"Profe Yemo" it is called affectionately, teaches night school at a National Institute of basic Education in the Guatemalan town of Santa Maria de Jesus. This mostly indigenous town, is located on the outskirts of a volcano, 6,792 feet above sea level. Besides Spanish, the majority of people in town speak Kakchiquel, their indigenous language.
Profe Yemo, is one of a group of teachers from this school that volunteer to work with Sonidos para la vida, our non profit music program. He volunteers his time because it is very important for him that his students have the opportunity to dream. He wants them to learn that the discipline, dedication to work, and the passion music teaches, can lead to a more fulfilling and complete life.
Sonidos para la vida has recently arrived at this school where Profe Yemo works. We began with 20 guitars that will benefit almost 400 students from the school. We hope to, very soon, be able to provide more instruments and thus more music to these children who are so thirsty to learn, and so open to welcome the happiness of music in their lives.
When you donate to our organization, you are actively contributing to bring to children and young people throughout Guatemala, all the benefits that music affords and the possibility of changing the social reality they now live.
That's why we will never stop saying to you.....thank you!
Changing lives through music.
Directora del Instituto