher in a generational change with more vision of life and respect for life and, in general, for others.

In Sounds For Life we work to foster this type of development through constant work and that, through experience, children and young people learn that a negative environment can be changed to a very positive one, that the good for their community is also good for them, that things can be done well and with passion.

The help you provide allows us to continue working in these types of communities and also allows us to reach more children and young people who need this drive to have a better life.

Thank you for your help!!!

Sep 25, 2019

Children sharing their music

Every year, in July, children representing their different schools participate in a large concert.

For the children of each school, this experience is wonderful because it allows them to share with hundreds more children, not only the music they make, but also the experiences that each has lived to get there.

This year more than 400 children participated in our great concert and, at the end of the event, all together, as a great orchestra, presented several melodies that filled, not only the ears, but also the soul of all the attendees, mainly the same musicians.

These concerts are extremely important for the development of our program in each school, especially in the development of each participating child.

When you help Sounds for Life, you are also contributing to make all this a reality so that we can continue to organize these kinds of events that enrich the lives of thousands of Guatemalan children.

Remember that we value your help very much and hope to always do our best work so that together we bring the joy of music to thousands more children.

 
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